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Mission to Earth; Landsat Views the World. NASA SP-360

Short, Nicholas M., and Lowman, Paul D., Jr., and Freden, Stanley C., and Finch, William A., Jr.

Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Office, Washington, DC, 1976
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Format is approximately 10.75 inches by 14 inches. ix, [1], 459, Illustrated endpapers (color map at front, black and white map at back). Illustrations (with 400 plates [most in color]). Maps. Appendix A--The Landsat System. Appendix B--Glossary of Technical Terms. Appendix C--Index of Plates. Cover has some wear and soiling. Some edge soiling. Minor ink marks on some pages noted. This is a compendium of outstanding Landsat satellite photographs depicting the Earth's surface from space. Paul Lowman is a geologist, with degrees from Rutgers and the University of Colorado. He was hired by NASA in 1959, the first geologist to be employed by the agency. He took part in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab programs as principal investigator for terrain photography. He was Principal Investigator for a Shuttle Imaging Radar Experiment, covering the Canadian Shield, in 1984. Nicholas Martin Short, is a geologist who received his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his early career, he worked for the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, California (Underground Nuclear Explosions; Plowshare Program). During the 1960s he specialized in the effects of underground nuclear explosions and asteroidal impacts on rocks (helping to establish the new field of Shock Metamorphism), and was one of the original Principal Investigators of the Apollo 11 and 12 moon rocks. He joined NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in 1969 as one of the first discipline specialists supporting the Landsat program and related remote sensing projects. Over the next 19 years, he authored Planetary Geology, The Landsat Tutorial Workbook, and The HCMM Anthology and co-authored Volcanic Landforms and Surface Features, Mission to Earth: Landsat Views the World, and Geomorphology from Space, along with 85 publications dealing mainly with geological topics. Bookseller Inventory # 11324

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Title: Mission to Earth; Landsat Views the World. ...

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Office, Washington, DC

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Presumed First Edition, First printing.

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