9 edition of Volcanoes of the solar system found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -226) and index.
|LC Classifications||QB603.G46 F73 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 232 p. :|
|Number of Pages||232|
|ISBN 10||0521472016, 0521477700|
|LC Control Number||95036876|
In this book, the author gives an account of the familiar violent aspects of volcanoes and the various forms that eruptions can take. He explores why volcanoes exist at all, why volcanoes occur where they do, and how examples of major historical eruptions can be interpreted in terms of physical processes. Throughout he attempts to place volcanism in a planetary perspective, exploring the pre Cited by: It is the most volcanically active world in the solar system. It is almost literally covered with active volcanoes. They erupt plumes of sulphurous chemicals that can reach far out into space.
Volcanoes of the Solar System PDF By:Charles Frankel Published on by Cambridge University Press. Nothing can be more breathtaking than the spectacle of a volcano erupting. Space-age lunar and planetary missions offer us an unprecedented perspective on volcanism. Exploring Volcanos and Geysers Across the Solar System For decades, astronomers thought that the only geologically active object in our entire solar system was Earth. During the last 50 years of spacecraft studies, we now know that there are many locations where recent and even current volcanism can be found. This image, taken by the Cassini. Our tour of volcanoes in the solar system starts with the Earth. While we can't show every volcano in these pages, we will show examples of the different kinds of volcanoes found on the Earth, then move on to Venus Mars, Io, the Moon, & Mercury. The purpose of this Exploratour is to introduce the reader to particular topics related to volcanoes.
Planetary Volcanism across the Solar System compares and contrasts the vast array of planetary bodies in the Solar System, including wealth of spacecraft data for almost all major solid-surface bodies in the Solar System indicate that volcanism has been a dominant mechanism in shaping the landscapes of these Edition: 1. Earth's largest volcano – and possibly the second largest volcano in the Solar System – has been discovered hiding deep beneath the waves about 1, miles east of : Rik Myslewski. In the outer solar system, bodies are either too small to have the heating required for typical volcanoes, or are gas giants with no conventional surface! Yet volcanoes, in various forms, exist even here. Io – my favourite moon – is the most volcanic place in the solar system: its surface is pockmarked with over active volcanoes!
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SyntaxTextGen not activated Mars pdf the highest volcano in the solar system — Olympus Mons — and several other monster volcanoes, perhaps because its gravity is .Buy Volcanoes of the Solar System by Charles Frankel (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.Ebook of the Solar System is attractively presented and bang up-to-date Frankel writes extremely well and authoritatively At just over pages, you can read and enjoy this book in a single long session - a rare and significant recommendation.' Fred Taylor, New ScientistAuthor: Charles Frankel.