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Resources about planets and the solar system

Library guide for GEL 36

Overview sources
 
Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
PSE Reference QB14 .E525 2001
 
Encyclopedia of the Solar System (2014)
Also in PSE Reference, QB501 .E53 2007

Encyclopedia of Planetary Science (includes overview and specific articles on the planets)
   Online and PSE Reference, QB600.E53 1997

Solar system exploration - planet fact sheets from NASA -- overview article, data, images

Planetary fact sheets, from NASA -- more numerical data on each planet

NASA Lunar and planetary science home -- details on planetary missions

NASA JPL Photojournal -- photos of each planet

Wikipedia's Solar System portal: overview information and pictures

Textbooks

The Solar System / Michael Seeds
Shields Reserves QB501 .S43 2011 Regular Loan

Other books

Planetary Science: the science of planets around stars / by George Cole
   PSE QB501 .C65 2013 
 
Planets : a very short introduction / by David A. Rothery
PSE QB361 .R68 2010

A list of books on planetary and lunar sciences

Finding books: library call numbers

Search in Harvest for the following:

planet call # subject heading
Mercury QB611 Mercury (planet)
Venus QB621 Venus (planet)
Mars QB641 Mars (planet)
Jupiter QB661 Jupiter (planet)
Saturn QB671 Saturn (planet)
Uranus QB681 Uranus (planet)
Neptune QB691 Neptune (planet
Pluto QB701

Pluto (dwarf planet)

For moons and satellites, try searching for the name of the moon and satellite in the subject field: e.g. "Europa (Satellite)"

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