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
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-01-05
ISBN 10: 1862396329
ISBN 13: 9781862396326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System Book Review:

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 prevailing landforms and their underlying formational processes that are described and highlighted in this volume are but a primer to the expansive field of planetary volcanism and tectonism. This Special Publication features 22 research articles about volcanic and tectonic processes manifest across the inner solar system.

Planetary Tectonism Across the Solar System

Planetary Tectonism Across the Solar System
Author: Christian Klimczak,Geoffrey Collins,Paul Byrne
Publsiher: Comparative Planetology
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-05
ISBN 10: 9780128160923
ISBN 13: 0128160926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Tectonism Across the Solar System Book Review:

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 Volcanism across the Solar System

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System
Author: Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M. Lopes,Sarah A. Fagents
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN 10: 0128139889
ISBN 13: 9780128139882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System Book Review:

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 mechanism shapes planets, which volcanic landforms are ubiquitous throughout the Solar System, and which are unique. By placing a singular emphasis on comparing volcanic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, and with the explicit objective of providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon, users will find an up-to-date, accessible and comprehensive discussion of the major volcanic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies. Includes an introduction placing the book in the context of the larger Comparative Planetology series Compares volcanic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon Offers a thorough examination of the major volcanic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies Includes information from new mission data and discoveries in recent years Features over 100 color illustrations and charts to more clearly convey concepts Offers additional online content, including figures, animations, video, and other multimedia content such as interviews with contributing authors

Planetary Tectonics

Planetary Tectonics
Author: Thomas R. Watters,Richard A. Schultz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0521765730
ISBN 13: 9780521765732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Tectonics Book Review:

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

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
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN 10: 0309224640
ISBN 13: 9780309224642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 2022 Book Review:

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 the solar system and recommends a suite of planetary science flagship missions for the decade 2013-2022 that could provide a steady stream of important new discoveries about the solar system. Research priorities defined in the report were selected through a rigorous review that included input from five expert panels. NASA's highest priority large mission should be the Mars Astrobiology Explorer Cacher (MAX-C), a mission to Mars that could help determine whether the planet ever supported life and could also help answer questions about its geologic and climatic history. Other projects should include a mission to Jupiter's icy moon Europa and its subsurface ocean, and the Uranus Orbiter and Probe mission to investigate that planet's interior structure, atmosphere, and composition. For medium-size missions, Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 recommends that NASA select two new missions to be included in its New Frontiers program, which explores the solar system with frequent, mid-size spacecraft missions. If NASA cannot stay within budget for any of these proposed flagship projects, it should focus on smaller, less expensive missions first. Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 suggests that the National Science Foundation expand its funding for existing laboratories and establish new facilities as needed. It also recommends that the program enlist the participation of international partners. This report is a vital resource for government agencies supporting space science, the planetary science community, and the public.

Planetary Geology

Planetary Geology
Author: Angelo Pio Rossi,Stephan van Gasselt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN 10: 331965179X
ISBN 13: 9783319651798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planetary Geology Book Review:

This book provides an up-to-date interdisciplinary geoscience-focused overview of solid solar system bodies and their evolution, based on the comparative description of processes acting on them. Planetary research today is a strongly multidisciplinary endeavor with efforts coming from engineering and natural sciences. Key focal areas of study are the solid surfaces found in our Solar System. Some have a direct interaction with the interplanetary medium and others have dynamic atmospheres. In any of those cases, the geological records of those surfaces (and sub-surfaces) are key to understanding the Solar System as a whole: its evolution and the planetary perspective of our own planet. This book has a modular structure and is divided into 4 sections comprising 15 chapters in total. Each section builds upon the previous one but is also self-standing. The sections are: Methods and tools Processes and Sources Integration and Geological Syntheses Frontiers The latter covers the far-reaching broad topics of exobiology, early life, extreme environments and planetary resources, all areas where major advancements are expected in the forthcoming decades and both key to human exploration of the Solar System. The target readership includes advanced undergraduate students in geoscience-related topics with no specific planetary science knowledge; undergraduates in other natural science domains (e.g. physics, astronomy, biology or chemistry); graduates in engineering and space systems design who want to complement their knowledge in planetary science. The authors’ backgrounds span a broad range of topics and disciplines: rooted in Earth geoscience, their expertise covers remote sensing and cartography, field mapping, impact cratering, volcanology and tectonics, sedimentology and stratigraphy exobiology and life in extreme environments, planetary resources and mining. Several generations of planetary scientists are cooperating to provide a modern view on a discipline developed from Earth during and through Space exploration.

Mercury

Mercury
Author: Sean C. Solomon,Larry R. Nittler,Brian J. Anderson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN 10: 1107154456
ISBN 13: 9781107154452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercury Book Review:

Offers an authoritative synthesis of knowledge of the planet Mercury after the MESSENGER mission, for researchers and students in planetary science.

