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Worlds on Fire: Volcanoes on the Earth, the Moon, Mars, Venus and IO

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Worlds on Fire takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the mightiest volcanoes in the Solar System. From Kilauea volcano in Hawaii and Mount Etna in Sicily, it leaps to the lava fields and rilles of the Moon, retraces the historic footsteps of the Apollo astronauts and describes new volcanic provinces to explore. The three largest volcanoes of Mars - Olympus Mons, Alba Patera and Arsia Mons - are profiled, amongst others. The strange world of Venus, revealed by radar, opens our perspective of volcanism to features never seen before: pancake domes of puffed-up lava, and gigantic fault rings sitting over buried magma chambers. The tour of the Solar System ends with the only current eruptions outside Earth: the spectacular volcanoes of Io - Jupiter's fiery moon. This highly readable book, illustrated with the most recent imagery from spacecraft, will appeal to general readers, and students of Earth and planetary sciences.

Synopsis:

This highly readable, extensively illustrated book looks at volcanoes throughout the solar system, including Kilauea on Hawaii, Olympus Mons on Mars, the double-cratered Spas Mons on Venus, and the churning lava lake of Io's Pele caldera. Twenty-five volcanoes on the Earth, Moon, Mars, Venus, and Io are discussed.

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A fascinating tour of the mightiest volcanoes in the Solar System.

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Anyone who has ever thought that volcanoes and volcanism were restricted to the planet Earth should open any page of this book to discover that some of the most spectacular explosions in the Solar System are not occurring close to home. Charles Frankel provides a detailed tour that describes such volcanic landmarks as the Moon's Aristarchus plateau, Mars' tallest volcano Olympus Mons, the double-cratered Sapas Mons on Venus, and the churning lava lake of Io's Pele caldera. Illustrated with the most recent imagery from spacecraft, his volume introduces the reader to the wonders and excitement of space exploration. Charles Frankel has written on various topics in the earth sciences, including the following two of his many books: Volcanoes of the Solar System (Cambridge, 1996) and The End of Dinosaurs (Cambridge, 1999).

About the Author

Charles Frankel is a geologist who has written several books and directed scientific documentaries.

Table of Contents

1. Volcanism on Earth; 2. A tour of terrestrial volcanoes; 3. Volcanism on the Moon; 4. A tour of Lunar volcanoes; 5. Volcanism on Mars; 6. A tour of Martian volcanoes; 7. Volcanism on Venus; 8. A tour of Venusian volcanoes; 9. Volcanism on Io; 10. A tour of Ionian volcanoes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521803939
Author:
Frankel, Charles
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Volcanoes
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Lunar geology
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
Volcanoes on the Ear
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
358
Dimensions:
9.24x6.26x.97 in. 1.66 lbs.

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Product details 358 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521803939 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This highly readable, extensively illustrated book looks at volcanoes throughout the solar system, including Kilauea on Hawaii, Olympus Mons on Mars, the double-cratered Spas Mons on Venus, and the churning lava lake of Io's Pele caldera. Twenty-five volcanoes on the Earth, Moon, Mars, Venus, and Io are discussed.
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating tour of the mightiest volcanoes in the Solar System.
"Synopsis" by , Anyone who has ever thought that volcanoes and volcanism were restricted to the planet Earth should open any page of this book to discover that some of the most spectacular explosions in the Solar System are not occurring close to home. Charles Frankel provides a detailed tour that describes such volcanic landmarks as the Moon's Aristarchus plateau, Mars' tallest volcano Olympus Mons, the double-cratered Sapas Mons on Venus, and the churning lava lake of Io's Pele caldera. Illustrated with the most recent imagery from spacecraft, his volume introduces the reader to the wonders and excitement of space exploration. Charles Frankel has written on various topics in the earth sciences, including the following two of his many books: Volcanoes of the Solar System (Cambridge, 1996) and The End of Dinosaurs (Cambridge, 1999).
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