New Release: Protostars and Planets V
February 14 , 2007
The University of Arizona Press has just announced the release of its newest planetary science publication, Protostars and Planets V. 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.
Increasing discoveries of new planets beyond our solar system are invigorating the quest for new knowledge and understanding of the birth of stars and planets. Protostars and Planets V, comprising 58 chapters written by 249 contributing authors recognized for their expertise in the field, builds on the latest results from recent advances in ground- and space-based astronomy and in numerical computing techniques to offer the most detailed and up-to-date picture of star and planet formation, including the formation of our own solar system. This book emphasizes the cross-disciplinary aspects of the field, with a particular focus on the early evolution of our solar system. Protostars and Planets V is the new foundation for further advancement in the fields of stellar and planetary formation, making it an indispensable resource for researchers and students in astronomy, planetary science, and the study of meteorites.
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, and Meteorites and the Early Solar System II.
Protostars and Planets V, along with other books in the Space Science Series, will be on display in the Combined Publishers' Exhibit area at the upcoming Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Material from many other scientific publishers will also be available, along with order forms and contact information.
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Last updated February 16, 2007