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Treatise on Geochemistry, Volume 1: Meteorites, Comets and Planets


Series: Treatise on Geochemistry Volume: 1

Edited By: AM Davis


Paperback | Dec 2005 | #157608 | ISBN: 0080447201
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Volume 1 provides a broad overview of the chemistry of the solar system. It includes chapters on the origin of the elements and solar system abundances, the solar nebula and planet formation, meteorite classification, the major types of meteorites, important processes in early solar system history, geochemistry of the terrestrial planets, the giant planets and their satellite, comets, and the formation and early differentiation of the Earth. This volume is intended to be the first reference work one would consult to learn about the chemistry of the solar system.

recommended to researchers and students for a concise up-to-date overview of the field. H. Rauer, German Aerospace Center, Berlin, Germany


1. Origin of the Elements. 2. Presolar Grains. 3. Solar System Abundances of the Elements. 4. The Solar Nebula. 5. Classification of Meteorites. 6. Oxygen Isotopes in Meteorites. 7. Chondrites and their Components. 8. Calcium-Aluminum-rich Inclusions in Chondritic Meteorites. 9. Nebular versus Parent-body Processing. 10. Structural and Isotopic Analysis of Organic Matter in Carbonaceous Chondrites. 11. Achondrites. 12. Iron and Stony-iron Meteorites. 13. Cosmic-ray Exposure Ages of Meteorites. 14. Noble Gases. 15. Condensation and Evaporation of Solar System Materials. 16. Early Solar System Chronology. 17. Planet Formation. 18. Mercury. 19. Venus. 20. The Origin and Earliest History of the Earth. 21. The Moon. 22. Mars. 23. Giant Planets. 24. Major Satellites of the Giant Planets. 25. Comets. 26. Interplanetary Dust Particles.

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