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Exploring Space, Exploring Earth - 02 edition

Exploring Space, Exploring Earth (ISBN10: 0511060173; ISBN13: 9780511060175)
ISBN13: 978-0511060175
ISBN10: 0511060173

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 th ...show moree 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 02
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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