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By Philip J. Stooke

Protecting the 1st 5 a long time of the exploration of Mars, this atlas is the main particular visible reference to be had. It brings jointly, for the 1st time, a wealth of knowledge from various resources, that includes annotated maps, images, tables, and certain descriptions of each Mars challenge in chronological order, from the sunrise of the distance age to Mars convey. unique consciousness is given to touchdown web site choice, together with connection with a few missions that have been deliberate yet by no means flew. Phobos and Deimos, the tiny moons of Mars, are coated in a separate part. modern maps exhibit our enhancing wisdom of the planet's floor in the course of the latter 1/2 the 20th century. Written in non-technical language, this atlas is a different source for someone attracted to planetary sciences, the heritage of house exploration, and cartography, whereas the designated bibliography and chart facts are in particular priceless for educational researchers and scholars.

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