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“Planetology” — Air & Space Smithsonian review February 12, 2009

Posted by skywalking1 in Space.
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In the Feb/mar 2009 issue of Air & Space Smithsonian magazine, geologist and volcanologist Bob Craddock reviews Planetology: Unlocking the Secrets of the Solar System.

Craddock comments:

“I can’t think of a better pair to write a book on our solar system’s planetology than Tom Jones and Ellen Stofan…

…The joint effort resulted in one of the book’s most important images: the Virunga volcanoes, located on the border of Congo and Uganda. The image was requested by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund so that the organization could better map the habitat of the area’s endangered mountain gorillas.

One example, which demonstrates the fury of Earth’s own geology, shows Stofan and her daughter standing next to a large rock expelled from Italy’s Mount Etna when it erupted days before the photo was taken.

Images like these make the book an engaging look at scientists at work.”

Virunga Volcanoes National Park as imaged on my STS-59 flight by the SIR-C imaging radar (NASA JPL)

Virunga Volcanoes National Park as imaged on my STS-59 flight by the SIR-C imaging radar (NASA JPL)

Ellen and I are grateful for the review, and we know you’ll enjoy the book as well.

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1. Geralyn - January 8, 2015

What a great recrsoue this text is.


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