Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, U.K. : In association with Praxis Publishing, c2007.
xxiv, 234 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on the topic of planetary rings systems yet written. The book is written in a style and at a language level easily accessible to the interested non-expert. The authors cover the scientific significance of ring studies, the history of their discovery and characterization, the observations of Pioneer 10 at Jupiter, Pioneer 11 and Voyager 1 at Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 2 at all four giant planets of the solar system, and Galileo at Jupiter. Each chapter includes extensive notes, references, figures and tables. A bibliography is included at the end of each chapter. (source: Nielsen Book Data)