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Author Hartmann, William K.

Title The grand tour : a traveler's guide to the solar system.

Publication Info. New York : Workman Pub., [2005]


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Edition Third edition, Rev. edition / by William K. Hartmann and Ron Miller.
Description vii, 296 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 x 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Miller's name appears first on the earlier eds.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 289) and index.
Contents Part 1. The major worlds. Jupiter, planet of the gods -- Saturn, lord of the rings -- Uranus, a sideways world -- Neptune, the last giant -- Earth, it's alive -- Venus, the veiled inferno -- Mars, the other earth-like world -- Ganymede, a new wrinkle -- Titan, the masked moon -- Mercury, child of the sun -- Callisto, Jupiter's battered moon -- Io, a world turning inside out -- The moon, Earth's companion -- Europa, the solar system's secret ocean -- Triton, a world out of place -- Pluto and Charon, a double world -- Titania and Oberon, largest moons of Uranus -- Rhea, crater-crowded moon of Saturn -- 2004 DW, Pluto's rival -- Iapetus, the two-faced moon of Saturn -- Umbriel and Ariel, midsized moons of Uranus -- Dione and Tethys, midsized moons of Saturn -- 1 Ceres, the largest asteroid -- Part 2. Selected smaller worlds. Enceladus, the resurfaced moon of Saturn -- 4 Vesta, a lava-covered asteroid -- Miranda, Uranus's reassembled moon? -- Mimas, Saturn's reassembled moon? -- Nereid, a captured moon of Neptune? -- 624 Hektor, largest compound asteroid? -- Amalthea, football-shaped moon of Jupiter -- 2060 Chiron, the king of the comets -- 5145 Pholus, fugitive from the Kuiper Belt -- Janus and Epimetheus, co-orbital satellites of Saturn -- Thebe, under the volcanoes -- Naiad, within Neptune's rings -- Comet P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1, a comet with intermittent outbursts -- 433 Eros, the first asteroid landing -- 243 Ida and its moon, an asteroid with a bonus -- Phobos and Deimos, moonlets of Mars -- Halley's Comet, the most famous of them all -- 1221 Amor and 1862 Apollo, planet-approaching asteroids -- 4769 Castalia and 4179 Toutatis, Apollo asteroids of curious shapes -- Asteroid 6178, heavy metal in the sky -- 3908 NYX, a piece of Vesta -- 1991 BA, the cosmic shooting gallery -- Part 3. Beyond the solar system. Planetary systems beyond the Sun.
Subject Solar system -- Popular works.
Added Author Miller, Ron, 1947-
Hartmann, William K.
ISBN 0761135472
0761139095 alkaline paper
Standard No. 9780761135470

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