By Philip J. Stooke
Protecting the 1st 5 many years 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 data from diversified assets, that includes annotated maps, pictures, tables, and targeted descriptions of each Mars venture in chronological order, from the sunrise of the distance age to Mars convey. unique awareness is given to touchdown website 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 lined in a separate part. modern maps show our bettering wisdom of the planets floor throughout the latter half the 20th century. Written in non-technical language, this atlas is a distinct source for an individual drawn to planetary sciences, the heritage of house exploration, and cartography, whereas the certain bibliography and chart info are particularly precious for tutorial researchers and scholars.