Dynamic Planet: Mercury in the Context of its Environment

Hardcover | May 29, 2007

byPamela Elizabeth Clark

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This book views Mercury as a whole in the context of its environment. It illustrates what we know and what we need to know, and why understanding Mercury is so crucial to our understanding of solar system origin and current processes on Earth. The book describes our current state of knowledge for Mercury and interactions between interior, exterior, and space environment which are highly dynamic and thus critical to understanding Mercury as a system.

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This book views Mercury as a whole in the context of its environment. It illustrates what we know and what we need to know, and why understanding Mercury is so crucial to our understanding of solar system origin and current processes on Earth. The book describes our current state of knowledge for Mercury and interactions between interi...

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We are in a time of transition in our understanding of Mercury. Of particular interest here is the emerging picture of the planet as a system, with interactions between interior, surface, exosphere, and magnetosphere that have influenced and constrained the evolution of each part of the system. Previous books have emphasized the result...

Pamela Clark grew up in New England and, inspired by President John Kennedy, decided she wanted to explore outer space by the time she was thirteen years old. She was encouraged by several teachers, including her sixth grade teacher, Ed Vandall, and high school biology teacher, Robert Blake, as well as by Werner von Braun. She thought,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:236 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:May 29, 2007Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387482105

ISBN - 13:9780387482101

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Table of Contents

Contents.- Dedication.- Preface.- Mercury From A Systems Perspective.- Past and Planned Missions to Mercury.- Mercury's Interior.- Mercury's Surface.- Mercury's Exosphere.- Mercury's Magnetosphere.- The Future of Mercury Exploration.- Index.- List of Tables.- List of Figures.

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From the reviews:"Dynamic Planet is a landmark publication, clearly detailing observations and theories of Mercury and its environment and setting the scene for future work. Every chapter is concise and clearly focused, and the text is complemented by a series of well-selected illustrations. This excellent book will populate the shelves of many scientists interested in Mercury or involved in missions to the planet." (Alan Wood, EOS, Vol. 90 (21), May, 2009)