Grand Tour

Grand Tour

A Traveler's Guide to the Solar System

Book - 2005
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Hurricanes so enormous that the earth itself could be lost in one; a volcano larger than the state of Missouri and higher than Everest; a planet with a billion moons; a planet that rotates on its side; worlds made of solid ice; a world where it rains gasoline. These are not inventions of fantasy or science fiction, but are places that really exist-in our own solar system.

Now with 190,000 copies in print, here is a spectacular Grand Tour of the solar system featuring a unique blend of science and art-photographs along with dazzling full-color paintings, drawings, and maps based on years of astronomer William Hartmann's research, personal observation, and interviews with colleagues.

In text and diagrams, too, The Grand Tour explains how the strange and uncanny worlds on the journeys came to be, and what it would be like to actually set foot upon them today. The book includes an atlas of the planets and their satellites, and of the Earth's moon.

Complete with a selection of previously unpublished photographs taken by the Apollo astronauts, and by the Mariner, Viking, and Pioneer planetary probes, The Grand Tour is unique and breathtaking, majestic and eerie, and wonderful, taking the reader to more, and to the beyond. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club , Quality Paperback Book Club , and Newbridge Book Club .
Publisher: New York, NY : Workman : 2005
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780761135470
Branch Call Number: 523.2 M617g
Characteristics: 296p illus
Additional Contributors: Hartmann, William K


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Aug 01, 2013

Pictorial look at the solar system. The book looks at 54 solar bodies with varying amounts of detail. The book is concise and informative, Highly recommended for anyone. ( This book's revision date is 2006 so it is a little out of date today )

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