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The Origin of Chondrules and Chondrites

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Part of Cambridge Planetary Science

  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107402850

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  • Drawing on research from the various scientific disciplines involved, this text summarizes the origin and history of chondrules and chondrites. Including citations to every published paper on the topic, it forms a comprehensive bibliography of the latest research. In addition, extensive illustrations provide a clear visual representation of the scientific theories. The text will be a valuable reference for graduate students and researchers in planetary science, geology and astronomy.

    • Interdisciplinary overview of a complex area
    • Contains a thorough bibliography, referencing every relevant paper published on chondrules and chondrites
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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107402850
    • length: 222 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Historical introduction
    2. Potential meteorite parent bodies
    3. Chondrites and their main properties
    4. Chondrules and their main properties
    5. Theories for the origin of chondrules
    6. Discussion of theories for the origin of chondrules
    7. Making the chondrites: chondrule sorting and metal-silicate fractionation
    8. So how far have we come and where do we go next?

  • Author

    Derek W. G. Sears, University of Arkansas

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