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Epilogue

Epilogue  

Nick Middleton

in Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199588671
We are all affected by rivers in some way, either by living next to one or through the plumbing systems in our homes. Rivers' impact on human society is immense and always has been. Rivers ... More
8. Moons in other planetary systemsexomoons

8. Moons in other planetary systems: exomoons  

David A. Rothery

in Moons: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191799495
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735274.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198735274
The first definite discovery of a planet around another star—an ‘exoplanet’—was made in 1995. We now know of more than 1,000 stars with exoplanets. In our Solar System, moons are ... More
2. Rocky planets

2. Rocky planets  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199573509
‘Rocky planets’ looks at the terrestrial planets Earth, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, and also Earth's satellite, the Moon. What lies at the core of a terrestrial planet? What surrounds the ... More
6. Future physics: unanswered questions

6. Future physics: unanswered questions  

Sidney Perkowitz

in Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851667
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813941.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198813941
Today, physics can look back at recent breakthroughs at all scales, small to large, and in all its usages, pure to applied, such as the discovery of the predicted Higgs boson and the ... More
7. Moons of small bodies

7. Moons of small bodies  

David A. Rothery

in Moons: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191799495
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735274.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198735274
The small bodies of our Solar System consist of: asteroids (rocky or carbonaceous objects that are mainly concentrated in the space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter); trans-Neptunian ... More
Biogeography: A Very Short Introduction

Biogeography: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark V. Lomolino

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2020
Published Online: 
Jul 2020
eISBN: 
9780191884504
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198850069.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198850069
Biogeography: A Very Short Introduction explains how our ability to place life in an explicit geographic context is key to understanding our natural world. The geological ... More
2. First rocks on a dead Earth

2. First rocks on a dead Earth  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792588
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725190.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198725190
‘First rocks on a dead Earth’ describes the formation of the planet Earth from the collision of the precursor planets Tellus and Theia. The surface of the newly born Earth had a surface ... More
1. Dynamic planet

1. Dynamic planet  

Martin Redfern

in The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803078.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192803078
‘Dynamic planet’ introduces the relatively recent view of the Earth that is encapsulated in Earth systems science. This is top-down approach that has built on the bottom-up approach of ... More
Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Planets: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Rothery

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199573509
Planets: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the excitement, uncertainties, and challenges faced by planetary scientists, and provides an overview of our Solar System and ... More

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