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Our Beautiful Moon and Its Mysterious Magnetism

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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.

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Education: B.S., Natural Science, Cambridge University, 1958 Ph.D., Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, Cambridge University, 1961 Positions: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1961-62. Gulf Research and Development Laboratory, Research Geophysicist, 1962-65. University of Pittsburgh, Associate Professor, 1965-68, Professor, 1968-74, (Chair, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, 1966-1972). University of California, Santa Barbara, Professor, 1974-1994 (Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, 1986-1991). Professor Emeritus University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994- Research Professor, University of Hawaii, HIGP-SOEST, Senior Researcher 1997-2010 HIGP Affiliate 2010


From the reviews: "This very readable work, part of the `SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences' series, traces the history of geologic understanding of the moon, with a particular focus on magnetism. ... The book has merit in documenting and summarizing this history, and might serve as a reading assignment for an upper-level seminar. Figure quality is functional. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." (I. D. Sasowsky, Choice, Vol. 51 (10), June, 2014)

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