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Volcanism on Io: A Comparison with Earth - Cambridge Planetary Science (Hardback)
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Volcanism on Io: A Comparison with Earth - Cambridge Planetary Science (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 09/08/2007
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The most powerful volcanoes in the Solar System are not on Earth, but on Io, a tiny moon of Jupiter. Whilst Earth and Io are the only bodies in the Solar System to have active, high-temperature volcanoes, those found on Io are larger, hotter, and more violent. This, the first book dedicated to volcanism on Io, contains the latest results from Galileo mission data analysis. As well as investigating the different styles and scales of volcanic activity on Io, it compares these volcanoes to their contemporaries on Earth. The book also provides a background to how volcanoes form and how they erupt, and explains quantitatively how remote-sensing data from spacecraft and telescopes are analysed to reveal the underlying volcanic processes. This richly illustrated book will be a fascinating reference for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in planetary sciences, volcanology, remote sensing and geology.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521850032
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 922 g
Dimensions: 254 x 176 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... lavishly illustrated ... as a repository of just about everything we currently know about Io (and are likely to know for some time, with no new missions in view) it is an enormously valuable reference work.' The Observatory
'The style of the book is detailed yet fluid. Figures and graphics are aptly chosen, especially the colour plates. Some new sketches by the author illustrate well our collective vision of Io's surface and subsurface on a broad scale. This book would make for a nice companion to any upper-level volcanology or remote-sensing course text.' Jani Radebaugh, Department of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University, Utah
'... the first book to focus primarily on the observations and interpretations of Ionian volcanic activity and compare these processes to those seen on Earth. ... I believe it to be more suitable for teaching advanced level undergraduate courses and I would particularly recommend it for use by graduate level students and researchers in planetary science. It is especially suitable for terrestrial volcanologists wishing to better understand volcanic processes on other planets...' Earth, Moon and Planets
'...a great contribution to the field of volcanic remote sensing and to Io science.' Physics Today
'...an excellent text for both undergraduates and those involved in volcanic-planetary research.' Journal of Geological Magazine
"...useful and informative...Davies' writing style is clear and concise...a great contribution to the field of volcanic remote sensing and to Io science. I will use the text as a reference in my planetary volcanology lectures.... - David Williams, Physics Today
"[The author] is ideally placed to write such an in-depth review of comparative volcanology through his involvement with both terrestrial volcano monitoring programs (i.e., ASTER), and his involvement with the Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) instrument on the Galileo mission. His enthusiasm for understanding how volcanoes work is clearly illustrated through the level of detail involved in describing the methodology of both observational spectroscopy and theoretical modelling of magmatic systems." - K.H. Joy, Earth Moon Planet
"...this book is a fascinating reference for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in planetary science, volcanology, remote-sensing and geology." --Lunar and Planetary Institute
"The style of the book is detailed yet fluid...this book would make for a nice companion to any upper-level volcanology or remote-sensing course text." --The Meteoritical Society

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