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Volcanoes of the Solar System By Charles Frankel

Volcanoes of the Solar System

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Starting on Earth, this survey provides a guided tour of the terrestrial planets and moons and their recently discovered volcanic features. Over 150 photographs are included. The book describes lunar lava fields, Martian Olympus Mons, the many volcanoes of Venus and permanently active Io, and is suitable for both general readers and students.
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Volcanoes of the Solar System by Charles Frankel

Space age lunar and planetary missions offer a new and enlarged perspective on volcanism, extending our experience to features discovered beyond this planet. Starting with Earth, Volcanoes of the Solar System takes the reader on a guided tour of the terrestrial planets and moons and their volcanic features. Lunar lava fields are seen through the eyes of the Apollo astronauts, and we are taken on an imaginary hike up the Martian slopes of Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano of the Solar System. This comprehensive and lucid account of volcanoes includes over 150 photographs. The text describes the most recent data on the unique and varied volcanic features of Venus and updates our knowledge on the prodigiously active volcanoes of Io. This book is accessible to the general reader, yet includes enough detail to serve as an introduction for earth sciences students.

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Volcanoes of the Solar System Reviews

'Given the vast scope of the subject, it is good to have a new book that covers what we know in a readable way. Volcanoes of the Solar System is attractively presented and bang up-to-date ... Frankel writes extremely well and authoritatively ... At just over 200 pages, you can read and enjoy this book in a single long session - a rare and significant recommendation.' Fred Taylor, New Scientist
'As an up-to-date, easily readable, accurate and enjoyable introduction to all aspects of planetary volcanology, I cannot imagine this book being bettered for some time.' Lionel Wilson, Nature
'... this is an excellent review of Solar System volcanoes and volcanic products ... well researched, well presented, and well illustrated ... I do not think you will find a better post-Magellan, pre-Galileo account of volcanism in the Solar System.' David Rothery, Journal of the British Astronomical Association
'Volcanoes follows a very useful dual-chapter format in which specific planetary environments are treated in pairs, the first chapter being an overview and the second covering the volcanic features in greater detail. Consequently, the odd-numbered chapters are particularly well suited as introductions for the non-specialist reader, while the even-numbered chapters provide a considerable amount of helpful detail for more technical interests. I find this division a real strong point for effective practical use of the book by both audiences.' James R. Zimbelman, Sky and Telescope
'I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with an interest in planetary geology, and it should also provide a very useful text for undergraduate courses.' Mike Lancaster, Astronomy Now
'Frankel has the happy knack of writing just the right amount about each topic ... he maintains the reader's interest ... he emphasizes what is important ... a thought-provoking, thorough and objective book.' David W. Hughes, Astronomy and Geophysics
'Volcanoes of the Solar System is recommended to the general reader and student of the earth sciences as a scholarly and entertaining introduction to the subject.' Irish Astronomical Journal
'This fascinating and detailed book is strongly recommended ... packed with information ... extremely good value.' Yvonne Cutt, OUGS Journal
'... an enjoyable, well-illustrated romp through the Solar System.' Ray Kent, Geoscientist
'The text provides for all levels of reader, with an inviting narrative, which is a joy to read. it is so quickly engrossing that I had to physically wrest the book from my wife to begin this review' Astronomy Now

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Earth as a model; 2. Volcanoes of Earth; 3. An astronaut's view of the Moon; 4. Lunar volcanism; 5. The discovery of Mars; 6. Martian volcanism in space and time; 7. Venus unveiled; 8. Magellan explores Venus; 9. Io and the outer moons; 10. Volcanism: a planetary perspective; Bibliography.

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Volcanoes of the Solar System by Charles Frankel
Charles Frankel
Used - Well Read
Cambridge University Press
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