range in size from microscopic particles to masses of many tons. The
geologic diversity of asteroids and other rocky bodies of the solar
system are displayed in the enormous variety of textures and
mineralogies observed in meteorites. The composition, chemistry, and
mineralogy of primitive meteorites collectively provide evidence for a
wide variety of chemical and physical processes.
|This book synthesizes
our current understanding of the early solar system, summarizing
information about processes that occurred before its formation.
be valuable as a textbook for graduate education in planetary science
and as a reference for meteoriticists and researchers in allied fields
and the Early Solar System II
by Dante S. Lauretta and Harry Y. McSween
of Arizona Press, 2006