'I am really impressed … The book covers the important physical processes in all areas of planetary science. My favorite derivations are all there, along with the important figures, graphs, and tables that show the data. The numerous homework problems challenge the student to understand the equations and think independently. The book sets the standard for what we should be teaching those who want to become professionals in this field. I will recommend it to all my students and look forward to using it in my courses.' Andrew P. Ingersoll, California Institute of Technology
'Planetary Sciences presents a comprehensive coverage of this fascinating and expanding field at a level … The book explains the wide variety of physical, chemical and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets … a very useful book … an excellent textbook for anyone studying astronomy and planetary geology … a rich source of knowledge … Highly recommended.' Richard Taylor, Spaceflight
'… a comprehensive overview of the planetary science field …'. Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin
'… the book is essentially excellent. Given their formidable task, de Pater and Lissauer have done as good a job as can be imagined, and I can't imagine two other authors doing a better job.' William B. McKinnon, EOS
'… a massive achievement, and the well-considered problems and exercises at the end of each chapter will be particularly useful to students and to test one's own understanding.' Physics Today
'The illustrations and images are excellently produced … This hardback volume should serve the degree student well throughout their years of study.' Popular Astronomy
A comprehensive coverage of this fascinating and expanding field at a level appropriate for graduate students and researchers. Examines the wide variety of physical, chemical and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets.