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Planetary Geology

Why Books?

Books provide overviews, in-depth descriptions, and summaries on their topic.  Scholarly books are peer reviewed and contain authoritative information. They can include original research or scholarship, historical data, and experts' views on themes/topics. Scholarly books should also contain references to existing publications--just like scholarly articles.

Use scholarly books when you require depth and detail, background information and related research on a topic, or to put your topic in context with other important issues. Scholarly books often take longer to publish than journal articles, so the information in books may not be "cutting edge."



(Astronaut taking samples, Moon, NASA,

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Planetary Geology

Lunar surface, South Pole Basin, NASA/Goddard Space Center.Lunar surface, NASA

Ganymede, NASA/JPL.


Mercury, USGS