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Space Exploration
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The Earth in Context

A Guide to the Solar System

Authors: Harland, David M.

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The Earth in Context: A Guide to the Solar System tells a tale of scientific discovery, with two interwoven strands - one tracing the development of understanding the Earth's geological history, and the other placing this in the context of processes at work on the other planets of the solar system. Although planetology is assigned half of the text, the primary focus of the book is the Earth. It is discussed in two parts, the first summing up our knowledge of the Earth as it is today and the other considering it as it was long ago.

Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:

"This book is a very comprehensive examination of all of the planets and main planetary moons of the Solar System with an emphasis on internal structure. … the book is a very good starting point for anyone interested in the study of the solar system and in particular to geologists with such an interest." (Emlyn Jones, Astrology & Space, August, 2003)

"David Harland is well known for his previous books … . Those books were very popular due to their well-written and well-illustrated text, and this one is no different in those respects. … The main readership to benefit from this book might be first-year undergraduates with an interest in planetary science … . The main attraction of this book is the way it is written. It is extremely easy to read, making the progress of assimilating information a pleasure … ." (Sarah Dunkin, The Observatory, Vol. 123 (1173), 2003)


Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-1-85233-375-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Earth in Context
Book Subtitle
A Guide to the Solar System
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-375-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 470
Topics