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Planetary floor methods is the 1st complex textbook to hide the total diversity of geologic techniques that form the surfaces of planetary-scale our bodies. utilizing a contemporary, quantitative technique, this booklet reconsiders geologic approaches outdoors the normal terrestrial context. It highlights procedures which are contingent upon Earth's certain situations and approaches which are common. for instance, it exhibits explicitly that equations predicting the speed of a river are depending on gravity: conventional geomorphology textbooks fail to take this under consideration. This textbook is a one-stop resource of knowledge on planetary floor strategies, offering readers with the mandatory heritage to interpret new information from NASA, ESA and different area missions. according to a direction taught by way of the writer on the college of Arizona for 25 years, it's geared toward complex scholars, and is usually a useful source for researchers, specialist planetary scientists and space-mission engineers.

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