Planetary Geology: An introduction
- 20 Jun 2013
- Dunedin Academic Press
- 176 pages - 260 x 200mm
Combining extensive use of imagery, the results of laboratory experiments and theoretical modelling, this comprehensively updated second edition of Planetary Geology provides the student reader and the enthusiastic amateur with up-to-date coverage of these recent advances and confirms that, to quote from the first edition, planetary geology now embraces conventional geology and vice versa.
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'This is a good introductory textbook for anyone with a solid background in geological sciences to the ﬁeld of planetary geology. This book is the second edition and the authors have done an excellent job in making all the materials bang up-to-date; they even include information that must have been released just prior to the book going to press. The illustrations and ﬁgures are outstanding, and, used in addition to the data tables, make a handy reference for those wanting to quickly extract basic facts (e.g. gravitational acceleration, internal structure) about the planets or other solar system bodies.' Geological Magazine
'Planetary Geology: An Introduction provides an authoritative introduction to the breadth of the field for budding planetologists, and a comprehensive summary of the present state of knowledge for professional scientists. The diverse topics are treated concisely but quite completely. It is very good value at under £50.00.' International Geology Review
'I found this book hugely informative without swamping me in excessive detail. It provides an excellent and affordable summary of the current state of knowledge of 'planet systems science', even making reference to some Mars Curiosity results from 2013. If you have an interest in 'geology' beyond your own planet then this is a great introduction.' Geological Curatot