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Mars: An Introduction to its Interior, Surface and Atmosphere (Cambridge Planetary Science) [Paperback]

Nadine Barlow
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1 May 2014 Cambridge Planetary Science
Our knowledge of Mars has changed dramatically in the past 40 years due to the wealth of information provided by Earth-based and orbiting telescopes, and spacecraft investigations. Recent observations suggest that water has played a major role in the climatic and geologic history of the planet. This textbook covers our understanding of the planet's formation, geology, atmosphere, interior, surface properties, and potential for life. This interdisciplinary textbook encompasses the fields of geology, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, geophysics, and astronomy. Each chapter introduces the necessary background information to help the non-specialist understand the topics explored. It includes results from missions through 2006, including the latest insights from Mars Express and the Mars Exploration Rovers. Containing the most up-to-date information on Mars, this textbook is essential reading for graduate courses, and an important reference for researchers.

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  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (1 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107644879
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107644878
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 16.7 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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'… as an introduction to the various scientific disciplines as they relate to Mars research, it should prove useful to students and other interested readers with a science background.' Mark Williamson, www.satellite-evolution.com

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Covering our understanding of Mars' formation, geology, atmosphere, interior, surface properties, and potential for life, this textbook is essential reading for graduate courses, and an important reference for researchers. This interdisciplinary textbook encompasses geology, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, geophysics, and astronomy, and any necessary background information is provided.

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Mars, an introduction to its interior, surface and atmosphere.
This 25X18 cm hardcover with 264 glossy pages is an excellent addition for those readers who own the massive book "Mars" by the Arizona University press 1992.
Chapters include: Intro to Mars, formation of Mars and early planetary evolution, geophysical measurements and inferred interior structure, surface characteristics, geology, atmospheric conditions and evolution, history of water on Mars, search for life, looking ahead towards missions such as Phoenix lander and Exomars rover.
The book has black&white photos throughout and a color photo section showing 6 color maps, Mars Observer Camera (MOC) and Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) images. As the book cover reveals, there're a dozen photos taken by Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) Spirit & Opportunity included in the book.
Truly another excellent interdisciplinary book in the Cambridge Planetary Science series, a must-have for the researcher, planetary scientist, student or space enthusiast!
Philip Corneille
Belgium - Croatia
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 31 Jan 2012
By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE
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Nadine Barlow has done herself proud with this academic book. As it says in the title it covers the interior, surface and atmosphere of the planet Mars and does so in some detail - including the maths. Anyone interested in planetary science as a hobby should not be put off by the inclusion of the maths because the book reads well if you miss them out. Cambridge University Press have come a long way in their production of academic books. In the past even looking at the cover could put you to sleep but now they are written in a much lighter style that engages the reader and leads them into wanting to read the next page - Nadine achieves that easily and does not skimp on the content. This is one book that I shall be referring to again in the future and I would recommend it to not only academic libraries but also the interested individual.
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