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"There are eighty contributing authors, including virtually all the leading authorities in this field of research—most of whom took an active part during the actual Voyager encounter. . . . Each section is skilfully written and contains a massive amount of information, with well chosen and well presented illustrations. The references are of special importance; it does not seem likely that any important paper dealing with Uranus has been left out....It is not likely to be superseded as the standard reference work until another spacecraft passes by Uranus." —The Observatory "This book is, and will continue to be, the primary source of information about the Uranus system at least to the turn of the millennium and probably longer." —Science

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This is a topic of special interest in terms of recent and continuing discoveries of giant planets circling other stars. This second edition should be considered the definitive detailed description of what we know about Uranus. Uranus: The Planet, Rings and Satellites is couched in terms an interested non-specialist can readily understand, but contains the level of organisation and detail which also makes it a valuable resource for planetary scientists. Significant new data about Uranus and its system have been collected by HST since the Voyager 2 flyby in 1986. Although planetary scientists continue to mull over the Voyager data, considerable changes in our understanding of Uranus have occurred since the first edition. This second edition incorporates those changes (such as how the rings of Uranus were found) and also include pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Product Details

  • Series: Space Science Series
  • Hardcover: 1076 pages
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press; 1St Edition edition (September 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816512086
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816512089
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 2.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,544,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Edward Williams on March 6, 2000
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This superb volume, as a result of yeoman duty by its editors, has gathered results from the latest space probes, interpreted by the most expert astronomers available. Although I have NO formal training in astronomy whatsoever (I'm an interested layperson in the field), I found the articles clear in exposition, fascinating in content, and documented with commendable care. In cases where competing theories are hotly debated (e.g., the origin of the coronae on satellites of Uranus), the authors frankly state their own preferred explanation, admit its weaknesses as well as its strengths, acknowledge the merits of rival conjectures, and refer the reader to appropriate sources for further detail. Therefore, this volume not only summarizes current knowledge, but also illustrates science as it should be practiced -- a dispassionate search for correct understanding of Nature.
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Really liked this book, good source for info on this planet. Also the best you'll do for info on Uranus until some day maybe another probe get's out there.
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