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The Grand Tour By William K Mill Hartmann

The Grand Tour by William K Mill Hartmann

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Summary

Takes readers on an imaginative trip through every corner of the Solar System. Drawing on discoveries made by Voyager I and II, Magellan, Galileo, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Mars Global Surveyor Mission and other space initiatives, this work combines art and science. It has paintings that give an unprecedented view of astronomical phenomena.

The Grand Tour Summary

The Grand Tour by William K Mill Hartmann

Anyone with a little extra cash and a plane ticket can take a grand tour of Europe. But a tour of the Solar System? Now that's an experience deserving the word grand. Introducing the new edition of the book praised as "spectacular" by "The Times". The colourful and imaginative paintings steal the show page after page. "The Grand Tour", an astronomy classic, takes readers on an imaginative trip through every corner of the Solar System, in much the same way as Cook once took travellers on a grand tour of the Continent. Completely updated and revised and drawing on discoveries made by Voyager I and II, Magellan, Galileo, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Mars Global Surveyor Mission and other space initiatives, "The Grand Tour" is a dazzling journey that combines lush art and up to the minute science. 100 new paintings give travellers an unprecedented view of phenomena such as Saturn's rings from Saturn itself. It includes the rusty red dune fields of Mars; the rugged surface of Mercury, saturated with impact craters; and the Kuiper Belt of planetesimals, the largest of which is Pluto - now considered a half-planet. From the vast reaches of Jupiter to tiny frozen Rhea, like a snowball orbiting around Saturn, it is a journey of astonishing proportions.

Additional information

GOR002044920
9780761135470
0761135472
The Grand Tour by William K Mill Hartmann
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Workman Publishing
2005-10-01
304
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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