Seekers of knowledge in a cosmic neighborhood

April 26, 2007

In an overview of "where we stand today," Peter Bond describes the remarkable achievements of the astronomers, space scientists, and engineers who have made it possible to unravel the mysteries of the distant worlds that make up our Solar System. A clearly written and compelling account of the Space Age, Distant Worlds includes:Organized into twelve chapters that provide in-depth accounts of the individual planets, our Moon, and the asteroids and comets, Bond shows how the great enterprise of planetary exploration can justifiably be regarded as one of the great triumphs of human civilization.

Peter Bond is an award-winning author and lifelong space enthusiast. He obtained an honors degree in geography from London University, began a teaching career, and published his first book in 1987. Since then he has worked as a space journalist, contributing to magazines and newspapers. He appears regularly on TV and radio to comment on the latest space discoveries and events. In addition to writing eight books, he is a consultant/writer for the European Space Agency.
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Peter Bond
Distant Worlds
Milestones in Planetary Exploration
2007. X, 326 pp.
Hardcover. EUR 26.95, £ 19.50, sFr 44.50, $ 32.50
ISBN 978-0-387-40212-3

Springer

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