CPS News Publications
- Dr Lewis Dartnell Review Paper: Ionizing Radiation and Life
- My Tourist Guide to the Solar System by Dr Lewis Dartnell
- JGR paper for Dr Gerald Roberts: Possible evidence of palaeomarsquakes...
- Titan's Internal Structure - Dr Dominic Fortes
- Selection of JUICE mission to Jupiter and Ganymede by ESA
- 5yr UKSA Fellowship for Dr Pete Grindrod
- Mars rover: Nasa's Curiosity makes first test drive
- The search for life within our Solar System and beyond...
- The Sky at Night: Curiosity at Mars
- CPS Research Fellows give invited lectures at the University of St Andrews
- The latest science highlights from EPSC 2012, Madrid, 23-28 Sep
- "Dry" Gale Crater set for summer heat wave?
- Planet Earth Online features CPS astrobiology work in Iceland, led by Dr Claire Cousins
- Prof. Ian Crawford receives STFC award to identify source localities of lunar meteorites
- "Scientific Preparations for Lunar Exploration" - Special Issue of Planetary and Space Science
- ESA selects instruments to be flown on its icy moons mission
- Planetary Geology: An Introduction
- The Planets have arrived in London! EPSC 2013 at UCL, 8-13 September
- Congratulations to Dr Pete Grindrod and Dr Dominic Fortes on their recent Lectureship appointments
- EPSC2013 features on UCL web front page!
- APEX meetings starting this week 17 Oct
- Iron in the Earth’s core weakens before melting
- Insights from landslides on Mars
Planetary Geology: An Introduction
15 May 2013
A second edition of Planetary Geology: An Introduction book will be published by Dunedin Academic
Press at the end of June 2013. The book is co-authored by former UCL Professor Claudio Vita-Finzi and by current
UCL/Birkbeck lecturer, and CPS member, Dr Dominic Fortes.
Since the launch of the first edition back in
2005, planetary science has been greatly enriched by missions of exploration to
the most diverse regions of the Solar System, including the MESSENGER probe to
Mercury, the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, and numerous missions to Mars,
including three robotic rovers. Additionally, advanced telescopes have
sharpened our vision of the cosmos to the extent that neighbouring planetary
systems, some of which may be habitable, now fall under the purview of the
geologist and astrobiologist.
The new book has been substantially re-written and updated over the last 18 months to reflect these extraordinary advances in our understanding of the planets. The text has been expanded by 25 %, including comprehensive tables reflecting the redefinition of the term ’planet’ and ‘dwarf planet’ by the IAU in 2006 and a more detailed glossary. Of the 171 colour figures, 90 % are either completely new or updated, and around half of the figures are entirely original illustrations produced specially for this work by the authors.
The book will be available in hard copy and as an e-book, and may be pre-ordered from Amazon.
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