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Exploring the Solar System

By: Peter Bond

462 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Feb 2012 | #194004 | ISBN-13: 9781405134996
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Hardback | Feb 2012 | #194005 | ISBN-13: 9781444351088
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About this book

Drawing upon the latest results from the second golden age of Solar System exploration, author Peter Bond provides an authoritative and up-to-date account of the planets, satellites and smaller debris that orbit the Sun. Written in an informal style, with minimal use of mathematics, this book is the ideal introductory text for non-science students and other readers with little or no science background. With the aid of numerous illustrations, many in full colour, this exciting book brings to life the weird and wonderful worlds that populate our corner of the Universe.

The book would make an excellent introduction to the planets, and the focus on exploration offers a different, less structured approach to an exciting and active research field, that will appeal to the interested non-specialist as well as students in the field.
- Astronomy & Geophysics, 2012

"I highly recommend the accessible and very informative book 'Exploring the Solar System' by Peter Bond, to undergraduate students in science or in non-science related fields, and anyone in the general public seeking an understandable yet comprehensive overview of the Solar System. This book provides the up to the minute information about the Sun's family that will enrich your understanding of science in general, and outer space in particular."
- Blog Business Word, 31 March 2012


1. Beginnings
2. Sun
3. Earth
4. The Moon
5. Mercury
6. Venus
7. Mars
8. Jupiter
9. Saturn
10. Uranus
11. Neptune
12. Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
13. Comets, Asteroids and Meteorites
14. Exoplanets

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Award winning author Peter Bond is a Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Interplanetary Society. He has written ten books and hundreds of articles about astronomy, space exploration and planet Earth, and contributed to, or edited, numerous others. Peter has been a consultant and writer for the European Space Agency for many years, and was a press officer for the Royal Astronomical Society 1995-2007.

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