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The Resource Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets, Andrew S. Rivkin

Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets, Andrew S. Rivkin

Label
Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets
Title
Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets
Statement of responsibility
Andrew S. Rivkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series covers asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets - those small bodies that revolve the Sun - and provides readers with the most up-to-date understanding of the current state of scientific knowledge about them. Scientifically sound, but written with the student in mind, Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planets is an excellent first step for researching the exciting scientific discoveries of the smallest celestial bodies in the solar system. The book will introduce students to all of the areas of research surrounding the subject, answering many intriguing questions. It defines a dwarf planet and explains why Pluto is one. It looks at how such small bodies form, what they are made of, and what kind of atmospheres might they have. And it asks - and answers - whether asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets present a hazard to the Earth or to spacecraft."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivkin, Andrew S
Dewey number
523.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB501
LC item number
.R58 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Greenwood guides to the universe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solar system
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Dwarf planets
  • SCIENCE
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Dwarf planets
  • Solar system
Label
Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets, Andrew S. Rivkin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A matter of definition -- Historical background -- The orbits and dynamics of small bodies -- Meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids -- The formation of the solar system and the small bodies -- Sizes, shapes, and companions of small bodies -- Composition of small bodies -- Surface processes -- Small body interiors -- Small body atmospheres -- Small bodies and hazards -- Spacecraft missions -- Interrelations
Control code
ocn494691173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313344329
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612340932
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8F565618-8B65-45C9-9778-32268CF321BB
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o494691173
  • (OCoLC)494691173
Label
Asteroids, comets, and dwarf planets, Andrew S. Rivkin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A matter of definition -- Historical background -- The orbits and dynamics of small bodies -- Meteors, meteorites, and meteoroids -- The formation of the solar system and the small bodies -- Sizes, shapes, and companions of small bodies -- Composition of small bodies -- Surface processes -- Small body interiors -- Small body atmospheres -- Small bodies and hazards -- Spacecraft missions -- Interrelations
Control code
ocn494691173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 206 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313344329
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612340932
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8F565618-8B65-45C9-9778-32268CF321BB
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o494691173
  • (OCoLC)494691173

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