Fundamental Planetary Science: Physics, Chemistry and Habitability

ISBN-13: 9780521618557

ISBN-10: 052161855X

Author: Jack J. Lissauer, Imke de Pater

Edition: 1

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Cambridge University Press
Paperback 616 pages
Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies
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Acknowledged author Jack J. Lissauer wrote Fundamental Planetary Science: Physics, Chemistry and Habitability comprising 616 pages back in 2013. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 052161855X and 9780521618557. Since then Fundamental Planetary Science: Physics, Chemistry and Habitability textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $21.38 or rent at the marketplace.


A quantitative introduction to the Solar System and planetary systems science for advanced undergraduate students, this engaging new textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical, and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets. The authors provide an overview of our current knowledge and discuss some of the unanswered questions at the forefront of research in planetary science and astrobiology today. They combine knowledge of the Solar System and the properties of extrasolar planets with astrophysical observations of ongoing star and planet formation, offering a comprehensive model for understanding the origin of planetary systems. The book concludes with an introduction to the fundamental properties of living organisms and the relationship that life has to its host planet. With more than 200 exercises to help students learn how to apply the concepts covered, this textbook is ideal for a one-semester or two-quarter course for undergraduate students.