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System
Author: Kent C. Condie
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2011-08-22
ISBN 10: 0123852285
ISBN 13: 9780123852281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System Book Review:

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Second Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth. These subsystems include such components as the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. The book contains 10 chapters that discuss the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics; the origin and evolution of the crust; the processes that leave tectonic imprints in rocks and modern processes responsible for these imprints; and the structure of the mantle and the core. The book also covers the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere; crustal and mantle evolution; the supercontinent cycle; great events in Earth history; and the Earth in comparison to other planets. This book is meant for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth Sciences, with a basic knowledge of geology, biology, chemistry, and physics. It also may serve as a reference tool for specialists in the geologic sciences who want to keep abreast of scientific advances in this field. Kent Condie's corresponding interactive CD, Plate Tectonics and How the Earth Works, can be purchased from Tasa Graphic Arts here: http://www.tasagraphicarts.com/progptearth.html Two new chapters on the Supercontinent Cycle and on Great Events in Earth history New and updated sections on Earth's thermal history, planetary volcanism, planetary crusts, the onset of plate tectonics, changing composition of the oceans and atmosphere, and paleoclimatic regimes Also new in this Second Edition: the lower mantle and the role of the post-perovskite transition, the role of water in the mantle, new tomographic data tracking plume tails into the deep mantle, Euxinia in Proterozoic oceans, The Hadean, A crustal age gap at 2.4-2.2 Ga, and continental growth

Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology

Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology
Author: Ronald Greeley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2013-02-21
ISBN 10: 0521867118
ISBN 13: 9780521867115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Planetary Geomorphology Book Review:

Featuring hundreds of images, this textbook explores the geological evolution of planets and moons for undergraduate students in planetary science.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Encyclopedia of the Solar System
Author: Lucy-Ann McFadden,Torrence Johnson,Paul Weissman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2006-12-18
ISBN 10: 9780080474984
ISBN 13: 0080474985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Solar System Book Review:

Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index

Planetary and Lunar Exploration

Planetary and Lunar Exploration
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Science Board,Task Group on Planetary and Lunar Exploration
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1988-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309038855
ISBN 13: 9780309038850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploring the Inner Planets

Exploring the Inner Planets
Author: Nancy Dickmann
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN 10: 1499436300
ISBN 13: 9781499436303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Inner Planets Book Review:

Stargazers have observed Mercury, Venus, and Mars—the other small, rocky planets in our solar system besides Earth—for thousands of years. More recently, we have begun to explore our neighbors in outer space via flyby spacecraft, probes, and rovers. Readers will learn how these expeditions have expanded our knowledge of these planets’ atmospheres, surfaces, features, and even potential for life. A must-read for anyone interested in discovering more about space exploration’s past, present, and future.

The Interdisciplinary Earth In Honor of Don L Anderson

The Interdisciplinary Earth  In Honor of Don L  Anderson
Author: Gillian R. Foulger,Michele Lustrino,Scott D. King
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2015-09
ISBN 10: 0813725143
ISBN 13: 9780813725147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interdisciplinary Earth In Honor of Don L Anderson Book Review:

Copublished with the American Geophysical Union as American Geophysical Union Special Publication 71 This volume is a memorial to Don L. Anderson, former director of the Seismological Laboratory of the Caltech Institute of Technology, recipient of the Crafoord Prize, the National Medal of Honor, and numerous other awards. A geophysicist extraordinaire, he contributed much to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of the interior of Earth. The book, comprised largely of chapters written at Anderson's invitation, reflects his interdisciplinary career. It includes papers on anisotropy, the seismic structure of the mantle, mantle convection, the statistics of melting anomalies, planetary geology, tectonics, the thermal budget of Earth, lithospheric structure, geochemistry, and flood basalts.

Astronomy 101

Astronomy 101
Author: Carolyn Collins Petersen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-06-18
ISBN 10: 1440563608
ISBN 13: 9781440563607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy 101 Book Review:

Explore the curiosities of our galaxy! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky. From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

The Volcanoes of Mars

The Volcanoes of Mars
Author: James R. Zimbelman,David A. Crown,Peter J. Mouginis-Mark,Tracy K. P. Gregg
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-12-05
ISBN 10: 0128228776
ISBN 13: 9780128228777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Volcanoes of Mars Book Review:

