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Author Cattermole, Peter John.

Title Atlas of Venus / Peter Cattermole and Patrick Moore.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  523.42 CAT    AVAILABLE
Description 143 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 139) and index.
Contents Venus in the Solar System -- Venus through the telescope -- Venus before the Space Age -- Missions to Venus -- Mapping Venus -- The Magellan mission -- The Venusian plains -- I -- The Venusian plains -- II -- Impact craters on Venus -- The highland massifs -- The history of Venus -- Into the future -- Significant Venus data -- Summary of Venus spacecraft missions -- Phenomena of Venus, 1997-2005 -- Estimated rotation periods of Venus -- Names of Venusian features -- Reference map of Venus.
Summary Venus, closest planet to the Earth, is a torrid world of extremes, shrouded from direct view by dense clouds. Atlas of Venus shows all the fascinating detail discovered on the recent Magellan mission as well as data from earlier ones. Giving the historical background to our perception of the planet, the book clearly explains why Venus has been the goal of so many missions by both Russian and American Space programs. With the latest images from the Magellan mission, this colourful atlas shows the beautiful landscapes of Venus and its dynamic volcanism. Over 100 maps and illustrations show the dramatic beauty of this mysterious but very photogenic planet. Complete with detailed maps and a gazetteer of all landmarks this is the essential reference source for all professional and amateur astronomers and planetary scientists interested in our closest neighbour.
Subject Magellan (Spacecraft)
Magellan (Station orbitale)
Mission spatiale.
Vénus (planète) -- Atlas.
Venus (Planet) -- Atlases.
Venus (Planet) -- Maps.
Venus (Planet) -- Gazetteers.
Vénus (Planète) -- Atlas.
Genre/Form Atlases.
Remote-sensing images.
Remote-sensing maps.
Added Author Moore, Patrick.
ISBN 0521496527

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