Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface to the Second Edition.Preface to the First Edition.Prologue: Encounter!1. New Frontier.A Planet Hunt."Young Man, I Am Afraid You Are Wasting Your Time."That's It!"But What to Call It?Pathways of the Gods.Empty of Empties.It's a Rogue!2. First Facts.The Dark Ages.Shimmer, Little Planet.The Pulse of a Planet's Brightness.A Cockeyed World.Reading the Rainbow.Pluto's Own Signature.A Rose, By Any Other Name.Fellow Traveler.Harvest: 1978.3. A Distant Dance.The Gift of a Swede.The Dance, Dissected.Searching for Shadows.Tally Ho Shadow!Glimpsing the Treasure Trove.When Seconds Equal Centimeters: Measuring Pluto's Size.Bounty.He and She.The Face of Pluto.4. The Importance of Snow.The Low Roads.A Clean Machine: The Road Less Trveled.The High Road, At Last.Mining the Occulation Data.Smoke? Or Mirrors?Taking Pluto's Temperature.Something So Familiar.Hot Spots on a Cold World.The Fate of Pluto's Atmosphere: Future Tense.5. Building a Binary Planet.A Grand Design.Before.Building Planets from Plantetesimals.Winds of Change.Mother Violence.A Misfit's Role.The Faint Smell of a Fish.Big Bangs.Lost Flock.6. Ice Fields and Ice Dwarfs.Where Have All the Pluto's Gone?The Edge.The Hunters.Enter Smiley.Pluto's Kin.Meet the Plutinos.The Meaning of Missing Mass.Hindsight 20/20: Lo, the Misfit Fits.7. Everest.Cradle Vista .An Ornament Against the Deep.On Being There.A Gathering, a Start.Manna, From Triton.First Ascent.Tick, Tick, Tick.Onward, Upward.Form and Function Combined.Some Trouble with the Ticket.Expresso.8. New Horizons.A Final Faltering.We Are the Undead.A Reincarnation.The Undead Never Blink.New Horizons, Indeed.Light My Fire.9. Where No One Has Gone Before.Then I Saw Her Face.Appendix: A Chronology of Major Events in the Exploration of Pluto.Notes.Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The exploration of the ninth planet, Pluto, its moon, Charon, and their relationship to the newly discovered Kuiper Belt, is a tale of perseverance, ingenuity and dedication on the part of the planetary scientists who have been lured by the fascination of these far flung miniature worlds. In "Pluto and Charon", Alan Stern and Jacqueline Mitton turn that story into an entertaining adventure, starting with the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. In a highly accessible narrative, they bring to life the many Plutophiles, who with skill and resourcefulness have pieced together over several decades an amazingly detailed picture of the nature of Pluto and Charon. The book also documents vividly the struggle by Plutophiles and the public to persuade NASA to fund a mission to Pluto, the only planet not yet explored from close proximity by a spacecraft. Hopes were alternately raised and dashed before eventual victory. At last, New Horizons (led by author Stern as Principal Investigator) is due to be launched in early 2006 on a 9 year journey to Pluto, Charon and beyond. For this second edition, Stern and Mitton have brought their 1998 book fully up to date, including the latest discoveries about Pluto's ancient relationship with the members of the Kuiper Belt of icy bodies and dwarf planets beyond Neptune. They have also added a completely new chapter on the New Horizons mission.
Vom Verlag: Now one of the world's leading experts on Pluto shares the most current information on the last exciting frontier for astronomers in one lively, illustration-packed volume. Based on the latest information gleaned from the new technology of groundbased astronomical instrumentation and spacecraft explorations after the 1981 Voyager expedition, this exciting book looks at how Pluto was discovered and explored, and how the pursuit of knowledge about this distant planet has revolutionized the entire field.
Buchbeschreibung Wiley - VCH, Weinham, Germany, 2005. 9 chapters. 8vo. Grey boards stamped in white. xviii, 244 pages. Ex-library with the usual marks otherwise clean and sharp. Appears barely used. Dust jacket in acetate sleeve taped to book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 022733
Buchbeschreibung John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated. Buchzustand: Like New. Ships SAME or NEXT business day. We Ship to APO/FPO addr. Choose EXPEDITED shipping and receive in 2-5 business days within the United States. See our member profile for customer support contact info. We have an easy return policy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 41090790
Buchbeschreibung Wiley-VCH. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 3527405569 Former library book with the usual library markings. The binding and pages are tight and clean. First blank page was clipped by the librarian; otherwise, excellent condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 81.U06
Buchbeschreibung Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Germany, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Science and Mathematics>Physics>Astronomy. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978352740556500. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 01978352740556500
Buchbeschreibung WILEY, 2005. Buchzustand: New. This Book is in Good Condition. Fast Shipping !!! Delivery Time 4-10 Days. 100% Money Back Guaranteed. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HP_3527405569
Buchbeschreibung Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Used book in GOOD condition. Good enough to read. Binding in GOOD shape with no missing pages. Cover has visible wear. Markings, writings and highligtings inside the book. Text ONLY. Does NOT include accessories such as CD, DVD, access code etc. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3527405569GOA
Buchbeschreibung Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Used book in VERY GOOD condition. Tight Spine, Cover shows minor wear. Minor markings and highlights inside the book. Text Only. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3527405569VGA
Buchbeschreibung Wiley-VCH, 2005. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG3527405569
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97835274055653.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Brand New. Brand New Original US Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AIND-26738