The Grand Tour: A Traveler's Guide to the Solar System

Hurricanes so enormous that the earth itself could be lost in one a volcano larger than the state of Missouri and higher than Everest a planet with a billion moons a planet that rotates on its side worlds made of solid ice a world where it rains gasoline These are not inventions of fantasy or science fiction, but are places that really exist in our own solar system.NHurricanes so enormous that the earth itself could be lost in one a volcano larger than the state of Missouri and higher than Everest a planet with a billion moons a planet that rotates on its side worlds made of solid ice a world where it rains gasoline These are not inventions of fantasy or science fiction, but are places that really exist in our own solar system.Now with 190,000 copies in print, here is a spectacular Grand Tour of the solar system featuring a unique blend of science and art photographs along with dazzling full color paintings, drawings, and maps based on years of astronomer William Hartmann s research, personal observation, and interviews with colleagues In text and diagrams, too, The Grand Tour explains how the strange and uncanny worlds on the journeys came to be, and what it would be like to actually set foot upon them today The book includes an atlas of the planets and their satellites, and of the Earth s moon Complete with a selection of previously unpublished photographs taken by the Apollo astronauts, and by the Mariner, Viking, and Pioneer planetary probes, The Grand Tour is unique and breathtaking, majestic and eerie, and wonderful, taking the reader to , and to the beyond Selection of the Book of the Month Club, Quality Paperback Book Club, and Newbridge Book Club.
The Grand Tour A Traveler s Guide to the Solar System Hurricanes so enormous that the earth itself could be lost in one a volcano larger than the state of Missouri and higher than Everest a planet with a billion moons a planet that rotates on its side wo

  • Title: The Grand Tour: A Traveler's Guide to the Solar System
  • Author: Ron Miller William K. Hartmann
  • ISBN: 9781563050312
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. The book The Grand Tour written by Ron Miller is an interesting guide to the solar system. This book explains what is circling the sun as observers studied information about Saturn and its rings. One important fact is that Saturn’s rings are tipped to earth’s position, and as Saturn orbits around the sun we see them from different angles. These rings have a separation between them, which are caused by gravitational effects; they are composed of many chunks of ice. This book goes through each [...]

    2. Embark on a journey through the solar system, discover worlds of ice, of erupting volcanoes, of swirling acid clouds, Astronomer William Hartmann’s years of research, personal observation, and interviews with colleagues combine with science, art-photography, paintings, drawings, and maps to give readers a spectacular look at our amazing solar system.Discover the strange and the uncanny, learn how planets came to be, explore what it would be like to set foot on them today. It’s a not-to-be-mi [...]

    3. I picked this up on super sale at Borders and boy, am I ever glad that I did! I am fascinated with astronomy and have difficulty finding materials that aren't too easy/childish or too difficult (geared for the professional). This strikes a wonderful balance for the intelligent, interested adult. It goes through the different objects in our solar system by order of size, and the illustrations and photographs are worth the price alone.

    4. This book contains up-to-date pictures of planets, moon, asteroids, satellites, etc. taken from Hubble and flybys of other crafts. It covers every conceivable aspect of everything in our solar system in terms that almost anyone can understand, from mass and composition to volcanism and oorts. An astonishing and eye-opening book.

    5. I loved this first edition when it first came out. I'd like to see one of the later editions. So much more has been learnt over the last 35 years.

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