Exploring Space, Exploring Earth: New Understanding of the by Paul D. Lowman Jr,Neil A. Armstrong

By Paul D. Lowman Jr,Neil A. Armstrong

Paul Lowman, a NASA scientist for over forty years, describes the influence of area flight on geology and geophysics. A foreword by means of Neil Armstrong emphasizes that the exploration of house has lead us to a miles deeper knowing of our personal planet. Direct effects from Earth-orbital missions contain stories of Earth's gravity and magnetic fields. against this, the popularity of the commercial and organic value of effect craters in the world is an oblique final result of the research of the geology of alternative planets. the ultimate bankruptcy provides a brand new conception for the tectonic evolution of the Earth in keeping with comparative planetology and the Gaia inspiration. wide illustrations, a word list of technical phrases, and entire bibliography, supply geologists and geophysicists with a important precis of study. The ebook also will function a supplementary textual content for college students of tectonics, distant sensing and planetary science.

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