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WORLDS ON FIRE

Frankel Charles

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Cambridge University Press

ISBN:
9780521803939

407,36 PLN
Wysyłamy w 35 dni

Opis produktu

Charles Frankel is a geologist who has written several books and directed scientific documentaries.A fascinating tour of the mightiest volcanoes in the solar system first published in 2005.Worlds on Fire takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the mightiest volcanoes in the solar system from Mars tallest volcano to the churning lava lakes on Io. This highly readable 2005 book illustrated with the most recent imagery from spacecraft conveys the wonders and excitement of space exploration.Worlds on Fire takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the mightiest volcanoes in the solar system from Mars tallest volcano to the churning lava lakes on Io. This highly readable 2005 book illustrated with the most recent imagery from spacecraft conveys the wonders and excitement of space exploration.Worlds on Fire takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the mightiest volcanoes in the solar system. From Kilauea volcano in Hawaii and Mount Etna in Sicily it leaps to the lava fields and rilles of the Moon retraces the historic footsteps of the Apollo astronauts and describes new volcanic provinces to explore. The three largest volcanoes of Mars Olympus Mons Alba Patera and Arsia Mons are profiled amongst others. The strange world of Venus revealed by radar opens our perspective of volcanism to features never seen before: pancake domes of puffedup lava and gigantic fault rings sitting over buried magma chambers. The tour of the solar system ends with the only current eruptions outside Earth: the spectacular volcanoes of Io Jupiters fiery moon. This highly readable 2005 book illustrated with the most recent imagery from spacecraft will appeal to general readers and students of Earth and planetary sciences.1. Volcanism on Earth: 2. A tour of terrestrial volcanoes: 3. Volcanism on the Moon: 4. A tour of Lunar volcanoes: 5. Volcanism on Mars: 6. A tour of Martian volcanoes: 7. Volcanism on Venus: 8. A tour of Venusian volcanoes: 9. Volcanism on Io: 10. A tour of Ionian volcanoes.Review of the hardback: This book gives an excellent uptodate account of how volcanologists like archaeologists of the planets are figuratively digging into ancient lava flows ash falls and enormous volcanic mountains to reconstruct the dramas of geologic evolution on different worlds. Dr William K. Hartmann Mars Global Surveyor participating scientist and author of A Travelers Guide to MarsReview of the hardback: Charles Frankel hosts a space journey that is both entertaining and educational. From the lava seas on the Moon to the sulphur plains of Io this book takes us on imaginary field trips to visit the best of volcanoes everywhere. Somebody get me a spaceship. BBC FocusReview of the hardback: a fascinating tour of the mightiest volcanoes on Earth the Moon Mars Venus and Io which specialists and laymen alike will enjoy This is an excellent book it is well written structured and illustrated. Sky at NightReview of the hardback:

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