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Mercury by F. Vilas, C. Chapman, M. Matthews

Large book cover: Mercury

Mercury
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Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0816510857
ISBN-13: 9780816510856
Number of pages: 794

Description:
Mercury is an extreme planet, and thus it provides a unique benchmark for testing our theories about the origin and evolution of other terrestrial planets. Emphasis is given on the planet's origin, its metal-rich composition, its thermal and geophysical evolution, and its cratering history; these topics are complex and controversial, and this book contains a variety of new perspectives on them.

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