Patrick Moore has taken readers to Mars and the Moon--and now, this world-famous astronomer leads a guided tour of Venus, where the atmospheric pressure is 92 times that of Earth, temperatures are scorching, and the atmosphere bubbles with toxic clouds.
Orbiting spacecraft with radar imaging systems have turned up new, intriguing, and even disturbing information about our nearest neighbor: a gallery of photos from recent flybys--plus telescope and spectroscope images and computer-generated illustrations--provide these latest views of Venus.
Your visual adventure will take you through vast plains, soaring peaks, deep craters, and great lava flows, many times more dramatic than their earthly counterparts. Looking up at the bright "morning star" will never be the same.
About the Author
Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS, Britain's best known astronomer, has over 50 years attracted and held a vast audience through his books and television appearances. He has presented every edition of The Sky at Night since it was first broadcast in April 1957, a world record for television, and to universal acclaim won a Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to television at the 2001 BAFTA Awards, presented to him by the astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Royal Astronomical Society, was awarded the CBE in 1988 and his knighthood in 2000. An enthusiastic communicator, he has done more to popularise the study of astronomy than any other writer of his or subsequent generations.
Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 1st August 2005
Dimensions (cm): 23.495 x 15.570 x 1.524
Weight (kg): 0.491