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.
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Starting with Earth, Volcanoes of the Solar System takes the reader on a guided tour of the terrestrial planets and moons and their volcanic features. Lunar lava fields are seen through the eyes of the Apollo astronauts, and we are taken on an imaginary hike up the Martian slopes of Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano of the Solar by: Active volcanoes in the Solar System The Earth is not the only place with volcanic activity in our Solar System.
Although there are significant differences in the type and style of volcanic activity from that Volcanoes of the solar system book Earth, several other planets and moons have or had in the geologic past volcanic activity as well.
There are volcanoes all around our solar system. But only a few places besides Earth—like some of the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune—have active ones today.
Use the Space Volcano Explorer to learn more about our solar system’s many volcanoes. Volcanoes of the Solar System book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This comprehensive account describes the most recent data on /5(3). Volcanoes 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.'.
A Solar System of Fire and Ice Earth was once the only world known to have volcanoes, but they’re all over the place, spouting lava and icy plumes. Marina Koren. Fred Taylor, New Scientist, 'Volcanoes of the Solar System is recommended to the general reader and student of the earth sciences as a scholarly and entertaining introduction to the subject.'Irish Astronomical Journal, 'â Š this is an excellent review of Solar System volcanoes and volcanic products â Š well researched, well presented, and.
None of the volcanoes were on Earth, though. They were several hundred million miles away, on a moon of Jupiter called Io. Today, Io is known as the most volcanically active place in the solar system.
Other volcanic spots are scattered across our neighboring planets and moons, too, and probably countless more in other solar systems across the universe. There are large shield volcanoes -- like those in Hawai'i -- that contain times more mass that those on Earth.
Olympus Mons is the tallest volcano in our solar system. It is 22 km (14 miles) tall, compared to Mauna Loa's 9 km (almost 6 miles). It is km across (.
book. This book could be used as an introductory text in planetary science as well as geology. The book by Cattermole is a revision of the edition, updated to include new knowledge of Venus, outer-planet moons and, to a lesser extent, other Solar System objects.
It is twice as long as Frankel's book and contains plates, many in color. Starting with Earth, Volcanoes of the Solar System takes the reader on a guided tour of the terrestrial planets and moons and their volcanic features.
Lunar lava fields are seen through the eyes of the Apollo astronauts, and we are taken on an imaginary hike up the Martian slopes of Olympus Mons, the tallest volcano of the Solar System/5(3).
NASA/ADS. Volcanoes of the Solar System: Book Review Glass, I. Abstract. Not Available. Publication: Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa. Pub Date: Bibcode: MNSSARG Author: I. Glass. Solar System: A Golden Book.
New York: Golden Book Publishing Co., Inc., This fact-filled book is easy reading and is useful for all grade levels, This book allows one to travel through the Solar System with stops at the Sun, the planets and their moons, and the rest of.
Get this from a library. Volcanoes in our solar system. [G Jeffrey Taylor] -- Explores the phenomenon of volcanism as it occurs throughout our solar system on planets, asteroids, and moons. Active volcanoes in the Solar System The Earth is not the only place with volcanic activity in our Solar System.
Although there are significant differences in the type and style of volcanic activity from that on Earth, several other planets and moons have or had in the geologic past volcanic activity as well: Currently, there there are 4 known bodies of our Solar System withstill active.
The Sun: The sun is in the center of our solar system. The sun takes up % of the total mass of the solar system. The sun is made up of hydrogen. Volcanism is one of the major forces that shape many worlds in the solar system. Our home planet, Earth, has volcanoes on every continent and its landscape has been significantly changed throughout history by volcanism.
Here is a look at the six largest volcanoes in our solar system. It has also transformed worlds beyond Earth, starting with. xiii, pages: 25 cm Includes bibliographical references (pages ) and index 1. The Earth as a model -- 2.
Volcanoes of Earth -- 3. An astronaut's view of the Moon -- : None of the volcanoes were on Earth, though. They were several hundred million miles away, on a moon of Jupiter called Io. Today, Io is known as. Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in the solar system.
Over major volcanoes or volcanic features are known (see map), and there are many, many more smaller volcanoes. (No one has yet counted them all, but the total number may be overor even over 1,).
These volcanoes come in a variety of forms. Mars possesses 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.Volcanoes 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.