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Exploring Space, Exploring Earth

Exploring Space, Exploring Earth - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511060175

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ISBN13: 978-0511060175
ISBN10: 0511060173 Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No

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Exploring Space, Exploring Earth - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511060175

Paul D. Lowman

ISBN13: 978-0511060175
ISBN10: 0511060173 Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This book describes the impact of space flight on geology and geophysics, beginning with a foreword by Neil Armstrong, which illustrates how the exploration of space has lead us to a far deeper understanding of our own planet. Direct results from Earth-orbital missions include studies of Earth's gravity and magnetic fields. In contrast, the recognition of the economic and biological significance of impact craters on Earth is an indirect consequence of the study of the geology of other planets. The final chapter presents a new theory for the tectonic evolution of the Earth based on comparative planetology and the Gaia concept.

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