Atlas of Venus available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
A combination of striking photos and lucid prose, this volume brings this mysterious planet to life. Well-known astronomers Peter Cattermole and Patrick Moore place Venus in the solar system and explain what information telescope observation has yielded. They then take us on a space-age trip to Venus exhibiting observations from orbiting space craft and probes, and, most significantly, the data-laden Magellan mission. An abundance of colorful illustrations showcase Venus' fascinating topography, including impact craters, highland massifs, and plains. The text is rounded out by a history of this intriguing planet and a gazetteer of Venusian place names. Several useful appendices of data complement the atlas. This book will delight amateur astonomers and will also serve as a helpful reference to professional astronomers and planetary scientists.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.79(d)|
Table of Contents1. Venus in the Solar System; 2. Venus through the telescope; 3. Before the Space Age; 4. Missions to Venus; 5. Mapping Venus; 6. The Magellan mission; 7. The Venusian plains - I; 8. The Venusian plains - II; 9. Impact craters on Venus; 10. The highland massifs; 11. The history of Venus; 12. Into the future; Appendices: Significant data for Venus; Venus missions; Phenomena of Venus, 1995–2005; Rotation periods for Venus; Names of Venusian features; Bibliography; Index.