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The Planetary Scientist's Companion


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  • The Planetary Scientist's Companion available on April 20 2018 from Amazon for 23.89
  • The Planetary Scientists Companion available on April 02 2017 from Indigo for 52.95
  • ISBN bar code 9780195116946 ξ3 registered April 20 2018
  • ISBN bar code 9780195116946 ξ4 registered April 02 2017
  • ISBN bar code 9780195116946 ξ2 registered February 18 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780195116946 ξ1 registered August 22 2012
  • Product category is Book
  • Manufacturered by Oxford University Press

  • # 978019511694

  • Product weight is 0.99 lbs.
Scientists have collected a wealth of physical and chemical data for the Sun, planets, and small bodies in our solar system, but until now this information has been scattered throughout the technical literature. The Planetary Scientist's Companion solves this problem, providing for the first time a single, extensive reference for the interdisciplinary fields of planetary science and cosmochemistry. The book begins with a summary of frequently used physical and chemical constants, unit conversion factors, properties of some compounds and minerals, thermodynamic data, partition coefficients, and useful formulas. This is followed by an overview of the solar system, including comparative data for the planets and their satellites and abundances of the elements. Much of the book is devoted to a series of chapters describing in turn the Sun, each of the planets, and the groups of small bodies (asteroids, comets, meteorites, and Kuiper Belt and Centaur objects). Each chapter includes an introduction, followed by tables of physical and chemical properties compiled from many sources, including data on planetary atmospheres, surfaces, and interiors. The book concludes with data on nearby stars, the interstellar medium, and recently discovered brown dwarfs and possible extrasolar planets, followed by a glossary. A unique and practical resource for anyone interested in contemporary planetary science and cosmochemistry, this volume is likely to be an essential tool in future research.

References
    ^ (1998). 9780195116946, Oxford University Press US. (revised May 2014)
    ^ The Planetary Scientist's Companion by Katharina Lodders and Bruce, Jr. Fegley (1998, Paperback) (revised Apr 2015)
    ^ The Planetary Scientist's Companion, Oxford University Press. Amazon. (revised Apr 2018)
    ^ The Planetary Scientists Companion Indigo. (revised Apr 2017)

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