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The Secret Lives of Planets : Order, Chaos, and Uniqueness in the Solar System.

Murdin, Paul. (Author).

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North Kansas City Public Library 520 MURDIN 2020 (Text) 0001002374260 Nonfiction New Checked out 11/17/2020

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Includes index.
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Order, chaos and uniqueness in the solar system -- Mercury : bashed, bashful and eccentric -- Venus : an ugly face behind a pretty veil -- Earth : balanced equanimity -- The Moon : almost dead -- Mars : the warlike planet -- Martian meteorites : chips off the old block -- Ceres : the planet that never grew up -- Jupiter : hard hearted -- The Galilean satellites : siblings of fire, water, ice and stone -- Saturn : lord of the rings -- Titan : animation suspended -- Enceladus : warm hearted -- Uranus : bowled over -- Neptune : the misfit -- Pluto : the outsider who came in from the cold.
Summary, etc.:
"We have the impression that the solar system is perfectly regular like a clock, or a planetarium instrument. On a short timescale it is. But, seen in a longer perspective, the planets, and their satellites, have exciting lives, full of events - for example, did you know that Saturn's moon, Titan, boasts lakes which contain liquid methane surrounded by soaring hills and valleys, exactly as the earth did before life evolved on our fragile planet? Or that Mercury is the shyest planet? Or, that Mars' biggest volcano is 100 times the size of Earth's, or that its biggest canyon is 10 times the depth of the Grand Canyon, or that it wasn't always red, but blue? The culmination of a lifetime of astronomy and wonder, Paul Murdin's enchanting new book reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the planets, their satellites, and our place in the solar system."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Solar system > Popular works.
Solar system.
Genre: Popular works .

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