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Secrets of the Moon
Understanding and Analysing the Lunar Surface



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ISBN 9781032011059
January 4, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
208 Pages 17 Color & 157 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book provides a unique account of the origin of key features on the lunar surface. Containing historical accounts and the latest observations from the field, in addition to exciting data from the Apollo manned missions, it describes the development of our current understanding of our Moon. It also explores the fracturing of the Moon, a topic not explored in other literature in the area, and contains a statistical treatment of the smaller craters of the Moon, and a geological treatment of the larger craters. This moderately technical account is designed to clarify and update the general thinking on the nature and origin of the most important lunar surface features for both undergraduate and research students. It may also be read by the professional scientist, especially the astronomer and the geologist who has found little time to study the Moon’s topography, in addition to lunar amateur astronomers and even the dedicated layman with a keen interest in lunar science. The book excludes nearly all mathematical symbols in order to remain accessible to those without a formal education in the area.

  • Authored by an expert in the area
  • Presents a comprehensive account of the lunar surface, from historical observations to the NASA Apollo manned missions, and the latest observations and data in the field
  • Includes a statistical and geological treatment of the craters

Dr. Gilbert Fielder is Reader Emeritus at Lancaster University, UK. He performed extended teaching at Lancaster University on Planetary Science and introduced a new degree course on Remote Sensing. Prior to this, he was Principal Investigator in NASA’s Heat Capacity Mapping Programme, while continuing to head the Lunar and Planetary Unit at Lancaster until retirement. Dr. Fielder has authored several books, and presented many BBC and ITA television news programmes, as well as popular programmes with Sir Patrick Moore (on the BBC’s “The Sky at Night”) and, on the occasion of the first landing of astronauts on the Moon, with David Frost as Chairman in a special programme.

Table of Contents

1.  Preparatory Studies

2.  Studies at Manchester and Pic-du-Midi

3.  Wrinkle Ridges

4.  The Straight Wall

5.  Thoughts on Mare Imbrium

6.  The Apparent Acceleration of the Moon

7.  The Slowing Rotation of the Earth

8.  The Receding Moon

9.  Distorted Craters

10.  The Lunar Grid System

11.  Mapping the Grid around the Whole of the Moon

12.  Faulting and the Rotation of the Moon

13.  The Origin of the Lunar Grid System

14.  Melting in the Moon

15.  The Origin of the Moon

16.  Fine Lineaments and their Significance

17.  The Ages of the Lunar Surface Features

18.  The Origins of Small Craters

19.  The Proportion of Endocraters to Impact Craters

20.  The Origin of Crater-chains in Grid Fractures

21.  The Origins of Small Craters in a Lava Flow

22.  Small Double Craters

23.  Double Craters and the Depth of Compaction of the Regolith

24.  Dating the Mare Flows

25.  Studies of Large Craters

26.  The Ray-Craters Tycho, Copernicus and Aristarchus

27.  Unexpected Volcanic Flows

28.  Volcanic Tumuli of the Floor of Tycho

29.  The Unusual Rocks of Tycho, Copernicus and Aristarchus

30.  Cracks in Tycho and Kilawea

31.  Central Peaks and the Impact Process

32.  The Crater Aristarchus

33.  The Crater Copernicus

34.  Dating the Lavas of Tycho and Aristarchus

35.  The Origin of the Lavas in Impact Craters

36.  Tensions in the Lunar Crust

37.  Is there any current Volcanic Activity on the Moon?

38.  Maria, Rilles and Wrinkle Ridges

39.  Maria and Mascons

40.  Ghost Craters and Elementary Rings

41.  The Nature of the Lamont Complex

42.  Terrestrial Ring Complexes and their Origin

43.  Are there Ring Dykes on the Moon?

44.  The Origins of Large Lunar Craters in General

45.  Return to the Moon

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Biography

Dr. Gilbert Fielder is Reader Emeritus at Lancaster University, UK. He performed extended teaching at Lancaster University on Planetary Science and introduced a new degree course on Remote Sensing. Prior to this, he was Principal Investigator in NASA’s Heat Capacity Mapping Programme, while continuing to head the Lunar and Planetary Unit at Lancaster until retirement. Dr. Fielder has authored several books, and presented many BBC and ITA television news programmes, as well as popular programmes with Sir Patrick Moore (on the BBC’s “The Sky at Night”) and, on the occasion of the first landing of astronauts on the Moon, with David Frost as Chairman in a special programme.