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Planetary Landscapes

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The objective of this book is to introduce the surface of the objects in the Solar System, the individual treatment features of the planets and satellites in the context of varies among the chapters. For example, it was difficult geomorphic processes. Introductory chapters include the to decide what to leave out of the chapter on Mars because "bows" and "whys" of Solar System exploration and a so much is known about the surface, whereas data are review of the primary processes that shape our planet, rather limited for Mercury. Earth, and which appear to be important to planetary In addition to introducing the geomorphology of plane­ sciences. The remaining chapters describe the geomor­ tary objects, this book is intended to be a "source" for phology of the planets and satellites for which data are obtaining supplemental information. References are cited available. For most of these objects, the general physiog­ throughout the text. However, these citations are not raphy and terrain units for each are introduced, then the intended to be exhaustive but rather are given to provide geomorphic processes that are inferred for the develop­ a "springboard" for additional literature surveys.

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This introductory text concentrates on the surface features of the planets and satellites of our Solar System. The author first discusses the primary processes that shape our planet and then goes on to the geomorphology of the objects in the Solar System for which data are available from space missions like Voyager. The second edition includes new information about Venus and a new chapter on Neptune. The book is heavily illustrated with high resolution black and white photos from recent space probes and orbiting spacecraft, with explanatory diagrams. Each chapter contains a description of the general physiography and terrain units and the geomorphic processes that created them. A synopsis of the geologic evolution of the surface is given. Selected references include original papers, review articles, and books.

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This introduction to planetary geology concentrates on the surface features of the planets and satellites of our Solar System. The author first discusses the primary processes that shape our planet, Earth, and the geomorphology of the objects in the Solar System. The second edition includes new information about Venus and a new chapter on Neptune. The book is beautifully illustrated with high-resolution black-and-white photographs from recent space probes and orbiting spacecraft, and with explanatory diagrams. Each chapter starts with a description of the general physiography and terrain units, then the geomorphic processes that created them are discussed. Finally a synopsis of the geologic evolution of the surface is given. The selected references at the end include original papers, review articles and books.

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