Higher Than Everest: An Adventurers Guide to the Solar System Paul W. Hodge

ISBN: 9780521651332

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256 pages


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Higher Than Everest: An Adventurers Guide to the Solar System  by  Paul W. Hodge

Higher Than Everest: An Adventurers Guide to the Solar System by Paul W. Hodge
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Tired of exploring planet Earth? Have you ever imagined what it would be like to explore the Moon? Ever wonder about the topography of Mars? In this unique guidebook all of your extraterrestrial wanderlust can be fulfilled as Paul Hodge takes you onMoreTired of exploring planet Earth?

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to explore the Moon? Ever wonder about the topography of Mars? In this unique guidebook all of your extraterrestrial wanderlust can be fulfilled as Paul Hodge takes you on a virtual tour of the most spectacular sites in the Solar System. Hodge includes the latest information about the Solar System into his vivid descriptions of imaginary, challenging expeditions.

Imagine: Descending into a fabulous canyon on Mars, one that dwarfs the Earths Grand Canyon- Trekking up Venus precipitous and scorching Mt. Maxwell- Journeying through the snows of Saturns rings and the incredibly high, icy cliff of Miranda, the moon closest to Uranus. A compelling, extensively illustrated introduction to such otherworldly environments, Higher than Everest makes you believe that someday these adventures may actually take place.

Paul Hodge is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington, Seattle, and Editor-in-Chief of the Astronomical Journal. Higher than Everest is based on a popular undergraduate course on the planets that he has taught for many years. Hodges research has spanned from interplanetary dust to the extragalactic distance scale and currently includes star-formation and galactic evolution, using the Hubble Space Telescope to investigate nearby galaxies. He has written several books, most recently Meteorite Craters and Impact Structures of the Earth (Cambridge 1994).



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