Gregory L. Vogt "Landscapes of Mars - A Visual Tour"
Published by Springer | Publication date : September 2008 | ISBN: 0387754679 | djvu | 140 pages | English | 13.4 MB
Mars: A Visual Journey Across and Alien Landscape is essentially a picture book that provides a visual tour of Mars. All the major regions and topographical features will be shown and supplemented with chapter introductions and extended captions.
The introduction includes a general description of Mars (Orbit, size, gravity, etc.), moons, seasons and will feature images of the full disk of the planet. The second chapter will deal with the history of Mars: Mars in the imagination, early telescopic observations and robotic explorers to the planet. Other topics covered are Martian uplands on the order of the elevation of Mt. Everest, Giant volcanoes and a rift system, the Grand Canyon of Mars, craters and the absence of craters over large regions (erosion), and wind shadows around craters, sand dunes, and dust devils.
The book concludes with the search for water (braided channels, seepage, sedimentary layering, etc.) as well as discussions on the Viking mission search for life, Mars meteorite fossil bacteria controversy, and planetary protection in future missions. Also at the end of the book is an exciting gallery of the best 3D images of Mars making the book a perfect tool for understanding Mars and its place in the solar system.