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Inner planets

Author: Jennifer A Grier; Andrew S Rivkin
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, ©2010.
Series: Greenwood guides to the universe.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series covers the inner planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Thematic chapters discuss all of the many areas of astronomical research surrounding each subject, providing readers with the most up-to-date understanding of current knowledge and the ways in which it has been obtained. Like all of the books in this series, Inner Planets is scientifically sound,  Read more...
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Grier, Jennifer A.
Inner planets.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, c2010
(DLC) 2009042491
(OCoLC)243548458
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer A Grier; Andrew S Rivkin
ISBN: 9780313344312 0313344310
OCLC Number: 652891964
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 212 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Introduction --
Cosmic collisions: cratering --
Inner fire: volcanic processes --
Breaking point: tectonic processes --
Winds of change: atmospheric processes --
Rocks as clocks: radiometric processes --
Triple point: hydrologic processes --
Planetary shield: magnetospheric processes --
The Moon: planetary rosetta stone --
Mercury: chemical connections --
Venus: pressure cooker --
Mars: world of dust and wind --
The Earth: planet at our feet.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to the universe.
Responsibility: Jennifer A. Grier and Andrew S. Rivkin.

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An expert in planetary sciences offers an accessible synopsis of scientific knowledge about the celestial bodies with which we are most familiar-Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.  Read more...

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"This book does a good job of introducing the scientific models that planetary scientists use to describe the past formation and current geologic processes of the inner rocky planets... Recommended. Read more...

 
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