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The Clementine atlas of the moon / Ben Bussey, Paul D. Spudis.

By: Bussey, Ben.
Contributor(s): Spudis, Paul D [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelMapPublisher: Cambridge, England ; New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Edition: Revised and updated edition.Description: 1 atlas (lx, 317 pages) : illustrations, maps (some colour) ; 28 cm.Content type: cartographic image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780521141017; 052114101X.Subject(s): Clementine Mission (U.S.) | Moon -- Maps | MoonDDC classification: 523.30223
Contents:
Part I. The moon -- Part II. The Clementine lunar atlas.
Summary: Unique atlas with 144 maps covering the entire Moon. Indispensable reference for planetary and space scientists, lunar enthusiasts and astronomers.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The highly successful Clementine mission gave scientists their first global look at the Moon. Based on information gathered from this mission combined with data from recent missions, this unique atlas contains 144 maps covering the entire lunar surface, along with colour plates showing the Moon's composition and physical properties. The first part of the atlas describes the origin and geological evolution of the Moon and gives a brief history of lunar science and exploration, while the second features double-page spreads consisting of Clementine images paired with newly created shaded-relief maps generated from LROC topography data. This edition has been fully revised and extended to cover the armada of new missions that have launched since 2004. With one of the most complete and up-to-date lunar nomenclature databases, this is an indispensable reference for professional planetary and space scientists, amateur astronomers, and lunar enthusiasts.

Originally published: 2004.

Part I. The moon -- Part II. The Clementine lunar atlas.

Unique atlas with 144 maps covering the entire Moon. Indispensable reference for planetary and space scientists, lunar enthusiasts and astronomers.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • Part I The Moon
  • Part II The Clementine Lunar Atlas
  • Gazetteer
  • Index

Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

Bussey (senior staff scientist, Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory) and Spudis (deputy leader, Clementine science team) have used the results of remote sensing of the moon to produce an exceptionally useful volume. The entire moon, mapped with data from Clementine's 1994 mission, is displayed in 144 sections through Lunar Aeronautical Charts (LAC) using the most complete database of lunar nomenclature available. The facing page for each chart is a photo-mosaic from Clementine 750 nanometer data. The index of lunar features includes location (lunar latitude/longitude), diameter, and LAC number. Imaging the moon in many wavelengths allowed scientists to examine the moon's physical and chemical properties, such as distributions of iron and titanium, which are illustrated in a series of eight color plates. The book includes background information on the moon, a history of lunar exploration (e.g., Luna, Ranger, Surveyor, Lunar Orbiter, Zond, Apollo), and details on the Clementine mission. As the first lunar atlas to show the entire moon in uniform scale (2 degrees of latitude = 60 km) and format, it is highly recommended to lunar scientists and advanced amateur astronomers. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. M.-K. Hemenway University of Texas at Austin