Kids Library Home

Welcome to the PrairieCat Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Author Elkins-Tanton, Linda T.

Title Jupiter and Saturn / Linda T. Elkins-Tanton.

Publication Info. New York : Chelsea House, [2006]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Geneseo PL Stacks - GPLG-7  523.4 EL    AVAILABLE
 River Bend CUSD 2 - Fulton HS Stacks - FHSG-7  523.4 ELK    AVAILABLE
 Silvis PL Adult Non-Fiction - SVPG-6  523.4 ELK    AVAILABLE
Description xx, 220 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The solar system
Elkins-Tanton, Linda T. Solar system.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-208) and index.
Contents Jupiter: fast facts about a planet in orbit -- Fundamental information about Jupiter -- What makes gravity? -- The interior of Jupiter -- Materials, temperatures, and pressures -- Elements and isotopes -- What is pressure? -- Magnetic field -- Radio noise -- Jupiter's surface appearance and conditions -- Remote sensing -- Optical depth -- Changes in Jupiter's surface within human history: storms -- Changes in Jupiter's surface within human history: comet Shoemaker-Levy -- Jupiter's rings and moons -- The surprise of Jupiter's rings -- Jupiter's moons -- What are synchronous orbits and synchronous rotation? -- Moment of inertia -- Rheology, or how solids can flow -- Missions to Jupiter -- Saturn: fast facts about a planet in orbit -- Fundamental information about Saturn -- Saturn's interior: composition and magnetic field -- Structure, temperature, pressure -- Internal heat production -- Magnetic field -- Saturn's surface appearance and conditions -- Saturn's rings and moons -- Rings -- Why are there rings? -- Saturn's moons -- Giovanni Cassini (1625-1712) -- Fossa, sulci, and other terms for planetary landforms -- Stable orbits for small bodies among much larger planets -- Missions to Saturn -- Conclusions: the known and the unknown -- Appendix 1: units and measurements -- Fundamental units -- Comparisons among kelvin, celsius, and fahrenheit -- Useful measures of distance -- Definitions for electricity and magnetism -- Prefixes -- Appendix 2: light, wavelength, and radiation -- Appendix 3: a list of all known moons.
Subject Jupiter (Planet) -- Popular works.
Saturn (Planet) -- Popular works.
ISBN 0816051968 (acid-free paper)
Standard No. 9780816051960

Available items only