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Phoenix Lander/Titan books?
      #5664515 - 02/05/13 11:58 PM

I'm still looking for a book to appear that will cover the scientific findings of the Mars Phoenix lander. Has anyone heard anything about one? It's been five years - come on with a book, already!

Also, has anyone run across a current, in-depth book on Titan, based on the Cassini/Huygens mission? Something on about the level of Mike Carr's "The Surface of Mars" would be the ideal, but I'd love to hear about anything anyone knows of!

IMO, Titan is the new Mars. I just have this feeling that, if we ever get a sufficiently sophisticated probe on the surface, we'll find a biosphere of an amazing nature!


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Re: Phoenix Lander/Titan books? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5664573 - 02/06/13 01:56 AM

I was looking at a NASA softcover at Powells books of the Cassini/Huygens mission, they wanted $50 for it and was sort of pre launch... got the Pioneer venus (similar in most respects) for less than $10. (Upper R/H in that image I posted in the Saturn thread. It's still there as of my last visit there yesterday.

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Re: Phoenix Lander/Titan books? new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5664585 - 02/06/13 02:15 AM

Rick,

I hope this link works...


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Re: Phoenix Lander/Titan books? new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5666145 - 02/06/13 10:16 PM

Jim,
That might be it; thanks!


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Re: Phoenix Lander/Titan books? new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5668821 - 02/08/13 11:48 AM

Rick,
I have the book by Lorenz, this appears to be a more scholarly work, I would imagine it is pretty technical.
http://www.amazon.com/Titan-Cassini-Huygens-Robert-Brown/dp/1402092148/ref=pd...


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Re: Phoenix Lander/Titan books? new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5765819 - 03/29/13 09:51 PM

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Rick,
I have the book by Lorenz, this appears to be a more scholarly work, I would imagine it is pretty technical.
http://www.amazon.com/Titan-Cassini-Huygens-Robert-Brown/dp/1402092148/ref=pd...




Thanks, Preston. I checked it out, and it may be a little too technical (and expensive) for me at the moment. (This may change later). After reading "Titan Unveiled" by Lorenz & Mitton, I just ordered their earlier (pre-Cassini) book "Lifting Titan's Veil", which is surely dated, but heck, for $3.98 (free shipping), I don't care. I liked the other book a lot.

Still looking for that up-to-date, semi-popular level Titan book. I've plunked large dinero on current, very technical Mars books; but I'm not quite ready to do it for Titan, until I'm more up to speed.

All suggestions are appreciated!


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