Covering the first five decades of the exploration of Mars, this atlas is the most detailed visual reference available. It brings together, for the first time, a wealth of information from diverse sources, featuring annotated maps, photographs, tables and detailed descriptions of every Mars mission in chronological order, from the dawn of the space age to Mars Express. Special attention is given to landing site selection, including reference to some missions that were planned but never flew. Phobos and Deimos, the tiny moons of Mars, are covered in a separate section. Contemporary maps reveal our improving knowledge of the planet's surface through the latter half of the twentieth century. Written in non-technical language, this atlas is a unique resource for anyone interested in planetary sciences, the history of space exploration and cartography, while the detailed bibliography and chart data are especially useful for academic researchers and students.
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'A wonderful resource for armchair explorers.' BBC Sky at Night
'This is without question the definitive reference work on Mars exploration. It is a must for anyone interested in the planet - from laypersons to practising planetary scientists. If Mars had its own family scrapbook, this would be it. The reviewer can hardly wait for volume 2 … Essential. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.' T. D. Oswalt, Choice
'… an interesting historical perspective of how the plans for exploring Mars have evolved since the 1950s … This book deserves a place on your bookshelf if you are a fan of maps and the history of Mars exploration.' Nadine G. Barlow, Meteoritics and Planetary Science
Covering the exploration of Mars from 1953 to 2003, this atlas is a detailed visual reference. It presents information from diverse sources, featuring annotated maps, photographs, tables and detailed descriptions of every Mars mission in chronological order. This is a unique resource for planetary and space scientists, historians and cartographers.
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Descrizione libro 2012. Hardback. Condizione libro: NEW. 9780521765534 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Codice libro della libreria HTANDREE0474571
Descrizione libro Cambridge Univ Pr, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 350 pages. 11.00x1.00x8.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0521765536
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110521765536
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0521765536