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Magnetic Field Generation in Electrically Conducting Fluids [Book Review]

Stevenson, D. J. (1979) Magnetic Field Generation in Electrically Conducting Fluids [Book Review]. Icarus, 37 (1). pp. 358-359. ISSN 0019-1035. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20131125-080555056

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Abstract

Unlike the gravity field of a planet, which is dominated by hydrostatics, the magnetic field provides information on the internal dynamics and structure. Despite the obvious importance of such data in understanding the structure and evolution of planets, the interpretation of planetary magnetic fields is still at a primitive stage. Dynamo theory is generally thought to provide the explanation for large magnetic fields in most cosmic bodies, particularly the Earth, the Sun, and Jupiter, and Professor Moffatt has partially filled a gap in the scientific literature by providing the first monograph devoted to this theory.


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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0019-1035(79)90142-8DOIBook Review
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Stevenson, D. J.0000-0001-9432-7159
Additional Information:© 1979 by Academic Press, Inc. Book review of: Magnetic Field Generation in Electrically Conducting Fluids. H. K. Moffatt. Cambridge University Press, London/New York, 1978. x + 343 pp. ISBN: 9780521216401
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Official Citation:D.J. Stevenson, Magnetic field generation in electrically conducting fluids: H. K. Moffatt. Cambridge University Press, London/New York, 1978. x + 343 pp. $29.50, Icarus, Volume 37, Issue 1, January 1979, Pages 358-359, ISSN 0019-1035, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0019-1035(79)90142-8. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0019103579901428)
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