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Morphology of the Rocky Members of the Solar System

  • Elazar Uchupi
  • Kenneth O. Emery

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Elazar Uchupi, Kenneth O. Emery
    Pages 1-5
  3. Elazar Uchupi, Kenneth O. Emery
    Pages 7-31
  4. Elazar Uchupi, Kenneth O. Emery
    Pages 33-36
  5. Elazar Uchupi, Kenneth O. Emery
    Pages 37-92
  6. Elazar Uchupi, Kenneth O. Emery
    Pages 93-119
  7. Elazar Uchupi, Kenneth O. Emery
    Pages 121-136
  8. Elazar Uchupi, Kenneth O. Emery
    Pages 137-186
  9. Elazar Uchupi, Kenneth O. Emery
    Pages 187-258
  10. Elazar Uchupi, Kenneth O. Emery
    Pages 259-318
  11. Elazar Uchupi, Kenneth O. Emery
    Pages 319-344
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 345-395

About this book

Introduction

These words are written on the SOOth anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the New World. Surely the deep-space exploration of other worlds in our Solar System over the past few decades is an event of similar magnitude. Man has traveled far enough to see Spaceship Earth suspended alone in black space. And he has voyaged even farther to marvel at the crescent Earth rising over the Moon's cratered terrain. Instrumented spacecraft have toured the entire Solar System even beyond the ninth planet Pluto. This work of science Morphology of the Rocky Members of the Solar System is an inquiry about our extended home. As with the Darwinian and Copernican paradigms, the nature of our planetary system, as the extended world around us, has great significance for those who ponder the human condition. The deep-space views of our Planet Ocean with its sweeping clouds, and moving oceans and creeping continents must rank as the greatest photograph ever taken. Viewing Spaceship Earth hanging in the vast void is an almost frightening experience. We are so alone! It is easy to understand why so many are attracted to a simpler account of origins, like the allegorical tale of creation written in heroic style (but eschewing math, maps, figures, tables, references, and evidence) in the first eleven chapters of Genesis. This treatise examines the morphology of the six rocky planets and their 27 satellites from a broad perspective.

Keywords

Geomorphologie Planetary Evolution Planetenentwicklung Satelliten Satellites Solar System Sonnensystem geomorphology geophysics

Authors and affiliations

  • Elazar Uchupi
    • 1
  • Kenneth O. Emery
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeophysicsWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution (W.H.O.I.)Woods HoleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-87550-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87552-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87550-2
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