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Planetary geology : an introduction

Author: Claudio Vita-Finzi; A Dominic Fortes
Publisher: Edinburgh : Dunedin, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Combining extensive use of imagery, the results of laboratory experiments, and theoretical modeling, this comprehensively updated second edition presents fresh evidence that planetary geology now embraces conventional geology and vice versa. - Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio Vita-Finzi; A Dominic Fortes
ISBN: 9781780460154 1780460155
OCLC Number: 855196042
Description: x, 206 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Planetary origins --
Orbits and cycles --
Core, mantle, crust --
Magnetic fields and signatures --
Topography and gravity --
Tectonics --
Volcanism --
Impacts and impactors --
Atmospheres --
Oceans and ice caps --
Erosion, deposition, and stratigraphy --
Planetary biology --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Claudio Vita-Finzi, Natural History Museum and A. Dominic Fortes, Birkbeck College and University College London.

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In a dynamic treatment of planets of the Solar System from a unified perspective Planetary Geology deals with the origin of planetary bodies, the forces that fashion their surfaces, the rise and fall  Read more...

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