The Thrill of Planetary Exploration as told by Leading Experts
Edited by S. Alan Stern
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Worlds Beyond by S. Alan Stern
Book DescriptionWith the development of space-travel, we have begun to explore worlds beyond Earth. Ten planetary scientists have come together to describe their favourite planet, what they have discovered, and what drives them to explore. Each tells a personal story, ranging across the breadth of the solar system - from hellish Mercury to the snows of Pluto; from telescopic to robotic exploration; from adventures in Antarctica to painting planetary landscapes; from the frustrations of failure to the joys of success. Worlds Beyond is the third in a series of extraordinary books bringing together leading space scientists to describe their work. Our Worlds was the first of its kind in revealing the inner motivations of planetary scientists. In Our Universe, leading astronomers and cosmologists explored the vastness of the Universe itself. Now with Worlds Beyond we return to our home - the solar system - to visit those fascinating new worlds beyond our own.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521520010
(247mm x 174mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author S. Alan Stern
Worlds Beyond, Hardback (May 2003)
Leading planetary scientists give personal accounts of their work, and their desire to understand and explore worlds beyond our own.
Our Worlds, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by S. Alan Stern
Written with passion and punch, eight distinguished researchers give a unique insight into planetary science, and describe the most enticing discoveries in their subject.
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Author Biography - S. Alan Stern
Alan Stern is director of the Space Studies Department of the Southwest Research Institute, and Principal Investigator of NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission, New Horizons.
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