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The Resource Planetary Vistas : The Landscapes of Other Worlds

Planetary Vistas : The Landscapes of Other Worlds

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Planetary Vistas : The Landscapes of Other Worlds
Title
Planetary Vistas
Title remainder
The Landscapes of Other Worlds
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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
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non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Planetary Vistas : The Landscapes of Other Worlds
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Planetary Vistas : The Landscapes of Other Worlds
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements -- Contents -- About the author -- Chapter-1 -- Landscapes on Other Worlds -- Alien Landscapes -- How Real Are the Landscapes in This Book? -- Chapter-2 -- The Lakes of Titan -- A Robotic Eye and a New Landscapeundefined -- Titan's Lake Districtundefined -- The Glint of an Ice-Cold Lakeundefined -- Chapter-3 -- The Craters of the Lunar Landscape -- The Lunar Landscape Imagined from Afar -- The First Pictures from the Lunar Surface -- One of the Great Pictures of the Century -- Meteor Craters of Earth and the Moon -- On the Moon, Like They Formed Yesterday -- Chapter-4 -- Ice and Dust Fountains, Rock Piles -- Fountains on a Comet -- Battered Vesta -- Itokawa: The Falcon's Dusty Perch -- Eros: A Valentine's Day Encounter -- Chapter-5 -- Dusty Plains, Steep Hills and Rugged Lunar Mountains -- Magnificent Desolation -- On the Edge of the Lunar Highlands -- Words Can't Describe It -- Last Step from the Moon -- Shadow Play -- 'Gardening' on the Moon -- Lunar Highlands and Maria -- Earthrise over the Lunar Landscape -- Chapter-6 -- The Rocky Landscapes of Mars -- The Giant Volcanoes of Mars -- The Healing Scars of Mars -- Canyonlands -- Vast Dry Plains -- The Sand Dunes of Mars -- Dust-Devils Roam the Landscape -- Landscapes Sculpted by Wind -- Landscapes Sculpted by Water -- Chapter-7 -- The Volcanic Scenery of Venus and Io -- The Black, Rocky Plains of Venus -- Volcanoes on Venus -- Io Erupts -- Rare Craters on Venus -- Chapter-8 -- Frost, Ice and Snow -- Polar Caps -- Cold Winters -- Spring Releases the Icy Grip of Winter -- Ice Flows and Ice Floes -- Geysers on Enceladus -- Chapter-9 -- Cosmic Skyscapes -- Chapter-10 -- Representing Alien Landscapes -- The Concept of an Alien Landscape -- The Discovery of Landscape -- Painting Landscape -- Scenery -- God's-and the Human-Eye -- Appendix -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Bibliography
  • Index
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1 online resource (189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319152424
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
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Media type code
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