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Modern Meteor Science: An Interdisciplinary View [Hardcover]

Robert Hawkes , Ingrid Mann , Peter Brown

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Oct 2008 1402043740 978-1402043741 1st ed. 2006, Corrected 2nd printing 2008
This volume represents a blend of leading edge research and authoritative reviews in meteor science. It provides a comprehensive view of meteoroid research including the dynamics, sources and distribution of these bodies, and their chemistry and physical processes in the interplanetary medium and the Earth’s atmosphere. Techniques for investigation of meteor phenomena in the book include conventional and large aperture radar systems, spacecraft detection, optical systems, spectral measurements, and laboratory based interplanetary dust particle studies. The book will be of interest to researchers and students in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmochemistry, space engineering and space science. Cover photograph was taken by Masayuki Toda.

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  • Hardcover: 732 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2006, Corrected 2nd printing 2008 edition (Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402043740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402043741
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,502,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the reviews of the first edition:

"During the past half century meteor research has evolved into a comprehensive multidisciplinary science a ] . New findings are flowing from the ever-broadening range of investigative techniques that are being employed to great effect by the contributors to this book. This comprehensive overview of leading edge research by well over one hundred authors is an essential resource volume for scientists and engineers conducting studies and exploration of the solar system. It demands a place in the libraries supporting their activities." (Australian Physics, Vol. 43 (4), September/October, 2006)

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