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The International Atlas of Mars Exploration (2-Volume Set)

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Features annotated maps, photographs, tables and detailed descriptions, covering every Mars mission in chronological order
Includes rare and never before published data and information on historical and modern Mars exploration
Hundreds of illustrations, most newly created for these volumes, show Mars exploration in a systematic manner never attempted before
An accessible guide to both the scientific development and historical background of Mars exploration

Series: The International Atlas of Mars Exploration

By: Philip J Stooke (Author), Matt Golombek (Foreword By), Andrew Chaikin (Foreword By)

740 pages, 164 b/w illustrations, 260 maps, 142 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Apr 2016 | #225828 | ISBN-13: 9781107120334
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About this book

An essential reference source on Mars exploration from space, blending scientific and historical data with detailed and unique illustrations. This two-volume set charts the chronological history of Mars exploration through missions from the dawn of the Space Age to the end of the Curiosity mission in 2014. It includes information on missions that were planned and never flew, as well as unsuccessful missions. The International Atlas of Mars Exploration is accessible to space enthusiasts, but the bibliography and meticulous detail make it a particularly valuable reference for academic researchers and students working in planetary science and planetary mapping, and in the history of space exploration.


Contents

Volume 1: Missions and events – chronological list
Foreword Matt Golombek
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Chronological sequence of missions and events
2. Phobos and Deimos
3. Mars mission data
Bibliography
Index

Volume 2: Missions and events – chronological list
Foreword Andy Chaikin
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Chronological sequence of missions and events
2. Phobos and Deimos
3. Updates to Volume 1
Tables
Bibliography
Index


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Biography

Philip J. Stooke is a cartographer and imaging expert at the University of Western Ontario, whose interest in mapping the Moon and planets began during the Apollo missions. He has developed novel methods for mapping asteroids and many of his asteroid maps are now accessible from NASA's Planetary Data System. He has studied spacecraft locations on the Moon and Mars, notably locating Viking 2 on Mars. He is the author of many papers and articles on planetary mapping, planetary geology, and the history of cartography and planetary science. His book The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. This was followed by The International Atlas of Mars Exploration: The First Five Decades published by Cambridge University Press in 2012, which was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association in 2013.

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