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Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes Paperback – Bargain Price, April 1, 2008
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In a word, in a class by itself. The best of the best.
The book begins with the Earth and its Moon, then moves to the Sun and the other planets from Mercury out to Neptune. Some of the most impressive images show moons transiting across the faces of Mars and Jupiter. The book includes a foreword by Arthur C. Clarke. Highly recommended.
In selecting the photographs, the author did not aim at covering all objects of the solar system. For example, of Saturnus only the rings are shown, albeit very extensively. Uranus (including its moons Ariel and Miranda) is shown by only five photographs. Neptunus and its moon Triton is covered by eleven photographs. Pluto is not represented at all, because detailed photographs are not available.
The most extensive chapters cover Mars and Jupiter. With Mars the emphasis is on photographs that are taken by the many orbiting spacecraft that visited this planet (Viking Orbiter, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey). A few nice photographs of the tiny moons Phobos and Deimos and two photographs taken on the surface of Mars are also included. The chapter about Jupiter contains very nice photographs of Jupiter itself and the four Galilean moons. Especially Europa and Io are very extensively represented.
Venus is shown by a multitude of very detailed radar scans of Magellan. Mercury is shown by photographs made in the 1974 and 1975 by Mariner 10. The photographs of our own moon are older still, from the various Lunar Orbiters in the years '60. The sun is represented by a set of quite recently taken and very impressive photographs. There is even a chapter about asteroids, with some photographs of Eros (taken by NEAR), Gaspra and Ida, with its satellite Dactyl.
The text in this book is relatively sparse.Read more ›
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I've bought this book three times, once for my father, once for my husband, and once for my mother. The pictures are vivid and the information mind-boggling. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Reading Demon
This book is amazing. I love it so much. The photos are so incredible. It seriously makes my inner nerd be at peace. Do it for the nerd inside you!Published 10 months ago by Alex
Most of the photographs in this book are stunning. We have pictures of dust storms on Mars, merchant ship contrails and the eruption of Mt. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Yoda
Book arrived with the cover completely disattached from the bound pages. I will have to somehow figure a way to reattach the cover. Read morePublished on December 25, 2013 by L. Kim
These unique planets still have so much to teach us, but so far...we have learned much thanks to the Voyager spacecraft. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by B. A. Wagner
My girlfriend loves space and loves books with the pictures of everything that's out there very clear and high resolution photosPublished on July 24, 2013 by Ryan J O'Toole
I was fortunate to catch a smaller version of the exhibit, "The Smithsonian Presents: BEYOND, Visions of Planetary Landscapes", at the Petaluma Museum a couple weeks ago. Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by Happy Reader
Received this book for Christmas. It is very simply put- Absolutely Gorgeous!
I love sitting down with the kids and looking at each picture, discussing what is is and... Read more