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ePub The Cambridge Planetary Handbook download
Author:
Michael E. Bakich
ISBN13:
978-0521634151
ISBN:
0521634156
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press (December 1, 1999)
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Astronomy & Space Science
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The book is arranged in two parts. Part one presents planetary data, such as atmospheric pressure, composition, and future conjunctions and transits.

Ships from and sold by kozybooks85. The book is arranged in two parts. Part two contains a summary on each planet, including its moons. These summaries cover cloud and atmospheric conditions, surface features, historical early ideas about each planet, and recent discoveries from the Hubble Space Telescope and other data collected in the "late 1990s.

The book contains excellent photography and explanatory illustrations, along with numerous historical drawings .

The book contains excellent photography and explanatory illustrations, along with numerous historical drawings from Galileo, Huygens, Herschel and other astronomers. It summarises many centuries' worth of data, from the earliest observations of the planets through to the most recent spaceprobe findings.

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Published online by Cambridge University Press: 01 July 2000. Export citation Request permission. ix+336 pp. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

The Cambridge Planetary Handbook is an invaluable reference text, bringing together key facts and data on the . The book contains excellent photography and explanatory illustrations, along with numerous historical drawings from Galileo, Huygens, Herschel and other astronomers

It summarises many centuries' worth of data, from the earliest observations of the planets through to the most recent spaceprobe findings. The book contains excellent photography and explanatory illustrations, along with numerous historical drawings from Galileo, Huygens, Herschel and other astronomers.

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oceedings{Bakich2000TheCP, title {The Cambridge Planetary Handbook}, author {Michael Bakich}, year {2000} . Preface Acknowledgements Part I. Lists: A. Planets B. Satellites Part II.

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It summarises many centuries' worth of data, from the earliest observations of the planets through to the most recent spaceprobe findings.

The Cambridge Planetary Handbook is an invaluable reference text . Bakich has a BS in Astronomy from Ohio State University and an MA in Planetarium Education from Michigan State University.

I just received the "Cambridge Planetary Handbook" by Bakich, and was rather disappointed in it because it's strictly a reference book. It gives lots of detailed tech spechs and brief histories of observing the planets, but really doesn't give any observational tips

I just received the "Cambridge Planetary Handbook" by Bakich, and was rather disappointed in it because it's strictly a reference book. It gives lots of detailed tech spechs and brief histories of observing the planets, but really doesn't give any observational tips. It's a good book, but a bit dry. I haven't had a chance to sit down and really read it, but from what I've seen so far, it's long on facts and short on tips.

The Cambridge Planetary Handbook is an invaluable reference text, bringing together key facts and data on the planets and their satellites, discoverers and researchers. It summarises many centuries' worth of data, from the earliest observations of the planets through to the most recent spaceprobe findings. The author discusses the history, mythology and theories of the main objects in our solar system, and provides a comprehensive information section with accurate and up-to-date data on the planets. The book contains excellent photography and explanatory illustrations, along with numerous historical drawings from Galileo, Huygens, Herschel and other astronomers. This book is a must for all astronomy enthusiasts, as well as academic researchers, students and teachers. Those unfamiliar with the sky will find this a user-friendly guide written in clear, non-technical language.
  • My girlfriend loves space and loves books with the pictures of everything that's out there very clear and high resolution photos

  • excellent book, the boys loved it.

  • I found this book while researching in the library one day for astronimical events. I opened it and became intrigued immediately. The information contained within it kept me fascinated for hours and still does. I refer to it anytime I wish to know anything about the planets, eclipses, statistics concerning the planets etc. Each planet is addressed separately giving a history of the founder, how it was located. The beginning of each section pertaining to a planet includes items such as:

    Physical Data: Size, Mass, Escape Velocity, Temperature Range, Oblateness, Surface Gravity, Volume, Magnetic Field Strength and orientation, Albedo, Density, Solar Irradiance, Atmosphere Pressure, Composition of Atmosphere, Maximum Wind Speeds, Cloud Features, Surface Features, Orbital Data, Observational Data, Early Ideas (a good history of how people interpreted information in earlier periods of time when technology was not as advanced as now), Important Concepts, Transits, Interesting Facts, Observing Data which includes Conjunction dates, elongation dates, Close conjunctions, Eclipses if applicable, Historical timelines.

    The above information is provided for each planet, which makes this invaluable source book. In the beginning of the book there are comparison charts showing how each planet compares in Albedo, Angular Size, Atmospheric Composition, Atmospheric Pressure, Brightness & size of the Sun from each planet, Brillancy at Opposition, Cloud Features, Constellations Visited by the Moon and Planets, Density, Distances from Earth, Distances from Sun, Eccentricity, Escape Velocity, Future Dates of Conjunction (up to 2010), Future dates of Opposition (up to 2010), Future Significant Alignments, Future Transits (up to 2255), Inclination of Orbit, Magnetic Field strength and orientation, Mass, Named features on the planets and the Moon, Names of the planets, Sun and Moon around the world (includes: Arabic, Danish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish, Swedish), Oblateness, Orbital period, Orbital Velocity, Rotational Period, Rotational Velocity (equatorial), Size, Solar Irradiance, Speed of Light Travel Times, Surface Gravity, Synodic Period, Temperature Range, Tilt of Axis, Volume, Winds Speeds, Satellites (which includes all the subject headings here for each satellite)

    This is a wonderful book, packed with information that will fascinate and amaze at the same time teaching you about the universe. Science was not one of my favorite subjects but now as an adult I truly have begun to love it thanks to this one book.

    I also consult this book whenever I wish to validate any astrological information that I might be working with or on. Truly and indispensible book.

  • If you need a quick look up reference for statistical information on the major bodies of the solar system then this is a really fine book.