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The Earth as a Planet
It is important to look at the Earth in its context as only one of the nine planets which make up the solar system.
This is an introduction to the Solar System, its formation, and composition, with special emphasis on the "terrestrial" or "inner" planets. I take a kind of historical approach, noting the patterns and regularities observed, for example, by Tycho Brahe, described by Johannes Kepler, and explained by Sir Isaac Newton. Laplace and even the philosopher...
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