"The solar system is spectacular, especially when viewed close-up in this oversized book. The text describes, in general and understandable language expertly translated from the French by Storm Dunlop, our neighborhood in the universe." Science Books & Films
This lavishly illustrated book invites the reader on a journey through the solar system, describing the Sun and its planets, the large satellites, asteroids and comets. With photographs and information from recent space missions, the reader will discover the lunar plains scarred by asteroid impacts, the continuously erupting volcanoes of Io and the giant geysers of Triton; he will cross the rings of Saturn, and plunge into the clouds of Venus and Titan, to emerge with a greater appreciation of the hospitable planet we call home.