"The book is compact in size, its layout is crisp and stylish and the quality is exceptional. This is a book for anyone with an interest in space to drool over." BBC Sky At Night Magazine "You might have seen some of these photos elsewhere but to have them all together under one cover less so. Be in awe. We are surrounded by the most unique places we are least likely to visit in our own lifetimes." SFcrowsnest "The book is compact in size, its layout is crisp and stylish and the quality is exceptional. This is a book for anyone with an interest in space to drool over" Books Monthly review "Zooming out from deep time to deep space, The Planets by writer Nirmala Nataraj mines the NASA archives for a thrill-a-minute tour of our cosmic neighbourhood. It's a handsome array, from the flow of dunes in Mars's Nili Patera caldera, caught by the HIRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter, to an opulently hued backlit view of Saturn captured by Cassini's wide-angle camera." Nature.com --Este texto se refiere a la edición hardcover.. Nirmala Nataraj is a New York-based writer and editor with a background in science writing-particularly cosmology, ecology, and molecular biology-and a focus on the visual and performing arts. She is the author of Earth + Space. Bill Nye the Science Guy is a science educator, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer. He is the CEO of the Planetary Society, an organisation that sponsors and supports space technologies and advocates for space learning and space exploration. Nye is the host of Bill Nye Saves the World, a talk show that will premiere on Netflix in Spring 2017. NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration), established in 1958, is the U.S. government's agency of scientific research, technological development, and exploration in space. NASA is responsible for unique scientific and technological achievements in human space flight, aeronautics, and space science that have had widespread impacts on the world. --Este texto se refiere a la edición hardcover.. This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.
Explore the planets from your armchair! For anyone who looks up at the night sky and wonders what it's like out there, this is an amazing book. I had no idea we had this much detailed knowledge about the planets. There's no heavy text, just wonderful pictures so if you are a visual person, this is for you.
Great quality print book A great high quality print book fantastic for a present. Beautiful photographs of the planets and others including the lastest images of pluto.
I'd have paid £50! Excellent quality book with beautiful photographs. The size of the book is worth double the price. I bought this book for someone who loves space but isn't a confident reader, so I don't mind that the text descriptions are minimal because the pictures are fantastic.
Stunningly Beautiful Images I've brought this book as a Christmas Gift, Although the recipient won't be receiving it until Dec 25th. I'm sure they'll be delighted with it. Personally, I'm not really into Astronomy and Space etc. But even I found myself enjoying every page whilst I was supposed to be wrapping the gift.
Fab, up-to-date photos Got this as a present for my mate, who likes space, and was well received. The book has great up-to-date photos of the solar system's planets. A must for space-lovers.
Stunning book but is it really new? This is a stunning book, beautiful pictures, really enjoying it however I don’t think it’s new as there are fingerprints all over and the front cover is slightly bent/warn out
Lovely compilation of pictures of our solar system. Wonderful book filled with over 200 good quality photographs of the solar system. Informative with facts accompanying the pictures.
The mind boggles What a beautiful book of interesting pictures. The mind boggles.
Five Stars This was a present & was very greatly appreciated!
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