March 2006 book reviews
Discover this month's offerings of astronomy titles.
The Grand Tour: A Traveler's Guide to the Solar System
Ron Miller and William K. Hartmann, 296 pages; Workman Publishing Company, 2005; softcover, $19.95
In the last half century, robotic exploration has revolutionized our understanding of the solar system. Sailing through our solar neighborhood, unmanned spacecraft continually beam back pictures of magnificent new worlds. Yet Grand Tour goes beyond their two-dimensional photographic records and offers a uniquely human touch to this voyage of discovery through the minds and eyes of two prominent space artists.