Satellites of the Outer Planets: Worlds in Their Own Right by David A. RotherySatellites of the Outer Planets: Worlds in Their Own Right by David A. Rothery

Satellites of the Outer Planets: Worlds in Their Own Right

byDavid A. Rothery

Paperback | November 1, 1999

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Extensively revised and updated, this new edition of David A. Rothery's acclaimed geological guide to the outer solar system includes results and close-up color and black and white images from both the 1995-1999 Galileo mission to Jupiter and the Voyager space probe. Rothery, a noted planetaryscientist, explains the geological aspects of the major satellites of the outer planets, from Jupiter to Neptune and the Pluto-Charon system. In particular he shows how tectonic and volcanic processes, driven by heat from within, have shaped the rigid outer layers of these worlds. Rothery alsodiscusses the similarities and differences among them and the ways in which they resemble Earth-like planets. This fascinating book is written in an introductory style ideal for first- or second-year college courses. Amateur geologists and astronomers will also find its insights rewarding.
David A. Rothery is a volcanologist and planetary scientist. A Senior Lecturer at the Open University, UK, he is well known for his research on volcano monitoring and has written numerous popular magazine articles as well as made appearances on on radio and TV in the UK to explain volcanoes and planetary science.
Title:Satellites of the Outer Planets: Worlds in Their Own RightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019512555X

ISBN - 13:9780195125559


Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Composition and Evolution of Satellites3. Voyager and Galileo4. Icy Lithospheres5. Dead Worlds6. Recently Active Worlds7. Active Worlds8. Unseen Worldsn 9What Next?

Editorial Reviews

"[A] comprehensive update on all of the moons in the solar system ... an appropriate starting point ... it treats these satellites of other planets as mini-worlds driven by geology every bit as interesting as encountered on the major planets."--Griffith Observer