Venus, our nearest planetary neighbor, harbors a world of startling and remarkable beauty, although shrouded by dense clouds. Noted astronomers Peter Cattermole and Patrick Moore take readers on a space-age trip to Venus via the most recent maps charted from the Magellan space probe. Colorful illustrations of the planet's fascinating topography offset an overview of planetary history and a gazetteer of place names. 20 color plates. 48 b&w photos. 22 line diagrams.

Atlas of Venus 1997, Cambridge University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780521496520