Planetary Vistas: The Landscapes of Other Worlds by Paul MurdinPlanetary Vistas: The Landscapes of Other Worlds by Paul Murdin

Planetary Vistas: The Landscapes of Other Worlds

byPaul Murdin

Paperback | June 25, 2015

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The word "landscape" can mean picture as well as natural scenery. Recent advances in space exploration imaging have allowed us to now have landscapes never before possible, and this book collects some of the greatest views and vistas of Mars, Venus's Titan, Io and more in their full glory, with background information to put into context the foreign landforms of our Solar System. Here, literally, are 'other-worldly' visions of strange new scenes, all captured by the latest technology by landing and roving vehicles or by very low-flying spacecraft.

There is more than scientific interest in these views. They are also aesthetically beautiful and intriguing, and Dr. Murdin in a final chapter compares them to terrestrial landscapes in fine art.

Planetary Vistasis a science book and a travel book across the planets and moons of the Solar System for armchair space explorers who want to be amazed and informed. This book shows what future space explorers will experience, because these are the landscapes that astronauts and space tourists will see.

Paul Murdin is an internationally known astronomer with a track record of well-written books and eloquent lectures about astronomy. He has been honored with an OBE in 1988, the Award of the Royal Astronomical Society for Services to [professional] Astronomy in 2011, the Eric Zucker Award of the Federation of Astronomical Societies for ...
Title:Planetary Vistas: The Landscapes of Other WorldsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:185 pagesPublished:June 25, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319152416

ISBN - 13:9783319152417

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Table of Contents

Landscapes on Other Worlds.- The Lakes of Titan.- The Craters of the Lunar Landscape.- Dusty Plains, Steep Hills and Rugged Lunar Mountains.- The Rocky Landscapes of Mars.- The Vulcanic Scenery of Venus and Io.- Frost, Ice and Snow.- Cosmic Skyscapes.- Representing Alien Landscapes.- Appendices.- Bibliography.