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Planets, Stars and Nebulae Studied with Photopolarimetry

Edited by T. Gehrels
The University of Arizona Press

"The polarization study of celestial objects is a valuable part of optical astronomy, and the author has done exceptionally well in bringing to gether contributions treating all aspects of the polarimetry field. . . . The first section contains a fine introduction and an excellent and definitive history of the subject. . . . The volume is ...

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Comets

The University of Arizona Press

"Over forty authorities present sections on the nucleus, dust, coma, and tails of comets, along with sections on their origin, and relationships to other solar system bodies. . . . An excellent book."--Space News

"The volume is highly recommended to all interested in comets and the Solar System."--Journal of the British ...

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Venus

The University of Arizona Press

"No serious astronomical library can be complete without it."--Journal of the British Astronomical Association

"The book contains the results of the exploration of Venus by spacecraft during the period 1962-1978. . . . The book represents an excellent review of the principal results of Venus in the period covered."--Bulletin of the ...

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Satellites

The University of Arizona Press

"This is the 12th book in the University of Arizona Space Science Series, a burgeoning library destined to stand as the consummate literary legacy of our era's revolution in Solar System exploration. . . . Satellite science has matured rapidly since its rebirth in March 1979, and its vitality radiates from the pages of this fine volume."

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Planets and Perception

The University of Arizona Press

Do we really know what we see through a telescope? How does the ocular system construct planetary images, and how does the brain interpret them? Drawing on both astronomical and psychological data, William Sheehan now offers the first systematic analysis of the perceptual and cognitive factors that go into the initial structuring ...

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Quaternary Extinctions

The University of Arizona Press

"What caused the extinction of so many animals at or near the end of the Pleistocene? Was it overkill by human hunters, the result of a major climatic change or was it just a part of some massive evolutionary turnover? Questions such as these have plagued scientists for over one hundred years and are still being heatedly debated today.

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Mercury

The University of Arizona Press

This book is now available online too!

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Origin and Evolution of Planetary and Satellite Atmospheres

The University of Arizona Press

An integrated discussion of the similarities and differences between the atmospheres of various bodies of the solar system, including the Earth.

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Uranus

The University of Arizona Press

Uranus occupies a unique niche in the history of western thought; for while the planets from Mercury to Saturn had been known since pre-antiquity, Uranus was the first to be discovered, in 1781, through scientific investigation. Contemporary investigation of Uranus culminated in the Voyager 2 encounter in 1986. The results of that ...

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Solar Interior and Atmosphere

The University of Arizona Press

Observational data derived from the world's largest solar telescopes are correlated with theoretical discussions in nuclear and atomic physics by contributors representing a wide range of interests in solar research.

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