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Planetary Landscapes

Textbook

Edited By: R Greeley

284 pages, 96 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1994 | Edition: 2 | #35613 | ISBN: 0412051818
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | Edition: 2 | #57818 | ISBN: 0412054310
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Introductory text on planetary geology concentrating on the surface features of the planets and satellites of our solar system. Includes new information about Venus and Neptune.

...the definitive summary text for undergraduate students of surface processes... - Journal of the British Astronomy Association; Review of the first edition: I know of no other publication that provides such a rich collection of planetary photographs - there is hardly a page with out an illustration, and many cover almost the entire 11 x 8.5 format. The figures are well captioned and annotated, the spacecraft images are identified by number and information is provided on how copies might be obtained. - Nature; The reproduction of the images...is among the best I have seen...The overall effect is stunning - Nature; ...the definitive summary text for undergraduate students of surface processes... - Journal of the British Astronomy Association; Review of the first edition: I know of no other publication that provides such a rich collection of planetary photographs - there is hardly a page with out an illustration, and many cover almost the entire 11 x 8.5 format. The figures are well captioned and annotated, the spacecraft images are identified by number and information is provided on how copies might be obtained. - Nature; The reproduction of the images...is among the best I have seen...The overall effect is stunning - Nature; ...the definitive summary text for undergraduate students of surface processes... - Journal of the British Astronomy Association; Review of the first edition: I know of no other publication that provides such a rich collection of planetary photographs - there is hardly a page with out an illustration, and many cover almost the entire 11 x 8.5 format. The figures are well captioned and annotated, the spacecraft images are identified by number and information is provided on how copies might be obtained. - Nature; The reproduction of the images...is among the best I have seen...The overall effect is stunning - Nature


Contents

Introduction: Objectives of Solar System exploration; The geological approach: present state; Past state of the planets; Comparative planetology; Relevance of geomorphology; Sources of data; Geological exploration of the Solar System: General planetary characteristics; Pre-space-age planetology studies; Lunar and planetary missions; Planetary images: Film systems; Television systems; Facsimile systems; Radar-imaging systems; Charge-coupled devices; Digital image processing; Image correction programs; Geometric corrections; Enhancement techniques; Multispectral images; Other image-processing techniques; Planetary cartography; Summary; Planetary morphologic processes: Introduction; Impact cratering: Impact cratering mechanics; Impact craters on Earth; Impact crater morphology and effects of different planetary environments; Crater counting as a technique for age determinations; Tectonic processes: Earth's interior; Plate tectonics; Surface morphology of tectonic features; Comparative planetary tectonism; Volcanic processes: Volcanic morphology; Volcanic craters; Intrusive structures; Gradation: Mass wasting; Processes associated with the hydrologic cycle; Aeolian processes; Glacial and periglacial processes; Summary; The moon: Introduction; General physiography: Cratered terrains; Basins and basin-related terrains; Highland plains; Maria; Sinuous rilles; Mare domes and other small features; Tectonic features; Craters; Degradational features; History of the moon; Mercury: Introduction; Physiography: Smooth plains; Intracrater plains; Heavily cratered terrain; Hilly and lineated terrain; Craters and basins: Morphology; Crater states of preservation; Crater frequency distributions; Scarps and ridges; Arcuate scarps; Lobate scarps; Irregular intercrater scarps; Linear ridges; Linear troughs; The Caloris basin; Volcanism; Geologic history; Venus: Introduction: Radar data for Venus; Physiography; Craters; Tectonic features; Volcanic features; Surface modifications; Geologic history; Mars: Introduction; Phobos and Deimos; Physiography: Basins; Heavily cratered terrain; Plains and plateaus; Central volcanoes; Polar units; Canyonlands; Channelled terrain; Modified terrain; Knobby terrain; Craters: Crater morphology; Crater statistics; Volcanism: Styles of volcanism; Tectonism: The Tharsis region; History and origin of the Tharsis region; Gradation: Wind; Water; Mass wasting; Glacial and periglacial features; Geologic history; The Jupiter system: Introduction; Io: Physiography; Volcanic plumes; Europa: Physiography; Craters; Tectonic features; Geologic history; Ganymede: Physiography; Craters; Tectonism and volcanism; Geologic history; Callisto: The Galileo mission; The Saturn system: Introduction; Geomorphology of the satellites; Mimas; Enceladus; Tethys; Dione; Rhea; Titan; Hyperion; Iapetus; Phoebe; Small satellites; Geologic processes: Impact cratering; Tectonism and volcanism; The future; N The Uranus system: (part contents).

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