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- DescriptionDescribes the unmanned space missions that have opened windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it.
- Author BiographyChris Impey is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona. His books include The Living Cosmos, How It Ends, and How It Began. Holly Henry is professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino. She is the author of Virginia Woolf and the Discourse of Science: The Aesthetics of Astronomy.
- PrizesWinner of Eugene E. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature, American Astronautical Society 2013.
- Author(s)Chris Impey,Holly Henry
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication08/09/2013
- GenrePopular Science
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note24 color illus. 41 halftones. 13 line illus.
- Weight907 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
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