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Our Beautiful Moon and its Mysterious Magnetism

A Long Voyage of Discovery

Authors: Fuller, Mike

  • Summary of over 40 years of paleomagnetism research on the moon
  • Provides earth-moon-system background in an easy understandable way
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About this book

This book is a summary of the history of discovering the moon. The author has been involved in the Apollo program, working with its samples and this book covers these efforts. It describes the analysis methods of lunar samples and their interpretation to understand lunar paleomagnetism. The book has adopted an historical approach throughout, tracing the development of the ideas of the Earth-moon system, of the birth of the space age, of paleomagnetism and finally of lunar magnetism and its evidence for an early lunar dynamo.

About the authors

Education:
B.S., Natural Science, Cambridge University, 1958
Ph.D., Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, Cambridge University, 1961

Positions:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1961-62.
Gulf Research and Development Laboratory, Research Geophysicist, 1962-65.
University of Pittsburgh, Associate Professor, 1965-68, Professor, 1968-74, (Chair, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, 1966-1972).
University of California, Santa Barbara, Professor, 1974-1994 (Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, 1986-1991).
Professor Emeritus University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994-
Research Professor, University of Hawaii, HIGP-SOEST, Senior Researcher 1997-2010
HIGP Affiliate 2010

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From the reviews:

“This very readable work, part of the ‘SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences’ series, traces the history of geologic understanding of the moon, with a particular focus on magnetism. … The book has merit in documenting and summarizing this history, and might serve as a reading assignment for an upper-level seminar. Figure quality is functional. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (I. D. Sasowsky, Choice, Vol. 51 (10), June, 2014)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Moon in Antiquity and in the Development of Modern Science

    Fuller, Mike

    Pages 1-14

  • Lunar and Earth Sciences at the Time of the Apollo Landings

    Fuller, Mike

    Pages 15-21

  • The Birth of the Space Age and Unmanned Missions to the Moon

    Fuller, Mike

    Pages 23-32

  • Apollo: Getting to the Moon

    Fuller, Mike

    Pages 33-45

  • Advances in Lunar Science with Apollo

    Fuller, Mike

    Pages 47-56

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00278-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00277-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Our Beautiful Moon and its Mysterious Magnetism
Book Subtitle
A Long Voyage of Discovery
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00278-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00278-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00277-4
Series ISSN
2191-5369
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 130
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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