Planetary Materials (Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry #36) (Paperback)

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By James J. Papike (Editor)
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Volume 36 of Reviews in Mineralogy presents a comprehensive coverage of the mineralogy and petrology of planetary materials. The book is organized with an introductory chapter that introduces the reader to the nature of the planetary sample suite and provides some insights into the diverse environments from which they come. Chapter 2 on Interplanetary Dust Particles (IDPs) and Chapter 3 on Chondritic Meteorites deal with the most primitive and unevolved materials we have to work with. It is these materials that hold the clues to the nature of the solar nebula and the processes that led to the initial stages of planetary formation. Chapter 4, 5, and 6 consider samples from evolved asteroids, the Moon and Mars respectively. Chapter 7 is a brief summary chapter that compares aspects of melt-derived minerals from differing planetary environments.

About the Author

Jim Papike, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780939950461
ISBN-10: 0939950464
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: May 7th, 2018
Pages: 884
Language: English
Series: Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry