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Released: 2012-10-01

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Planetfall: New Solar System Visions by Michael Benson


Thanks to the photographic output of a small squadron of interplanetary spacecraft, we have awakened to the beauty and splendor of the solar system. Since Michael Benson’s masterful book Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes, new, more powerful cameras in probes with greatly improved maneuverability have traversed the wheeling satellites of Jupiter; roamed the boulder-strewn red deserts of Mars; studied Saturn’s immaculate rings; and shown us our own ravishing Earth, a blue-white orb with a disturbingly thin atmosphere, as it plunges deeper into ecological crisis. These new images are the subject of Benson’s Planetfall, a truly revelatory book that uses its large page size to reproduce the greatest achievements in contemporary planetary photography as never before.

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“This is the way I like to tour the solar system. Find a chair. Sit. Turn some pages. Gaze. Wonder.” —

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Book Details

Author: Michael Benson Publisher: Harry N. Abrams Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 204

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