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by GILES SPARROW

  • Author: GILES SPARROW
  • ISBN: 1905204264
  • ISBN13: 978-1905204267
  • ePub: 1331 kb | FB2: 1120 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Astronomy & Space Science
  • Publisher: Quercus (October 10, 2009)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 647
  • Format: lrf lit txt doc
The Planets: A Journey Through the Solar System ePub download

Moving out from the Sun, every planet and moon is visited in a journey that takes us a full light year into space, out to the fringes of the solar system where the Sun is no longer the brightest star in the sky.

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For millennia the planets have fascinated mankind. But only in the last. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. An old proverb that has proven its correctness once again in this illustrated Journey through the solar system "THE PLANETS". Pick an interesting topic such as the planets, provide the most astounding images and present in an elegant layout and you have a masterpiece for everyone to enjoy.

Giles Sparrow is the author of numerus books on space, including Cosmos, The Solar System, The Traveler's Guide to the Solar System, and The Universe and How to See It. Informazioni bibliografiche. The Planets: A Journey Through the Solar System.

Shop our inventory for The Planets: A Journey Through the Solar . Within the last 40 years, the contents of our solar system have been slowly revealed by a fleet of satellites and interplanetary probes, from Cassini to the Hubble Space Telescope to the recent Mars Exploration Rovers.

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For millennia the planets have fascinated mankind. But only in the last 40 years have those wandering points of light in the night sky been revealed in all their glory, unmasked by a fleet of satellites and interplanetary probes. And the closer we look, the more wonderful they are. "The Planets" follows the tracks of robotic rovers over Mars, plunges through Titan's atmosphere on the back of the Hugyens probe, smashes into a comet with Deep Impact, and discovers the frozen planets that lurk at the edge of our solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune
Mora
An old proverb that has proven its correctness once again in this illustrated Journey through the solar system "THE PLANETS". Pick an interesting topic such as the planets, provide the most astounding images and present in an elegant layout and you have a masterpiece for everyone to enjoy. The stunning pictures in the book with a little commentary before each object and footnotes make this an item to be presented in a museum. That aside, the book is a must for everyone; yes even those who have no inkling interest in the solar system and the planets; will even enjoy the beauty of our celestial neighbours.
In this book, you embark on a remarkable journey probing the Sun with images that reveal the most spectacular details through different lenses and wavelengths. Visit Mercury the obscure planet; unveil the shroud of Venus to see a truly alien and mysterious world. Earth, our home gets its fair share of images that best illustrate its uniqueness and special place in the cosmos. Take a Giant Step to the Moon and see the magnificent desolation, even Neil Armstrong's foot step has a picture that illustrates Mankind's dreams and accomplishments. Continue on your trek to the "Red Planet - Mars" and see geological features that are familiar yet alien. Navigate to the Asteroid belt and beyond to the outer planets; see Jupiter and its moons, Saturn with its magical rings and Moons. Take a peek at the wonders of Uranus and Neptune and finally end your journey with a few strange "Ice Worlds" and Comets including our beloved Pluto.

Do not buy this book to place it on the shelf, buy this book to read it, enjoy it and share it! It can be a wonderful gift to the young minds to inspire their imagination, or for those who are so busy with life chores that have forgotten that there is beauty and magnificence all around. There are books with a more information, some are dedicated to each planet or moon, but this is "Superb; a Picture Truly Says a Thousand Words!"
Celore
Giles Sparrow's "The Planets: A Journey Through the Solar System" was quite a surprise. I have many books on our Solar System [even "The Pith of Astronomy" pub. 1896), and also including numerous modern 'coffee-table' tomes published mainly for the photographs; Sparrow's "Planets", of the latter type, has by far the most complete set of beautifully reproduced Solar System photographs, bleed-printed large on virtually every page. To me, this is what makes this book so desirable.

The book assumes a fundamental understanding of the layout of the Solar System containing few didactic diagrams of relative sizes, distances and such workbook drawings. [For this, I recommend Paul's "The Solar System", not an astronomy text, but an oversize hardbound book with such diagrams and explanations and a number of very good photographs and drawings.]

But if you are familiar with basic astronomy and wish a complete book of Solar System photographs, planets and moons alike, Sparrow's book is by far the best available today.
Rayli
Giles Sparrow supplements his incredible book, "The Cosmos" with this beautiful smaller book, "The Planets" which focuses on our solar system. If you've read the Cosmos, expect the same type of high quality images of the planets, their moons, the sun, and asteroids. I love what this author has published, and I wish there were more books like this and "the Cosmos." Well worth the small price on Amazon.

So just to clarify, this book is slightly oversize, but not nearly as big as The Cosmos, if you've see that. It's about the same height and width as "The Universe," a book which has several contributing authors, but not as many pages (~225). If you're an avid sky viewer or just a beginner to space (like I was), you don't have to be on a particular level to enjoy this book -- it's very engaging.
Gom
The book contains hundreds of beautiful photos, the quality of the paper and the print are very high. It contains for each planet a brief description of its features and the history of its exploration. Overall it is a very nice book for a person that is not into astronomy but is curious and wants to approach it to learn something more. It is a perfect gift for a smart boy. I am not a boy anymore but found it full of informations. Considering that I only studied this subject in high school I discovered a lot more reading it and was amazed to discover how far space science has gone these years.

I would say that it might be a first step for a person that wants to approach the exploration of our solar system and later buy more publications on the subject.

My only criticism goes to the excessive attention given to asteroids, comets, satellites. I would have preferred more pages dedicated to the main planets, particularly the 4 big gaseous ones.
Mmsa
I looked through this while waiting for an appoinment. I am so glad that they kept me waiting so that I could finish this book. The images of the planets of our solar system in this book are among the most stunning I have ever seen. Each image is accompanied by a brief description on the bottom that does not intrude into the photography. Satisfies both of my interests of astronomy and photography. Now I am waiting for my own copy!
Quashant
The Planets: A Journey Through the Solar System is a beautiful book with images of the planets etc. I only wished that there was more information about the planets and the other images but other then that it's a really good educational book.
playboy
Item is exactly as described.
Read this in conjunction with Dava Sobel's Planets, in hopes that I would learn something about a very mystifying subject (astronomy) to me. Although I am still mystified about all the bodies up in the sky, I found this book, along with Planets, to be helpful, especially about putting some order to the planets.
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