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Solar System Evolution A New Perspective

Out of Print
By: Stuart Ross Taylor
484 pages, Figs, tabs
Solar System Evolution
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  • Solar System Evolution ISBN: 9780521641302 Edition: 2 Hardback Sep 2001 Out of Print #127625
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Coverage includes the place of the solar system in the universe, the formation of planets (and why Pluto isn't one), the Moon and the importance of collisions, and discussion of the Earth's uniqueness. Second edition completely rewritten.
'should serve as an excellent reference; it succinctly summarizes evidence and arguments' Nature.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Prologue; 1. A brief history; 2. The universe; 3. Stars; 4. The solar nebula; 5. Composition and chemical evolution of the nebula; 6. The evidence from meteorites; 7. Building planets; 8. The giant planets; 9. Satellites and rings; 10. The refugees; 11. The survivors: Mercury and Mars; 12. The twins: Venus and the Earth; 13. The Moon; 14. The role of impacts; 15. Epilogue: on the difficulty of making Earth-like planets; Subject index; Author index.

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Ross Taylor took degrees in chemistry and geology. He is Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
Out of Print
By: Stuart Ross Taylor
484 pages, Figs, tabs
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' ! the book should serve as an excellent reference; it succinctly summarizes evidence and arguments.' Nature ' ! an invaluable guide to current thinking on the Solar System evolution.' Journal of the British Astronomical Association ' ! few finer introductions than this book.' Times Higher Education Supplement 'S. Ross Taylor has written a clear and comprehensive account of the origin and evolution of the solar system ! frequent summaries are useful, and provide ready access to information for readers who simply wish to dip into the book. I highly recommend this book to all students of planetary science.' Chemical Geology '! I hope the book reaches many students embarking on a career in geochemistry or, perhaps more important, provides the basis for some courses presented by their teachers.' The Observatory 'An exploration in imagination could be one way to describe the contents of this book. It adopts an historical perspective to examine the place of the Solar System in the Universe ! the book is fascinating and brings the wonders of our solar system closer to home ! if you have ever wondered how the Sun formed, where did the planets come from and what is a comet or meteorite, then this book has answers.' James Montgomery, Geoscientist
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