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New Release:  The Solar System Beyond Neptune

April 25, 2008

The Solar System Beyond Neptune coverThe University of Arizona Press has recently announced the release of its newest planetary science publication, The Solar System Beyond Neptune. This latest volume in the prestigious Space Science Series was produced under a unique collaborative agreement between the Press and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI). The LPI provides pre-press production services, including copyediting and formatting, and the University of Arizona Press provides traditional publishing services, including printing, marketing, and distribution. This unique collaboration enables the Press to offer the books in this series at a price that is affordable to a much wider segment of the community, including graduate students.

A new frontier in our solar system opened with the discovery of the Kuiper belt and the extensive population of icy bodies orbiting beyond Neptune. Today the study of all of these bodies, collectively referred to as transneptunian objects, reveals them to be frozen time capsules from the earliest epochs of solar system formation. This new volume in the Space Science Series, comprising 35 chapters with more than 100 contributing authors, offers the most detailed and up-to-date picture of our solar system’s farthest frontier. Our understanding of transneptunian objects is rapidly evolving and currently constitutes one of the most active research fields in planetary sciences. The Solar System Beyond Neptune brings the reader to the forefront of our current understanding and points the way to further advancement in the field, making it an indispensable resource for researchers and students in planetary science.

Other Space Science Series books produced by the University of Arizona Press in collaboration with the Lunar and Planetary Institute include Origin of the Earth and Moon, Asteroids III, Comets II, Meteorites and the Early Solar System II, and Protostars and Planets V.

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Last updated April 24, 2008