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Author Murdin, Paul, author.

Title Planetary vistas : the landscapes of other worlds / Paul Murdin.

Published Cham : Springer, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (mostly color)
Series Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1: Landscapes on Other Worlds -- Chapter 2: The Lakes of Titan -- Chapter 3: The Craters of the Lunar Landscape -- Chapter 4: Ice and Dust Fountains, Rock Piles -- Chapter 5: Dusty Plains, Steep Hills and Rugged Lunar Mountains -- Chapter 6: The Rocky Landscapes of Mars -- Chapter 7: The Vulcanic Scenery of Venus and Io -- Chapter 8: Frost, Ice and Snow -- Chapter 9: Cosmic Skyscapes -- Chapter 10: Representing Alien Landscapes -- Appendix 1: Down to Earth -- Appendix 2: Space Exploration Missions -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary The word ℓ́ℓlandscapeℓ́ℓ 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, Venusℓ́ℓs 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. ℗ℓ 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. ℗ℓ Planetary Vistas is 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.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Planets -- Surfaces -- Photographs from space.
Astronomical photography.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319152424
3319152416 (print)
9783319152417 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-15242-4