The Volcanoes of Mars offers a clear, cohesive summary of Mars volcanology. It begins with an introduction to the geology and geography of the red planet and an overview of its volcanic history, and continues to discuss each distinct volcanic province, identifying the common and unique aspects of each region. Incorporating basic volcanological information and constraints on the regional geologic history derived from geologic mapping, the book also examines current constraints on the composition of the volcanic rocks as investigated by both orbiting spacecraft and rovers. In addition, it compares the features of Martian volcanoes to those seen on other volcanic bodies. Concluding with prospects for new knowledge to be gained from future Mars missions, this book brings researchers in volcanology and the study of Mars up to date on the latest findings in the study of volcanoes on Mars, allowing the reader to compare and contrast Martian volcanoes to volcanoes studied on Earth and throughout the Solar System. Presents clearly organized text and figures that will quickly allow the reader to find specific aspects of Martian volcanism Includes definitions of geological and volcanological terms throughout to aid interdisciplinary understanding Summarizes key results for each volcanic region of Mars and provides copious citations to the research literature to facilitate further discovery Synthesizes the most current data from multiple spacecraft missions, including the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as well as geochemical data from Martian meteorites Utilizes published geologic mapping results to highlight the detailed knowledge that exists for each region

Geologic Time Scale 2020

Geologic Time Scale 2020
Author: Felix M. Gradstein,James G. Ogg,Mark D. Schmitz,Gabi M. Ogg
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1300
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0128243619
ISBN 13: 9780128243619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geologic Time Scale 2020 Book Review:

Geologic Time Scale 2020 (2 volume set) contains contributions from 80+ leading scientists who present syntheses in an easy-to-understand format that includes numerous color charts, maps and photographs. In addition to detailed overviews of chronostratigraphy, evolution, geochemistry, sequence stratigraphy and planetary geology, the GTS2020 volumes have separate chapters on each geologic period with compilations of the history of divisions, the current GSSPs (global boundary stratotypes), detailed bio-geochem-sequence correlation charts, and derivation of the age models. The authors are on the forefront of chronostratigraphic research and initiatives surrounding the creation of an international geologic time scale. The included charts display the most up-to-date, international standard as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the International Union of Geological Sciences. As the framework for deciphering the history of our planet Earth, this book is essential for practicing Earth Scientists and academics. • Completely updated geologic time scale • Provides the most detailed integrated geologic time scale available that compiles and synthesize information in one reference • Gives insights on the construction, strengths and limitations of the geological time scale that greatly enhances its function and its utility

The Planets

The Planets
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-08-18
ISBN 10: 0744030315
ISBN 13: 9780744030310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Planets Book Review:

Discover places where a day is longer than a year, where hailstones are made of diamonds, and where a mountain looms twice the size of Everest. These and more are all to be found in The Planets. The Sun's gravity holds in thrall eight planets, each with an entourage of moons, as well as dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets. The Planets takes you on a dazzling visual tour. From the Solar System's fiery heart, travel to rocky worlds such as tiny Mercury scorched by the Sun. Then witness Venus swathed in a sulfurous haze, and go to the outer reaches to visit planets such as gas giant Jupiter, which is 120 times the size of Earth. Using 3-D models and photography from NASA and the European Space Agency, The Planets describes each one, as well as the extraordinary endeavors of space exploration. Edited by space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock, this book is enthralling reading for everyone interested in astronomy and space exploration.

An Introduction to the Solar System

An Introduction to the Solar System
Author: David A. Rothery,Neil McBride,Iain Gilmour
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2018-01-11
ISBN 10: 1108430848
ISBN 13: 9781108430845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Solar System Book Review:

Updated third edition introduces undergraduates to the Solar System's bodies, the processes upon and within them, and their origins and evolution.

The Pluto System After New Horizons

The Pluto System After New Horizons
Author: S. Alan Stern
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 683
Release: 2021-08-10
ISBN 10: 0816540942
ISBN 13: 9780816540945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pluto System After New Horizons Book Review:

Once perceived as distant, cold, dark, and seemingly unknowable, Pluto had long been marked as the farthest and most unreachable frontier for solar system exploration. The Pluto System After New Horizons is the benchmark research compendium for synthesizing our understanding of the Pluto system. This volume reviews the work of researchers who have spent the last five years assimilating the data returned from New Horizons and the first full scientific synthesis of this fascinating system.

The Tectonic Plates are Moving

The Tectonic Plates are Moving
Author: Roy Livermore
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0198717865
ISBN 13: 9780198717867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tectonic Plates are Moving Book Review:

A witty, irreverent guide to the birth, development, and state-of-the-art of the most important theory in Earth Science. Written in non-technical language, the book traces the evolution of plate tectonics from its roots in twentieth-century controversy, via the 1960s revolution and general acceptance of the theory, to the realization that plate tectonics is the process that makes the Earth unique in the solar system and suitable for life. Having subsumed earliertheories of continental drift and sea-floor spreading, plate tectonics itself is now evolving into a truly global theory of planetary circulation. The book is aimed at the interested non-scientist, butwill be valuable reading for A-level science and geography students and first-year undergraduates.