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Moon Rocks: An Introduction to the Geology of the Moon

Tindle, Andrew and Kelley, Simon (2012). Moon Rocks: An Introduction to the Geology of the Moon. Open University.

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Moon Rocks is the story of the Moon through the eyes of a geologist. The authors worked with thin sections of Moon rocks provided by NASA, and use interactive panoramas, videos, and many many images to tell the story of the Moon. The interactive virtual microscopes are a new feature that allows the reader to easily explore rocks from the Apollo missions up close. Additionally, chapter 4 makes a detailed comparison between a volcanic rock on the Moon and a volcanic rock on Earth. The book also contains original NASA scientific reports, quizzes to test your knowledge and a glossary of terms. At the end of the experience the user will have a good insight into how scientists study Moon rocks.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 Open University and NASA
Project Funding Details:
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Extra Information: This is the first interactive book published by The Open University. In the first 5 months it has had over 24,000 downloads.
It only works on the Apple iPad
The ibook is No2 in the free best sellers list for Science and Nature on the Apple ibook store
Keywords: moon rock; lunar geology; virtual microscope; ibook
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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Item ID: 34564
Depositing User: Andrew Tindle
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 10:38
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 08:58
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