BN.com Gift Guide

Cassini at Saturn: Huygens Results / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $13.75
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 69%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $13.75   
  • New (7) from $28.11   
  • Used (5) from $13.75   

Overview

*Brings the story of the Cassini-Huygens mission and their joint exploration of the Saturnian system right up to date.

*Combines a review of previous knowledge of Saturn, its rings and moons, including Titan, with new spacecraft results in one handy volume.

*Provides the latest and most spectacular images, which will never have appeared before in book form.

*Gives a context to enable the reader to more easily appreciate the stream of discoveries that will be made by the Cassini-Huygens mission.

*Tells the exciting story of the Huygens spacecraft’s journey to the surface of Titan.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

From the reviews:

"Noted space historian Harland has updated his book, Mission to Saturn … writing a fascinating, detailed, and well-developed history of Saturn … . Written for the intelligent layperson, there is a wealth of detail about the mission, presented in text and extensive sets of figures and photographs, including 16 in spectacular color. There is a 15-page index, four pages of suggested reading, eight pages of facts and figures, two pages of acronyms and 28 pages of notes. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels of readers." (W. E. Howard, Choice, Vol. 45 (1), 2007)

"Cassini at Saturn is essentially a revised version of Harland’s earlier book of the same name written before Cassini actually got to Saturn … . As a reference book it is highly detailed … . The book has plenty of black and white illustrations … . As a reference, this book is very useful." (Keith Cooper, Astronomy Now, December, 2007)

"This work is essentially a new, enlarged edition of Harland’s earlier book on Cassini, Mission to Saturn … . this present volume includes a selection of colour images, including spectacular views of Titan from the Huygens probe. This book is an excellent primer on Saturn and the history of humanity’s fascination with this spectacular world. It’s also a very thorough account of the Cassini mission to date – and the mission is far from over." (David Maclennan, Liftoff, Issue 242, 2007)

"Data from Cassini-Huygens will be analysed and interpreted for years to come – the wait for the definitive results will be a long one, so David Harland has decided to jump right in – and it was a good decision! His book is meticulously researched … . an excellent and thorough treatment which I am sure I’ll use as a reference for a long time to come. It’s a ‘must’ for planetary and space scientists and is even quite reasonably priced!" (John Zarnecki, The Observatory, Vol. 128 (1203), 2008)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Saturn, the ‘ringed planet’, was first inspected close-up by NASA’s Pioneer 11 space probe in 1979. The two Voyager spacecraft followed up in 1980 and in 1981, but as ‘fly-bys’ these craft had only a limited time to study the planet, its rings and its many moons. Now, after a seven-year interplanetary voyage, the Cassini-Huygens mission, which is a joint venture by NASA and Europe, is due to enter orbit around Saturn in July 2004 to make an in depth survey. In December it will release the Huygens probe, which will dive into the clouds of Saturn’s largest and most enigmatic moon, Titan, and land on its surface, a month later.

The author’s highly successful first book on this topic, ‘MISSION TO SATURN – Cassini and the Huygens probe’ presented a review of our state of knowledge and looked forward to the arrival of the new spacecraft. Published in September 2002, this book has sold to date 1,090 copies worldwide (726 USA, 364 ROW).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Saturn from afar.- First close look.- Saturn revealed.- The Titans.- Cassini-Huygens.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)