In a dynamic treatment of planets of the Solar System in a unified perspective, Planetary geology provides the student reader with comprehensive coverage and stimulating insights into an exciting area of the Earth and planetary sciences. Based on a course taught by the author, the book deals with the origin of planetary bodies, the forces that fashion their surfaces, the rise and fall of icecaps and oceans, and the role of life in planetary history.
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