The Resource Weird Worlds : Bizarre Bodies of the Solar System and Beyond, by David A. J. Seargent, (electronic resource)

Weird Worlds : Bizarre Bodies of the Solar System and Beyond, by David A. J. Seargent, (electronic resource)

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Weird Worlds : Bizarre Bodies of the Solar System and Beyond
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Weird Worlds
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Bizarre Bodies of the Solar System and Beyond
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by David A. J. Seargent
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eng
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In Weird Worlds, the author discusses planets where temperatures are so high that it rains molten iron, and others so cold that liquid methane floods across plains of ice! Worlds are described where the lightest element acts like a metal and where winds blow at thousands of miles per hour – as well as possible planets whose orbits are essentially parabolic. Weird Worlds is the third book in David Seargent’s “Weird” series. This book assumes a basic level of astronomical understanding and concentrates on the “odd and interesting” aspects of planetary bodies, including asteroids and moons. From our viewpoint here on Earth, this work depicts the most unusual features of these worlds and the ways in which they appear “weird” to us. Within our own Solar System, odd facts such as the apparent reversal of the Sun in the skies of Mercury, CO2-driven fountains of dust on Mars, possible liquid water (and perhaps primitive life!) deep within the dwarf planet Ceres, and a variety of odd facts about the planetary moons are all discussed. A special chapter is devoted to Saturn’s giant moon Titan, and its methane-based weather system and “hydrological” cycle. This chapter also includes recent speculation on the possibility of methane-based organisms and the form that these might take, if they really do exist. Beyond our Solar System, the book looks at the range of worlds discovered and hypothesized. In keeping with previous titles in David Seargent’s “Weird” series, Weird Worlds contains several projects that astronomers of all levels can participate
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Seargent, David A. J
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QB495-500.269
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non fiction
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Astronomers' Universe,
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  • Physics
  • Planetary science
  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Planetology
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Weird Worlds : Bizarre Bodies of the Solar System and Beyond, by David A. J. Seargent, (electronic resource)
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Oddities of the Inner Worlds -- Strange Little Worlds – Asteroids and Their Kin -- The Many Moons of the Solar System -- Titan – Weirdest World of Them All? -- Oddities of the Outer Worlds -- Strange Worlds Afar -- Observational Projects
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XIII, 309 p. 51 illus., 23 illus. in color.
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9781461470649
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10.1007/978-1-4614-7064-9
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(DE-He213)978-1-4614-7064-9
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Weird Worlds : Bizarre Bodies of the Solar System and Beyond, by David A. J. Seargent, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Oddities of the Inner Worlds -- Strange Little Worlds – Asteroids and Their Kin -- The Many Moons of the Solar System -- Titan – Weirdest World of Them All? -- Oddities of the Outer Worlds -- Strange Worlds Afar -- Observational Projects
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIII, 309 p. 51 illus., 23 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
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electronic
Isbn
9781461470649
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-7064-9
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4614-7064-9

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