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The secret lives of planets : order, chaos, and uniqueness in the solar system, Paul Murdin

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The secret lives of planets : order, chaos, and uniqueness in the solar system
Title
The secret lives of planets
Title remainder
order, chaos, and uniqueness in the solar system
Statement of responsibility
Paul Murdin
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We have the impression that the solar system is perfectly regular like a clock, or a planetarium instrument. On a short timescale it is. But, seen in a longer perspective, the planets, and their satellites, have exciting lives, full of events - for example, did you know that Saturn's moon, Titan, boasts lakes which contain liquid methane surrounded by soaring hills and valleys, exactly as the earth did before life evolved on our fragile planet? Or that Mercury is the shyest planet? Or, that Mars' biggest volcano is 100 times the size of Earth's, or that its biggest canyon is 10 times the depth of the Grand Canyon, or that it wasn't always red, but blue? The culmination of a lifetime of astronomy and wonder, Paul Murdin's enchanting new book reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the planets, their satellites, and our place in the solar system."--Publisher's description
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YDX
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Murdin, Paul
Dewey number
523.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Solar system
  • Solar system
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The secret lives of planets : order, chaos, and uniqueness in the solar system, Paul Murdin
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Includes index
Contents
Order, chaos and uniqueness in the solar system -- Mercury : bashed, bashful and eccentric -- Venus : an ugly face behind a pretty veil -- Earth : balanced equanimity -- The Moon : almost dead -- Mars : the warlike planet -- Martian meteorites : chips off the old block -- Ceres : the planet that never grew up -- Jupiter : hard hearted -- The Galilean satellites : siblings of fire, water, ice and stone -- Saturn : lord of the rings -- Titan : animation suspended -- Enceladus : warm hearted -- Uranus : bowled over -- Neptune : the misfit -- Pluto : the outsider who came in from the cold
Control code
on1104459371
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643133362
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1104459371
Label
The secret lives of planets : order, chaos, and uniqueness in the solar system, Paul Murdin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Contents
Order, chaos and uniqueness in the solar system -- Mercury : bashed, bashful and eccentric -- Venus : an ugly face behind a pretty veil -- Earth : balanced equanimity -- The Moon : almost dead -- Mars : the warlike planet -- Martian meteorites : chips off the old block -- Ceres : the planet that never grew up -- Jupiter : hard hearted -- The Galilean satellites : siblings of fire, water, ice and stone -- Saturn : lord of the rings -- Titan : animation suspended -- Enceladus : warm hearted -- Uranus : bowled over -- Neptune : the misfit -- Pluto : the outsider who came in from the cold
Control code
on1104459371
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643133362
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1104459371

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