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Venus revealed : a new look below the clouds of our mysterious twin planet

Author: David Harry Grinspoon
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub., 1998, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a detailed view of Earth's near neighbor based on data obtained from recent U.S. and Soviet missions and speculates on the planet's apparent lack of impact craters and plate tectonic activity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Harry Grinspoon
ISBN: 0201328399 9780201328394
OCLC Number: 43680145
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 355 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: * Venus Before the Telescope: Goddess at the Edge of Night * Venus Through the Telescope: Earths Twin * In the Time of Spacecraft: Descent into Hell? * Chance or Necessity?: Sizing Up the Planets * Long-Lost Sister: Magellan and the Rediscovery of Venus * Life on Venus: A Barren World?
Responsibility: David Harry Grinspoon.

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"Grinspoon clearly loves the subject of this exemplary work, the unfolding of our knowledge of 'Earth's Twin.' . . . His book is full of quirky facts, references to popular culture, clever smiles,  Read more...

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