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Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System,
Edition 1
Edited by Christian Klimczak, Geoffrey C. Collins and Paul K. Byrne

Publication Date: 01 May 2024
Awaiting publication
Description

Planetary Tectonism across the Solar System, Volume Two in the Comparative Planetology series, addresses key questions surrounding planetary tectonism, such our understanding of the global contraction of Mercury, the formation of giant rift zones on Saturn’s icy moons, or the tesserated terrain on Venus. The book makes connections to Earth, such as how deformation on Mercury is both similar and different, and how to apply theoretical considerations behind plate tectonics on Earth to other planets. The book offers up-to-date, accessible and comprehensive discussions on the major tectonic processes and landforms that shape and drive the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies.

By placing a singular emphasis on comparing tectonic processes and landforms on all relevant Solar System bodies, with the explicit objective of providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon, this book is ideal for anyone studying planetary tectonism.

Key Features

  • Includes an introduction that places the book in the context of the larger Comparative Planetology series
  • Compares tectonic processes on all relevant Solar System bodies, providing a systems-level understanding of this widespread phenomenon that shapes and drives the evolution of planets, moons and smaller bodies
  • Features over 100 color illustrations and charts to better convey concepts
  • Offers additional online content, including figures, animations, videos and interviews with contributing authors
About the author
Edited by Christian Klimczak, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, University of Georgia - Athens, GA, USA; Geoffrey C. Collins, Professor of Geology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, USA and Paul K. Byrne, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC, USA
Table of Contents
1. Introduction2. Tectonic Landforms Across the Solar System3. Planetary Geomechanics4. Tectonics Caused by Surface Loads5. Tectonic-Magmatic Interaction6. Formation and Tectonic Modification of Impact Craters7. Convection-driven Tectonics8. Tectonics Caused by Changes in Planetary Volume9. Tectonics Caused by Changes in Figure10. Synthesis and Outlook
Book details
ISBN: 9780128160923
Page Count: 400
Retail Price : £118.00
9780124158450; 9780128036891; 9780444530424
Audience
Planetary Scientists, Geologists, Geophysicists, seismologists, structural geologists, remote sensing specialists, third-level (i.e., college/university) educators delivering terrestrial and/or planetary tectonism materials to undergraduate students at first- and second-year levels