Basaltic Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets
Publisher: Pergamon Press 1981
Number of pages: 1286
The theme of this book is the study of basaltic volcanism on the terrestrial planets as a stage in planetary evolution: to use the eruption of lava from the interior of a planet as evidence of the thermal and chemical processes of the planet.
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