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Phil Stooke
post Nov 2 2011, 09:14 PM
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I'm very pleased to be able to say that my Mars book, The International Atlas of Mars Exploration (subtitle: The First Five Decades: 1953 to 2003) is now complete and ready to ship to the publisher.

The 'five decades' begin in 1953 with Wernher Von Braun's book The Mars Project, and end with Beagle 2. A second volume will go from MER to the end of Curiosity's primary mission, covering 2004-2014.

Matt Golombek has very generously given me a foreword for the book, and several UMSF contributors have given me images as well. Olivier de Goursac has provided cover art (I should say that Cambridge will decide on the cover art as it's a major marketing decision, but I am proposing the use of one of two images by Olivier. I hope they will agree to the proposal.) Ted Stryk has let me use a variety of images he has processed, from Mars 3, Mars 4, Mars 5, Phobos 2 and Deep Space 1. Mike Malaska is letting me use a Mars Express VMC image mosaic. Thanks to all of you.

Look for it next winter some time. Now, on to Volume 2!

http://publish.uwo.ca/~pjstooke/marsatlas.htm

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post Nov 3 2011, 07:39 AM
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It looks very interesting, as well as very long time to wait (late 2012) sad.gif .


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post Nov 3 2011, 03:33 PM
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QUOTE (machi @ Nov 3 2011, 12:39 AM) *
very long time to wait (late 2012)


Then don't wait. Do something else. Then, in late 2012 - the book will be waiting for you.
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post Nov 3 2011, 04:25 PM
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That kind of timeline is not unusual for a large fact-filled atlas like the ones Phil so masterfully creates. Even a fiction novel which requires very little fact-checking and has no images or graphics takes a minimum of six to eight months from completion to release.

Good luck Phil. I am looking forward to getting my copy.


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post Nov 3 2011, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (djellison @ Nov 3 2011, 04:33 PM) *
...Do something else.....


This is exactly, what I'm doing. smile.gif


QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Nov 3 2011, 05:25 PM) *
That kind of timeline is not unusual for a large fact-filled atlas...


I have no doubt about it.


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Don't worry, Machi, you're going to be so busy producing more of those jaw-droppingly gorgeous images of the solar system's most spectacular places, when Phil's book comes out you'll wonder where the time has gone... smile.gif

And my own congrats, Phil. I know how chuffed (and relieved!) I feel when I finish one of my kids books. These titles of yours are going to be magnificent I'm sure, well done.


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Phil Stooke
post Dec 15 2011, 03:48 AM
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The Mars atlas went to the publisher on Monday, after some last tweaks. Now to get on with this:

http://publish.uwo.ca/~pjstooke/marsatlas-v2.htm


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post Jan 27 2012, 06:32 PM
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just landed on my "boite lettres": Fifty Years on the Space Frontier, the autobiography of spaceflight mechanics guru Robert Farquahr. from a first look, a fantastic book with lots of details of planetary missions like ICE, NEAR, CONTOUR, New Horizons and lots of unflown ones


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post May 24 2012, 03:07 PM
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I see that Phil Stooke's "International Atlas of Mars Exploration: Volume 1" is listed on Amazon.com (US), with a release date of August 31, 2012, much sooner than previously estimated. The link is:

http://www.amazon.com/The-International-At...6308&sr=1-1

It's an incredibly long link name, so if I've transcribed incorrectly, just go to www.amazon.com and type the book name into the search box.

Phil, if you read this, can you tell us if August 31 is a placeholder date or the true target date of release? You know which answer we're all hoping for.
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post May 24 2012, 05:18 PM
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You can always cut out the referral stuff at the end of the link... in that regard you might be giving click-though cash to the wrong folks.
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post May 24 2012, 07:59 PM
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Hi - I don't yet know about the final release date. I was expecting it to be later. I am still checking page proofs now. But the cover looks good! The cover image is by Olivier (vikingmars on UMSF)

The Cambridge page:

http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn...te_locale=en_GB

says 'from September'

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post May 30 2012, 01:10 PM
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Phil I am looking forward to the release. Good things are worth waiting for.
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post Jun 6 2012, 09:12 AM
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QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ May 24 2012, 09:59 PM) *
Hi - I don't yet know about the final release date. I was expecting it to be later. I am still checking page proofs now. But the cover looks good! The cover image is by Olivier (vikingmars on UMSF) The Cambridge page: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn...te_locale=en_GB says 'from September' Phil

WOW ! It really looks great ! Thanks a lot Phil for sharing this amazing & huge work of yours with us
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Phil Stooke
post Jun 6 2012, 11:06 AM
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It would be nothing without that great cover image, Olivier!

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post Jun 10 2012, 03:21 PM
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I am happy to announce that part 3 of Robotic Exploration of the Solar System, covering missions launched between 1997 and 2003 (Cassini to MER) was just sent to the printer. It should be out in a couple of months.


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