Foreword.- Preface.- The Solar System from Antiquity to 1930.- Pluto: 80 Years of Exploration from Afar.- The First Extraordinary Discoveries.- A Jumble of Orbits.- New Worlds Unveiled.- 9 + 1 = 8!- A History of the Outer Solar System (and of the Moon!)- Tomorrow, Here and Elsewhere...- Appendices.- Bibliography.- Glossary.- Index.
Serves as an authoritative and up to date treatment written by two experts and active researchers in the field
Illustrated with numerous diagrams and photographs
Sets Pluto in context as one of many icy bodies at the edge of the Solar System
Describes not only the Kuiper Belt members but also other small and interesting bodies in the mysterious outer solar system such as Chiron, Pholus, and the so-called Centaurs