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The Comparative Study of the Planets

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands), Italy, September 14–25, 1981

  • Angioletta Coradini
  • Marcello Fulchignoni
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 85)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Origin, Evolution and Dynamics of the Bodies in the Solar System

  3. Physics of the Solar System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. L. Anselmo, B. Bertotti, P. Farinella, A. Milani, A. M. Nobili, F. Sacerdote
      Pages 195-202
    3. Hans-Jürgen Bolle
      Pages 203-220

About these proceedings


The volume gathers the prominent works by participants in the NATO Advanced Study Institute, liThe Comparative Study of the Planets", which was held at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands) from September 14 to September 25, 1981. The book is intended to be a landmark for all those inter­ ested in the problems disclosed through the close-up exploration of planets and satellites, either for professional reasons or Simply for scientific knowledge. The topics dealt with concern all methodologies by which the members of the Solar System have been studied and the audience to whom the volume is addressed is, in addition to the experts, mailllly graduate and post-graduate students attending courses in Earth Sciences, Physics and Astro­ nomy. The aim we intend to achieve in editing this volume is to offer to planetologists an overview of the present state of knowledge, using the comparative study of the planets as a basis on which to build the themes treated. We think it is one of the fe, ... publications of this type, which includes all the subjects concerning the study of a planet. We hope we have succeeded in conveying through the book the message which was clearly expressed by the lecturers of the ASI in Vulcano: what counts most at this stage of planetary research is to be able to single out the fun­ damental problems and choose the appropriate set of data to use in approaching these problems.


Planet Solar System gravitation planetology solar

Editors and affiliations

  • Angioletta Coradini
    • 1
  • Marcello Fulchignoni
    • 1
  1. 1.Reparto di PlanetologiaIstituto di Astrofisica Spaziale del C.N.R.RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Comparative Study of the Planets
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands), Italy, September 14–25, 1981
  • Authors A. Coradini
    M. Fulchignoni
  • Series Title NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1406-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-009-7812-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-7810-2
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 527
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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