Saturday, December 27, 2008

Great Space Book

My sister did the impossible this year: she gave me a space book that I had wanted but didn't yet own. Spacecam by Terry Hope (subtitle "Photographing the final frontier from Apollo to Hubble") is something of a sampler, with "looking out" chapters on man in space (Moon and Earth orbit), the planets, and beyond the solar system (mainly Hubble images), and three "looking back" chapters with wonderful Earth imagery (geography, weather & climate, dramatic incidents). The 300 mostly large color photos are well chosen and printed with high quality. The captions are useful and mostly accurate (though I noticed a few errors).

Thanks, Sis!

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