xv, 219 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents.- Dedication.- Preface.- Mercury From A Systems Perspective.- Past and Planned Missions to Mercury.- Mercury's Interior.- Mercury's Surface.- Mercury's Exosphere.- Mercury's Magnetosphere.- The Future of Mercury Exploration.- Index.- List of Tables.- List of Figures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This is an inter-disciplinary book covering a range of disciplines written to illustrate the nature and dynamic interactions of Mercury with its environment and thus to be accessible ( by minimizing discipline-specific jargon) to engineers and scientists as well as those planning to be engineers and scientists at the upper level college student or 'educated layman' level or above. (source: Nielsen Book Data)