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The 50 most extreme places in our solar system, David Baker and Todd Ratcliff

Label
The 50 most extreme places in our solar system
Title
The 50 most extreme places in our solar system
Statement of responsibility
David Baker and Todd Ratcliff
Title variation
Fifty most extreme places in our solar system
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Baker, David
Dewey number
559.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB502
LC item number
.B345 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1967-
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Ratcliff, Todd
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  • Extreme environments
  • Solar system
Label
The 50 most extreme places in our solar system, David Baker and Todd Ratcliff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-265) and index
Contents
Surface and interior. Tallest mountain : Olympus Mons ; Coldest volcanoes : cryovolcanoes ; A truly "grand" canyon : Valles Marineris ; Movers and shakers : plate tectonics ; Ooh! That'll leave a mark : extreme impact craters -- Oceans & water & ice, oh my! Deepest ocean : Europa ; Best surf spot : Earth ; Biggest ice cubes : Saturn's icy moons ; Jekyll and Hyde of the solar system : dirty, icy comets ; The sky is falling! : dry ice caps of Mars -- Wild, wild weather. Longest-lived storm : Jupiter's great red spot ; An ill and still wind bloweth : hurricanes on Earth ; Wildly wicked winds of Neptune ; Best vacuum cleaner : Martian dust devils ; The hardest rain : diamond hail on Uranus and Neptune -- Extreme climates. Biggest, baddest babies of climate : El Nin̋o and La Nin̋a ; But it's a dry heat : runaway greenhouse of Venus ; Dirtiest climate change : global dust storms on Mars ; Most bizarre seasons : Uranus ; Snowballs in hell : Mercury -- Rings and things. Those lovely rings : Saturn ; Billions and billions of bodies : the Oort cloud ; When comets attack : Shoemaker-Levy ; The planet that wasn't : the asteroid belt ; Earth-shattering impact : birth of our moon? -- Electro magneto to extremo. Supertwisted magnet : our sun ; Blowing a bubble in space : the solar wind ; Biggest plasma screen : Jupiter's magnetosphere ; Most radical electric light shows : Auroras on Earth and Jupiter ; Shocking superbolts of Saturn -- Life. Juuust right! : Earth's abundant life ; Death from above : The K-T extinction ; Life from above : alien origins ; Little green...microbes? : possible life on Mars ; Life in the dark ; Earth & Europa? -- The wack pack. Stinkiest place : the rotten egg of Io ; Best fuel depot : Titan ; Problematic planethood : Pluto ; Most retro : Venus & Triton ; Most misinterpreted "artifact" : the face on Mars ; One-eyed monster and the hex of Saturn ; FrankenMoon : Miranda ; As sure as sunrise? : Hyperion's chaotic rotation ; The incredible shrinking planet : Mercury ; A perfect fit : solar eclipses on Earth ; Strangest life-form : humans -- Sum of extreme parts. Supreme sun ; Giant Jupiter ; Sexy Saturn ; Extreme Earth
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 290 p.
Isbn
9780674049987
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006126
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn539078853
  • (OCoLC)539078853
Label
The 50 most extreme places in our solar system, David Baker and Todd Ratcliff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-265) and index
Contents
Surface and interior. Tallest mountain : Olympus Mons ; Coldest volcanoes : cryovolcanoes ; A truly "grand" canyon : Valles Marineris ; Movers and shakers : plate tectonics ; Ooh! That'll leave a mark : extreme impact craters -- Oceans & water & ice, oh my! Deepest ocean : Europa ; Best surf spot : Earth ; Biggest ice cubes : Saturn's icy moons ; Jekyll and Hyde of the solar system : dirty, icy comets ; The sky is falling! : dry ice caps of Mars -- Wild, wild weather. Longest-lived storm : Jupiter's great red spot ; An ill and still wind bloweth : hurricanes on Earth ; Wildly wicked winds of Neptune ; Best vacuum cleaner : Martian dust devils ; The hardest rain : diamond hail on Uranus and Neptune -- Extreme climates. Biggest, baddest babies of climate : El Nin̋o and La Nin̋a ; But it's a dry heat : runaway greenhouse of Venus ; Dirtiest climate change : global dust storms on Mars ; Most bizarre seasons : Uranus ; Snowballs in hell : Mercury -- Rings and things. Those lovely rings : Saturn ; Billions and billions of bodies : the Oort cloud ; When comets attack : Shoemaker-Levy ; The planet that wasn't : the asteroid belt ; Earth-shattering impact : birth of our moon? -- Electro magneto to extremo. Supertwisted magnet : our sun ; Blowing a bubble in space : the solar wind ; Biggest plasma screen : Jupiter's magnetosphere ; Most radical electric light shows : Auroras on Earth and Jupiter ; Shocking superbolts of Saturn -- Life. Juuust right! : Earth's abundant life ; Death from above : The K-T extinction ; Life from above : alien origins ; Little green...microbes? : possible life on Mars ; Life in the dark ; Earth & Europa? -- The wack pack. Stinkiest place : the rotten egg of Io ; Best fuel depot : Titan ; Problematic planethood : Pluto ; Most retro : Venus & Triton ; Most misinterpreted "artifact" : the face on Mars ; One-eyed monster and the hex of Saturn ; FrankenMoon : Miranda ; As sure as sunrise? : Hyperion's chaotic rotation ; The incredible shrinking planet : Mercury ; A perfect fit : solar eclipses on Earth ; Strangest life-form : humans -- Sum of extreme parts. Supreme sun ; Giant Jupiter ; Sexy Saturn ; Extreme Earth
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 290 p.
Isbn
9780674049987
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010006126
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn539078853
  • (OCoLC)539078853

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