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The Clementine atlas of the moon /
Ben Bussey, Paul D. Spudis.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2004.
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1 atlas (lii, 316 p.) : ill., maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0521815282 (hb)
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Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2004.
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0521815282 (hb)
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"The Clementine mission was launched in 1994 as a joint project between NASA and the US Department of Defense"--P. [i].
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2004-11-01:
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
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'... it will most certainly appeal ... to serious amateur astronomers with a keen interest in the Moon ... The Clementine Atlas of the Moon is undoubtedly the most authoritative source of lunar nomenclature currently available ... the atlas is an indispensable reference to lunar surface features (especially on the far side), the geology surrounding features and lunar nomenclature.' Astronomy & Space
'… it will most certainly appeal … to serious amateur astronomers with a keen interest in the Moon … undoubtedly the most authoritative source of lunar nomenclature currently available … the atlas is an indispensable reference to lunar surface features (especially on the far side), the geology surrounding features and lunar nomenclature.' Astronomy and Space
"...the Clementine Atlas has quickly become one of the lunar references that I use the most. It's the most convenient and accurate resource for identifying names features. It's also a great research tool." Sky & Telescope, Charles A. Wood
"This is the first atlas to show the entire lunar surface in uniform scale and format." Astronomical Society of the Pacific
'This splendid book is timely in view of the growing interest in stepping up exploration of the Moon, and will stand as a landmark publication in lunar studies. A 'must' for all those interested in the Earth's satellite.' Geological Magazine
"...an exceptionally useful volume...it is highly recommended to lunar scientists and advanced amateur astronomers." M.-K. Hemenay, University of Texas at Austin, Choice
'A substantial book, intended as a complete reference work for both professionals and the serious amateur. The text throughout is both accessible and non-technical ... Technically, the authors have achieved their aim of placing the entire Moon between two covers.' Journal of the British Astronomical Association
'Clementine Atlas has quickly become on of the lunar references that I use the most. It's the most convenient and accurate resource for identifying named features. It's also a great research tool ... Clementine Atlas reigns as the most comprehensive atlas of the entire Moon.' Sky & Telescope
'For students of the Moon, this is one of the best photographic lunar atlas reference books, because it covers almost the entire lunar surface (99%) ... Overall I highly recommend this book for all lunar observers of all expertise levels.' Robert A. Garfinkle, Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers
'The text throughout is both accessible and non-technical.'Journal of the British Astronomical Association
'This is a very comprehensive Atlas of the Moon ... an essential reference work for those who study and/or observe our near neighbour.' Spaceflight
'[The] Clementine Atlas has quickly become one of the lunar references that I use the most. It's the most convenient and accurate resource for identifying named features. It's also a great research tool … [The] Clementine Atlas reigns as the most comprehensive atlas of the entire Moon.' Charles A. Wood, Sky and Telescope
'[The] Clementine Atlas has quickly become one of the lunar references that I use the most. It's the most convenient and accurate resource for identifying named features. It's also a great research tool ... [The] Clementine Atlas reigns as the most comprehensive atlas of the entire Moon.' Charles A. Wood, Sky & Telescope
'... it will most certainly appeal also to serious amateur astronomers with a keen interest in the Moon ... The Clementine Atlas of the Moon is undoubtedly the most authoritative source of lunar nomenclature currently available ... the atlas is an indispensable reference to lunar surface features (especially on the far side), the geology surrounding features and lunar nomenclature.' Astronomy & Space
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Summaries
Main Description
The highly successful Clementine mission to the Moon in 1994 gave scientists their first global look at the Moon, and both the near and far side were mapped. This atlas is based on the data collected by the Clementine mission. It covers the entire Moon in 144 Lunar Aeronautical Charts (LACs), and represents the most complete lunar nomenclature database in existence, listing virtually all named craters and other features. This is the first atlas to show the entire lunar surface in uniform scale and format. A section of color plates shows lunar composition and physical properties.
Main Description
The highly successful Clementine mission to the Moon in 1994 gave scientists their first global look at the Moon, and both the near and far side were mapped. This atlas is based on the data collected by the Clementine mission. It covers the entire Moon in 144 Lunar Astronautical Charts (LACs), and represents the most complete lunar nomenclature database in existence, listing virtually all named craters and other features. This is the first atlas to show the entire lunar surface in uniform scale and format. A section of colour plates show lunar composition and physical properties, and the atlas also includes a brief history of lunar science and exploration. The Clementine Atlas of the Moon will appeal to both professional planetary and space scientists, and serious amateur astronomers.
Main Description
Unique atlas containing 144 charts covering the entire Moon; an indispensable reference for planetary and space scientists and astronomers.
Main Description
The highly successful Clementine mission gave scientists their first global look at the Moon. It collected a huge amount of data, and for the first time both the near and far side of the Moon were mapped. Based on the information gathered by this mission and the later Lunar Prospector mission, this unique atlas contains 144 lunar astronautical charts covering the entire Moon, and color plates showing the lunar composition and physical properties. Complemented by stunning lunar imagery, 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. The second consists of lunar maps showing the entire lunar surface in uniform scale and format. It includes one of the most complete lunar nomenclature databases, listing all named craters and other features, making this an indispensable reference for professional planetary and space scientists, and amateur astronomers.
Description for Bookstore
Based on data from the Clementine mission, this unique atlas contains 144 lunar astronautical charts covering the entire Moon. An indispensable reference for planetary and space scientists and astronomers, it contains one of the most complete lunar nomenclature databases, and color plates showing the lunar composition.
Description for Bookstore
Based on information from the Clementine mission and new data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, this revised and updated atlas is an indispensable reference for planetary and space scientists, astronomers and lunar enthusiasts. It features 144 Clementine and LROC-derived annotated shaded relief LAC charts covering the entire surface of the Moon.
Description for Bookstore
This atlas is based on data from the Clementine and other lunar missions. The first part contains stunning lunar imagery, complementing a text that describes the Moon, its origin, and geological evolution. The second part of the book consists of lunar maps produced from the digital Clementine data.
Main Description
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.

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