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RobA
10-31-2007, 12:43 PM
I found this essay, If We Had No Moon (http://astrobio.net/news/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=2507&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0).

It gets into the details of how volcanism and tectonics are driven by the moon, and what a moonless world might be like. Useful information for world-building...

-Rob A>

keithcurtis
11-01-2007, 12:19 PM
Good article. You might be interested in reading "The Tragedy of the Moon" by Isaac Asimov. It's a collection of essays. The first one is the downside of having the moon, the second talks about the benefits. Here are some excerpts from the latter:
http://www.mountainman.com.au/i_asimov.html