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Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets, Andrew S. Rivkin

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Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets
Title
Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets
Statement of responsibility
Andrew S. Rivkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series covers asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets - those small bodies that revolve the Sun - and provides readers with the most up-to-date understanding of the current state of scientific knowledge about them. Scientifically sound, but written with the student in mind, Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets is an excellent first step for researching the exciting scientific discoveries of the smallest celestial bodies in the solar system. The book will introduce students to all of the areas of research surrounding the subject, answering many intriguing questions. It defines a dwarf planet and explains why Pluto is one. It looks at how such small bodies form, what they are made of, and what kind of atmospheres might they have. And it asks - and answers - whether asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets present a hazard to the Earth or to spacecraft."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
523.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB501
LC item number
.R58 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Greenwood guides to the universe
Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets, Andrew S. Rivkin
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Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets, Andrew S. Rivkin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A matter of definition -- Historical background -- The orbits and dynamics of small bodies -- Meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids -- The formation of the solar system and the small bodies -- Sizes, shapes, and companions of small bodies -- Composition of small bodies -- Surface processes -- Small body interiors -- Small body atmospheres -- Small bodies and hazards -- Spacecraft missions -- Interrelations
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Dimensions
26 cm.
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Extent
xvii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780313344336
Lccn
2009016114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn243548364

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