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The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration

By: Philip J Stooke

464 pages, 385 half tones

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Dec 2007 | #172134 | ISBN-13: 9780521819305
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NHBS Price: £155.00 $197/€185 approx

About this book

Bringing together a wealth of information from many sources, including some material never before published, this atlas is a comprehensive reference on lunar exploration. It tells the story of every spacecraft mission to the Moon since the dawn of the space age, illustrating each account with a unique combination of maps and annotated photographs. Many of the illustrations were created especially for this atlas, including panoramic photographs from every lunar mission. The missions are listed in chronological order, providing readers with an easy to follow history of lunar missions. Special attention has been given to describing the processes involved in choosing landing sites for Apollo and its precursors. The atlas also includes missions that were planned but never flown, before looking ahead to future missions as the world's space agencies prepare for a new phase of lunar exploration.


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