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The Resource Pluto : sentinel of the outer solar system, Barrie W. Jones

Pluto : sentinel of the outer solar system, Barrie W. Jones

Label
Pluto : sentinel of the outer solar system
Title
Pluto
Title remainder
sentinel of the outer solar system
Statement of responsibility
Barrie W. Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Orbiting at the edge of the outer Solar System, Pluto is an intriguing object in astronomy. Since the fascinating events surrounding its discovery, it has helped increase our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System, and raised questions about the nature and benefits of scientific classification. This is a timely and exciting account of Pluto and its satellites. The author uses Pluto as a case study to discuss discovery in astronomy, how remote astronomical bodies are investigated, and the role of classification in science by discussing Pluto's recent classification as a dwarf planet. Besides Pluto, the book also explores the rich assortment of bodies that constitute the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, of which Pluto is the innermost member. Richly illustrated, this text is written for general readers, amateur astronomers and students alike. Boxed text provides more advanced information especially for readers who wish to delve deeper into the subject"--
  • "Orbiting at the edge of the outer Solar System, Pluto is an intriguing object in astronomy. Since the fascinating events surrounding its discovery, it has helped increase our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System and raised questions about the nature and benefits of scientific classification. This is a timely and exciting account of Pluto and its satellites. The author uses Pluto as a case study to discuss discovery in astronomy and how remote astronomical bodies are investigated. He also examines the role of classification in science by discussing Pluto's recent classification as a dwarf planet. Besides Pluto, the book also explores the rich assortment of bodies that constitute the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, of which Pluto is the innermost member. Richly illustrated, this text is written for general readers, amateur astronomers and students alike. Boxed text provides more advanced information especially for readers who wish to delve deeper into the subject"--
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DLC
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Jones, Barrie William
Dewey number
523.49/22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB701
LC item number
.J66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pluto (Dwarf planet)
  • Solar system
  • Kuiper Belt
  • Origin of the Solar system
  • Pluto (Dwarf planet)
  • Solar system
  • Solar system
  • Sonnensystem
  • Äußerer Planet
  • Pluto
  • Pluto
  • Pluto (Dwarf planet)
  • Solar system
  • Kuiper Belt
Label
Pluto : sentinel of the outer solar system, Barrie W. Jones
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805211/94365/cover/9780521194365.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Solar System -- The discovery of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto -- Pluto, a diminishing world -- Pluto's family -- Surfaces, atmospheres, interiors of Pluto and Charon -- The Edgeworth-Kuiper belt -- Is Pluto a planet? -- The New Horizons mission to Pluto (and beyond) -- Pluto: gateway to beyond?
Control code
ocn567165806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 231 pages, [6] pages of color plates
Isbn
9780521194365
Lccn
2010015480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780521194365
  • (OCoLC)567165806
Label
Pluto : sentinel of the outer solar system, Barrie W. Jones
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805211/94365/cover/9780521194365.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Solar System -- The discovery of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto -- Pluto, a diminishing world -- Pluto's family -- Surfaces, atmospheres, interiors of Pluto and Charon -- The Edgeworth-Kuiper belt -- Is Pluto a planet? -- The New Horizons mission to Pluto (and beyond) -- Pluto: gateway to beyond?
Control code
ocn567165806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 231 pages, [6] pages of color plates
Isbn
9780521194365
Lccn
2010015480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780521194365
  • (OCoLC)567165806

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