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Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System

Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System
  • Author : Christian Klimczak
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 May 2020
  • ISBN : 0128165367
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System, Volume Two in the Comparative Planetology series, addresses key questions surrounding planetary tectonism, such our understanding of the global contraction of Mercury, the formation of giant rift zones on Saturn’s icy moons, or the tesserated terrain on Venus. It makes connections to Earth, such as how deformation on Mercury is both similar and different, and how to apply theoretical considerations behind plate tectonics on Earth to other planets. The book offers an up-to-date, accessible and comprehensive discussion of the major tectonic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies. By placing a singular emphasis on comparing tectonic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, with the explicit objective of providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon, this book is ideal for anyone studying planetary tectonism. Includes an introduction that places the book in the context of the larger Comparative Planetology series Compares tectonic processes on all relevant Solar System bodies, providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon that shapes and drives the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies Features over 100 color illustrations and charts to better convey concepts Offers additional online content, including figures, animations, videos and interviews with contributing authors


Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System

Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System
  • Author : Christian Klimczak,Geoffrey C. Collins,Paul K. Byrne
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 May 2020
GET THIS BOOKPlanetary Tectonism across the Solar System

Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System, Volume Two in the Comparative Planetology series, addresses key questions surrounding planetary tectonism, such our understanding of the global contraction of Mercury, the formation of giant rift zones on Saturn’s icy moons, or the tesserated terrain on Venus. It makes connections to Earth, such as how deformation on Mercury is both similar and different, and how to apply theoretical considerations behind plate tectonics on Earth to other planets. The book offers an up-to-date,


Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System
  • Author : T. Platz,M. Massironi,P.K. Byrne,H. Hiesinger
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release : 05 January 2015
GET THIS BOOKVolcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System

Volcanism and tectonism are the dominant endogenic means by which planetary surfaces change. This book aims to encompass the broad range in character of volcanism, tectonism, faulting and associated interactions observed on planetary bodies across the inner solar system - a region that includes Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars and asteroids. The diversity and breadth of landforms produced by volcanic and tectonic processes is enormous, and varies across the inner solar system bodies. As a result, the selection of


Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System
  • Author : Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M. Lopes,Sarah A. Fagents
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 August 2020
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Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System compares and contrasts the vast array of planetary bodies in the Solar System, including Earth. The wealth of spacecraft data for almost all major solid-surface bodies in the Solar System indicate that volcanism has been a dominant mechanism in shaping the landscapes of these bodies. The book addresses key questions surrounding our understanding of planetary volcanism, such as how to integrate the data into a coherent view of how volcanic activity arises, how this


Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn
  • Author : Paul M. Schenk,Roger N. Clark,Carly J. A. Howett,Anne J. Verbiscer,J. Hunter Waite
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release : 27 November 2018
GET THIS BOOKEnceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn

With active geysers coating its surface with dazzlingly bright ice crystals, Saturn’s large moon Enceladus is one of the most enigmatic worlds in our solar system. Underlying this activity are numerous further discoveries by the Cassini spacecraft, tantalizing us with evidence that Enceladus harbors a subsurface ocean of liquid water. Enceladus is thus newly realized as a forefront candidate among potentially habitable ocean worlds in our own solar system, although it is only one of a family of icy


Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on the Planetary Science Decadal Survey
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 30 January 2012
GET THIS BOOKVision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022

In recent years, planetary science has seen a tremendous growth in new knowledge. Deposits of water ice exist at the Moon's poles. Discoveries on the surface of Mars point to an early warm wet climate, and perhaps conditions under which life could have emerged. Liquid methane rain falls on Saturn's moon Titan, creating rivers, lakes, and geologic landscapes with uncanny resemblances to Earth's. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 surveys the current state of knowledge of


Planetary Astrobiology

Planetary Astrobiology
  • Author : Victoria Meadows,David J. Des Marais,Giada Arney,Britney Schmidt
  • Publisher : Space Science
  • Release : 16 June 2020
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"Planetary Astrobiology provides an accessible, interdisciplinary gateway to the frontiers of knowledge in astrobiology via results from the exploration of our own solar system and exoplanetary systems"--


Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System
  • Author : Tilman Spohn,Doris Breuer,Torrence Johnson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 May 2014
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of the Solar System

The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition—winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers—provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact. The encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of color digital images and illustrations, and over 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive



Planetary Tectonics

Planetary Tectonics
  • Author : Thomas R. Watters,Richard A. Schultz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 25 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKPlanetary Tectonics

This book is an essential reference volume that surveys tectonic landforms on solid bodies throughout the Solar System.




Voyages Through the Universe

Voyages Through the Universe
  • Author : Andrew Fraknoi,David Morrison,Sidney C. Wolff
  • Publisher : Harcourt Brace College Publishers
  • Release : 25 February 1997
GET THIS BOOKVoyages Through the Universe

VOYAGES THROUGH THE UNIVERSE provides students and professors with the ideal combination of authors and experience. It is written by an award-winning astronomy educator (Fraknoi) and two distinguished research scientists (Morrison at NASA and Wolff at NOAO). This author team combines the latest science with classroom-tested teaching strategies and a student-friendly approach. Through unique group activities and a focus on astronomy as a human endeavor, the authors engage and involve students, helping them both understand and enjoy astronomy. The market-leading


Raging Planet

Raging Planet
  • Author : Bill McGuire
  • Publisher : Barrons Educational Series
  • Release : 25 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKRaging Planet

Volcanoes, earthquakes, and giant killer tidal waves called tsunamis . . . We think of these events as disasters, but for Earth they are merely business as usual. This dramatically illustrated book describes some of the more than 3,000 active volcanoes scattered around the planet, and chronicles many of history's most devastating volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tidal waves. The author explains that volcanoes and earthquakes both result from movement of the Earth's vast tectonic plates, and are most likely to occur at or near


Physical Geology

Physical Geology
  • Author : Steven Earle
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 25 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKPhysical Geology

"Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere"


Planetary Surface Processes

Planetary Surface Processes
  • Author : H. Jay Melosh
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 25 August 2011
GET THIS BOOKPlanetary Surface Processes

Planetary Surface Processes is the first advanced textbook to cover the full range of geologic processes that shape the surfaces of planetary-scale bodies. Using a modern, quantitative approach, this book reconsiders geologic processes outside the traditional terrestrial context. It highlights processes that are contingent upon Earth's unique circumstances and processes that are universal. For example, it shows explicitly that equations predicting the velocity of a river are dependent on gravity: traditional geomorphology textbooks fail to take this into account. This