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No serious astronomical library can be complete without it. Journal of the British Astronomical Association ""The book contains the results of the exploration of Venus by spacecraft during the period 1962-1978...The book represents an excellent review of the principal results of Venus in the period covered.""?Bulletin of the Astronomical Institute of Czechoslovakia ""A wealth of new information."" Science ""Strongly recommended."" Science Books & Films

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Donald M. Hunten is Regents' Professor of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona.


The development of studies of Venus, D.P. Cruikshank; basic facts about Venus, L. Colin; stellar magnitude and albedo data of Venus, V.I. Moroz; radio astronomical studies of Venue, A.D. Kusmin; summary of preliminary results of the Venera 13 and Venera 14 missions, V.I. Moroz; topography, surface properties and tectonic evolution, G.E. McGill et al; some optical properties of the Venus surface, Yu. M. Golovin et al; panorama of Venera 9 and 10 landing sites, K.P. Florenskiy et al; studies of Venus rocks by Veneras 8, 9 and 10, Yu. A. Surkov; the interior of Venus and tectonic implications, R.J. Philips and M.C. Malin; thermal structure of the atmosphere of Venus, A. Seiff; structure and parameters of the Venus atmosphere according to Venera probe data, V.S. Avduevskiy et al; composition of the Venus atmosphere, U.Von Zahn et al; photochemistry of the Venus atmosphere, V.A. Krasnopolsky and V.A. Parshev; Venus spectroscopy in the 3000-8000 A region by Veneras 9 and 10, V.A. Krasnopolsky; the clouds and hazes of Venus, L.W. Esposito et al; the electricla activity of the atmosphere of Venus, L.V. Ksanfomality et al; the thermal balance of the lower atmosphere of Venus, M.G. Tomasko; solar scattered radiation measurements by Venus probes, A.P. Ekonomov et al; the thermal balance the middle and upper atmosphere of Venus, F.W. Taylor et al; general circulation and the dynamical state of the Venus atmosphere, G. Schubert; the atmosphere dynamics of Venus according to Doppler measurements by the Venera entry probes, V.v. Kerzhanovich and M. Ya. Marov; the ionosphere of Venus - observations and their implications, L.H. Brace et al; basic theory and model calculations of the Venus ionosphere, A.F. Nagy et al; the interaction of the solar wind with Venus, C.T. Russell and O.Vaisberg; physics of the interaction of the solar wind with the ionos phere of Venus - flow field models, P.A. Cloutier et al; the bow shock and the magnetosphere of Venus according to measurements from Venera 9 and 10 orbiters, K.I. Gringauz; laboratory simulation of the interaction between the solar wind and Venus, I.M. Podgorny; origin and evolution of the atmosphere of Venus, T.M. Donahue and J.B. Pollack; the problem of rare gases in the Venus atmosphere, L.M. Mukhin. Appendices: models of Venus's atmospheric structure, A. Seiff; index of data tables; NASA technical memorandum numbers.

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  • ISBN13: 9780816507887
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1143
  • ID: 9780816507887
  • ISBN10: 0816507880

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