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Main Title Our Beautiful Moon and its Mysterious Magnetism A Long Voyage of Discovery / [electronic resource] :
Author Fuller, Mike.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number QB600-701
ISBN 9783319002781
Subjects Geography ; Physical geography ; Planetology ; Science (General)
Internet Access
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Collation XIV, 130 p. 69 illus., 20 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
1. The Moon in antiquity and in the development of modern science -- 2. Modern and lunar science and geoscience before the Apollo Landings -- 3. The birth of the space age and unmanned missions to the moon -- 4. Apollo: Getting to the moon -- 5. Advances in lunar science with Apollo -- 6. The Earth's magnetism - paleomagnetism as a rosetta stone for earth history -- 7, Lunar paleomagnetism - methods and preliminaries -- 8. Impact related shock on the lunar surface and the lunar paleomagnetic record -- 9. Lunar paleomagnetism and the case for an early lunar dynamo -- 10. Lunar magnetism in the grand scheme of lunar history. This book is a summary of the history of discovering the moon. The author has been involved in the Apollo program, working with its samples and this book covers these efforts. It describes the analysis methods of lunar samples and their interpretation to understand lunar paleomagnetism. The book has adopted an historical approach throughout, tracing the development of the ideas of the Earth-moon system, of the birth of the space age, of paleomagnetism and finally of lunar magnetism and its evidence for an early lunar dynamo.