by F. Vilas, C. Chapman, M. Matthews
Publisher: University of Arizona Press 1989
Number of pages: 794
Mercury is an extreme planet, and thus it provides a unique benchmark for testing our theories about the origin and evolution of other terrestrial planets. Emphasis is given on the planet's origin, its metal-rich composition, its thermal and geophysical evolution, and its cratering history; these topics are complex and controversial, and this book contains a variety of new perspectives on them.
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by J. S. Lewis, M. S. Matthews - University of Arizona Press
Parts of the solar system that are most accessible from Earth are rich in materials of great potential value. Immediate uses of these resources to manufacture propellants, metals, and fluids can support future large-scale space activities.
by Max Fairbairn
The text covers principles of planetary photometry: radiance and the equation of transfer, diffuse reflection and transmission, albedo, scattering and absorption, net flux and exitance, and a brief history of the Lommel-Seeliger law.
The pictures in this publication are a part of the rich harvest of information returned by Voyager 1. These images are of great beauty as well as great scientific interest, reminding us of the breathtaking dimensions of the solar system we inhabit.
- Pergamon Press
The theme of this book is the study of basaltic volcanism on the terrestrial planets as a stage in planetary evolution: to use the eruption of lava from the interior of a planet as evidence of the thermal and chemical processes of the planet.