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Meteorites A Petrologic, Chemical and Isotopic Synthesis

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ISBN-10: 0521035392

ISBN-13: 9780521035392

Edition: 2007

Authors: Robert Hutchison

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Meteorite research is fundamental to our understanding of the origin and early history of the Solar System. This text considers the mechanism and timing of core formation and basaltic volcanism on asteroids, and the effects of heating water-rich bodies.
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Book details

List price: $129.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The chondrites: chemistry and classification
The components of chondrites
Petrography of the chondrites I: carbonaceous chondrites
Petrography of the chondrites II: non-carbonaceous chondrites
Time in the evolution of chondrites
Origin of chondrites and their components
Differentiated meteorites I: primitive achondrites, ureilites and aubrites
Differentiated meteorites II: asteroidal, lunar and Martian basaltic meteorites
Differentiated meteorites III: iron and stony iron meteorites
Parent body processes and petrogenetic associations
Origin of Solar System planets: a meteoriticist's view
Glossary
Bibliography
Index of meteorite names
General index