One way to capture a fraction of the glorious moments that occur when you rise above the Earth is with a camera. Chosen by Robert Brown for their aesthetic and educational value, these gorgeous pictures of Planet Earth will both astound and enchant.
Endeavour astronaut Jay Apt captured on camera many of the glorious moments of his space flights. This collection has been put together by Robert Brown with a commentary to give an insight into the experience of spaceflight. 'I have been into space twice so far. In my opinion, there is no better way to share the experience of spaceflight than by pouring over photographs. The US Space Shuttle has, by far, the best expanse of windows of any spacecraft yet built. In fact, the view from inside is not very different from the view I recall from being outside on two spacewalks. What you will see in these pictures is what you would have seen out the windows had you traveled with us.' Jay Apt, astronaut. Chosen for their aesthetic and educational value, these gorgeous pictures of Planet Earth, as seen from space, will both astound and enchant. Showing the Earth in all her beauty, this collection of photographs should be treasured for years to come.
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'The book succeeds admirably in letting us view the Earth as a living map, in experiencing the forces of the weather and in recognising natural and man-made changes. And we can share the crew's experiences through their choice of photographs.' Carole Stott, New Scientist 'This representative collection of photographs from Space Shuttle Mission STS-47 captures some of those glorious moments of flights in space.' Irish Astronomical Journal
Table of Contents
Introduction; The crew of STS-47; The launch of STS-47; Cameras on the flight deck; Mt. St Helens & Mt. Adams; Mount St Helens; California Central Valley; San Francisco & Monterey Bay; Mono Lake, California; Irrigation in California; Los Angeles; The Grand Canyon; Great Salt Lake; White Sands, New Mexico; Galveston Bay; Sun glint on New England; Kennedy Space Center; The Caribbean; Western Wall of the Gulf Stream; Hurricane Bonnie; Italy and the Adriatic; Southern Turkey and Cyprus; Mourdi Depression; The Levant; The Dead Sea; Oil fire residue in Kuwait; Irrigation in Saudi Arabia; Zagros Mts. & Strait of Hormuz; The Aral Sea; Amu Darya river irrigation; Aral Sea dust storm; Lake Balkhash; Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan; The roof of the world; Lake Baikal; Turfan Depression; Tokyo Bay; Aurora Australis; Aurora Australis and dawn; Sunrise with volcanic dust; Sunrise; Obtaining NASA Space Shuttle photographs.
Endeavour Views the Earth by Robert A. Brown
Robert A. Brown
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Cambridge University Press
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