Book: _Interplanetary Dust_ available

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Sun Aug 19 2001 - 09:20:44 MDT


For those interested in dust -

This long-running book project by my advisor, Eberhard Gruen, the
other editors and chapter authors and our Heidelberg Dust Group
(typesetting and editing and printing) was published last month by
Springer Verlag.

(nice cover photo, too, by Marco Fulle of the Zody cloud, comet
Hale-Bopp, Pleiades, and Mercury from the slopes of Stromboli,

Below is the information from the above Springer page.




Gruen, E., Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany,
Gustafson, B.A.S., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA,
Dermott, S., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA,
Fechtig, H., Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany (Eds.)

2001. XXX, 804 pp. 242 figs., including 4 color plates, 46 tabs. Hardcover
Recommended Retail Price: DM 187,90

This is a handbook on the physics of interplanetary dust, a topic of
interest not only to astronomers and space scientists but also to
engineers. The following topics are covered in the book: historical
perspectives; cometary dust; near-Earth environment; meteoroids and
meteors; properties of interplanetary dust, information from collected
samples; in situ measurements of cosmic dust; numerical modeling of
the Zodiacal Cloud structure; synthesis of observations;
instrumentation; physical processes; optical properties of
interplanetary dust; orbital evolution of interplanetary dust;
circumplanetary dust, observations and simple physics; interstellar
dust and circumstellar dust disks.

Keywords: Interplanetary Dust, Meteors, Cosmic Dust.

Series: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library.


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