Logo

The Geology of the Terrestrial Planets

Small book cover: The Geology of the Terrestrial Planets

The Geology of the Terrestrial Planets
by

Publisher: NASA
Number of pages: 322

Description:
The knowledge gained through space exploration is leading to the new science of comparative planetology. Although each planet is unique, all have much in common. While each can be studied independently, a greater understanding is achieved by examining the entire set. This book outlines the geologic history of the terrestrial planets in light of recent exploration and the revolution in geologic thinking.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(102MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar ExplorationTo a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration
by - University of Arizona Press
Don Wilhelms was a member of the Apollo Scientific Team. In this book he describes his role, along with his colleagues, during the Apollo explorations of the Moon. He presents a brief history of the theories associated with the origin of the moon.
(9990 views)
Book cover: Planetary RingsPlanetary Rings
by - arXiv
Understanding of disks in general can be enhanced by understanding the dynamical processes observed at close-range planetary rings. We review the known ring systems of the four giant planets, and the prospects for ring systems yet to be discovered.
(10420 views)
Book cover: To See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar AstronomyTo See the Unseen: A History of Planetary Radar Astronomy
by - NASA History Division
A comprehensive history of this surprisingly significant scientific discipline. Quite rigorous and systematic in its methodology, To See the Unseen explores the development of the radar astronomy specialty in the larger community of scientists.
(11969 views)
Book cover: Basaltic Volcanism on the Terrestrial PlanetsBasaltic Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets
- Pergamon Press
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.
(9791 views)