"Saturn, A New View" by L. Lovett, J. Horvath, J. Cuzzi, c2006, Abrams Publishing, ~190 pages.
As I had just read the book on same subject by N. Mortillaro, I was curious what if anything this 'A new View' would bring to the table other than more, larger, extremely well executed and printed images!. The Cassini images get a WOW! for planetary, rings, and moons - this IMO the book to get if you can find it. By itself that may have been enough as the images in this book are amazing, very well commented - and plentiful, and if it can be said superior to anything I have seen so far.
What was a real surprise other than the imagry was the text. The authors all to a part of this book and the text is IMO very well done. Answering the questions the probe was sent to discover and arriving at the new questions they bring. This all in a very almost casual way that is extremely informative. The info on the Huygens probe was thought provoking and again splendid imagry.
The chapters are divided as follows, (note - there are 7 or 8 beautiful! full page color high resolution images before you even reach the contents page!)...
Saturn the Sublime -K.C Robinson, this is an intro or foreward to the text
Saturn's Close-Up -J. Horvath
A Ringed World -J.Cuzzi
Saturns Moons -J.Cuzzi
Looking Outward -unatttributed
The Art In Science -L. Lovett
end pages are Acknowledgements, Image credits, and Index.
Inside front and back cover are outline drawings of the Saturn Moons to scale.
Putting into perspective the difference in the text portion vs. the Mortillaro book. Well... Jeff Cuzzi is a planetary scientists at Nasa Ames. The chapters by him and Joan Horvath are IMO exceptionally well written in the area of interest. No rabbit holes or 'this stuff is complicated', it is soft spoken and authoritative without ever losing it's sense of wonder and appreciation. I finally had to look them up as I was so impressed by their writing, communicates well and simply the awe and wonder of what is shown in the amazing images.
About the images. I wanted to make the comment to look on page so and so for an exquisite image of shepard moon and ring ripple or there for the 'Keeler Gap' with it's shepard moon. I can't! Every single picture in this book is really something to see and understand - a task the authors accomplish gracefully.
(Rick, you would NOT be disappointed by what this book has for the Huygens probe, or any of the other moon data and images.)
I hope I am getting across that I LOVE this book, which is much more than just a fantastic / amazing picture book. I bought mine used but it is in great condition, the cover does show some 'wear' - understandably so!
As always, sorry for my typo errors.