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Beyond

Author : Michael Benson
ISBN : 0810982536
Genre : Science
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"These images are a spectacular reaffirmation that we are privileged to live in the greatest age of exploration the world has ever known."-From Arthur C. Clarke's foreword Since the 1960s the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been sending unmanned satellites to explore the planets, moons, and sun. These probes have amassed a stunning visual record of other worlds, revealing not one but scores of new frontiers, from rust-red Mars to the ethereal rings of Saturn. Author Michael Benson has spent years compiling and digitally processing the best of these images. In Beyond this "deskbound cosmic pilgrim" (Atlantic Monthly) has pulled together the most spectacular of them into one volume that presents these photographs for the first time as art. The resulting book consists of two parts: the first is a spectacular visual tour of the solar system, with views every bit as compelling as the work of the great landscape photographers on earth; the second is a series of beautifully written essays that explain the story behind these photographs: the history of the probes' journeys, how they work, and why they were built. This book shows us how modern science has revealed the astonishing beauty and mystery of the solar system and its awe-inspiring worlds far beyond any places human beings have ever directly observed.
Category: Science

Planetfall

Author : Michael Benson
ISBN : 9781613123959
Genre : Science
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DIVThanks to the photographic output of a small squadron of interplanetary spacecraft, we have awakened to the beauty and splendor of the solar system. Since Michael Benson’s masterful book Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes, new, more powerful cameras in probes with greatly improved maneuverability have traversed the wheeling satellites of Jupiter; roamed the boulder-strewn red deserts of Mars; studied Saturn’s immaculate rings; and shown us our own ravishing Earth, a blue-white orb with a disturbingly thin atmosphere, as it plunges deeper into ecological crisis. These new images are the subject of Benson’s Planetfall, a truly revelatory book that uses its large page size to reproduce the greatest achievements in contemporary planetary photography as never before. Praise for Planetfall: “All retrospectives, art and otherwise, should shock us awake the way this one does . . . Planetfall is a book of science through and through, but it also deepens our sense of the miracle and the mystery of the universe, of our eye-blink lives.” —The New York Times “This is the way I like to tour the solar system. Find a chair. Sit. Turn some pages. Gaze. Wonder.” —NPR.com “Beautiful interplanetary images.” —MSNBC.com “Beautiful visions of what’s out there.” —The Huffington Post “To encounter a Benson landscape is to be in awe of not only how he sees the universe, but also the ways in which he composes the never-ending celestial ballet.” —Time.com /div
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Far Out

Author : Michael Benson
ISBN : 0810949482
Genre : Science
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Presents a collection of photographs depicting various sections of our solar system as well as of distant galaxies beyond the Milky Way taken by observatories around the world.
Category: Science

Our Planetary System

Author : Richard Hantula
ISBN : 0836839692
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents a history of the sun and the nine planets, and discusses satellites and asteroids.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Remembering The Space Age

Author : United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ISBN : MINN:30000008971339
Genre : Business & Economics
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From the Publisher: Proceedings of October 2007 conference, sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch in October 1957 and the dawn of the space age.
Category: Business & Economics

Remembering The Space Age Proceedings Of The 50th Anniversary Conference

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ISBN : 0160867118
Genre : Business & Economics
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Proceedings of October 2007 conference, sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch in October 1957 and the dawn of the space age.
Category: Business & Economics

Lunar And Planetary Rovers

Author : Anthony Young
ISBN : 9780387685472
Genre : Science
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This book fills a need for a complete history of the Lunar Roving Vehicle used on Apollo 15, 16 and 17, drawing on many photographs never before published. It also tells the story of the robotic rovers used on Mars, and concludes with a description of the new designs of rovers planned for The New Vision for Exploration now underway at NASA. The book provides extensive quotes from the astronauts who drove the LRV on the Moon from interviews conducted especially for the book. It also details new material from interviews of engineers and managers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory covering the robotic rovers, Sojourner, Sprit and Opportunity.
Category: Science

Space Probes

Author : Robin Kerrod
ISBN : 0836857089
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Chronicles unmanned efforts at exploring the solar system and deep space, including the comet-exploring probe Giotto and the Hubble Space Telescope.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Book Review Index 2004 Cumulation

Author : Dana Ferguson
ISBN : 0787666890
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
Category: Literary Criticism

Beyond Vision

Author : Jon Darius
ISBN : UOM:39015027240467
Genre : Social Science
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Gathers scientific photos of planets, quasars, light, atoms, subatomic particles, human anatomy, animals, and the weather, and explains what each photograph portrays
Category: Social Science

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015058394100
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

American Photo

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ISBN : UOM:39015047294627
Genre : Photography
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Category: Photography

Choice

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017683878
Genre : Academic libraries
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Category: Academic libraries

New Scientist

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ISBN : NWU:35558005011859
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The Real Story

Author : Sarah Statz Cords
ISBN : UOM:39015063333051
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Air Space Smithsonian

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105115205580
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Sun Earth And Sky

Author : Kenneth R. Lang
ISBN : UOM:49015002509777
Genre : Science
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Written in a light and friendly style, this lavishly illustrated book introduces the Sun and its physics, and describes all aspects of the Sun 's interaction with us on Earth. The second edition of this book updates the popular text by providing comprehensive accounts of the most recent discoveries made by five modern solar spacecraft during the past decade. It contains a number of images never before seen in print. Breakthrough observations with the underground Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are also included. The new edition further provides modern interpretations of ozone depletion and global warming.
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