For many years, planetary science has been taught as part of the astronomy curriculum, from a very physics-based perspective, and from the framework of a tour of the Solar System - body by body. Over the past decades, however, spacecraft exploration and related laboratory research on extraterrestrial materials have given us a new understanding of planets and how they are shaped by geological processes. Based on a course taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, this is the first textbook…
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- Focuses on geological processes, adopting a comparative approach that demonstrates the similarities and differences between planets, and the reasons for these
- Provides an ideal capstone course for geoscience majors, bringing together aspects of mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, volcanology, sedimentology, geomorphology, tectonics, geophysics and remote sensing
- Includes chapter summaries providing a quick review of basic concepts and important relations; sets of questions to help students digest and synthesize the topics covered; lists of further reading providing students with additional and more detailed coverage of the subject and noting why they are significant; and a glossary of terms
About the book
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316535769
- Subjects Computational Physics,Earth and Environmental Sciences,History of Astronomy and Cosmology,Physics and Astronomy,Planetary Science and Astrobiology
- Format: Hardback
- Publication date: 22 August 2019
- ISBN: 9781107145382
- Dimensions (mm): 276 x 219 mm
- Weight: 1.25kg
- Contains: 148 b/w illus. 152 colour illus.
- Page extent: 350 pages
- Availability: In stock
- Format: Digital
- Publication date: 25 June 2019
- ISBN: 9781316535769
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