The Planets by Nirmala Nataraj

The Planets

This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest ...

Details The Planets

TitleThe Planets
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherChronicle Books
GenreScience, Nonfiction, Astronomy, Space, Art, Photography

Reviews The Planets

  • Debra Jeakins
    THE PLANETS:PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE ARCHIVES OF NASA BY NIRMALA NATARAJ is what I would label a coffee table book. With the exception of an intro from Bill Nye the book ,one stunning photo after another of our universe, with small paragraphical descriptions and credits included. But mostly you see our universe in very professional photos. Of course, my favorite is Mars as I have been fascinated by the images that the two rovers have sent us. It's no...
  • Rick
    Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. I borrowed this from my local library, but I just might have to pick up a copy for myself.
  • Mark
    Good photos, quick explanations. I especially enjoyed the close ups of the asteroids as I was not aware that such closeups existed. Also the moon shadows on the gas Giants is extraordinary.Good photos, quick explanations. I especially enjoyed the close ups of the asteroids as I was not aware that such closeups existed. Also the moon shadows on the gas Giants is extraordinary.
  • Donna Wetzel
    Thank you Goodreads for my copy of The Planets:Photographs from the Archives of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj. What a great book. The pictures are truly amazing. This is the definitive coffee table book. Company and friends will be shocked at how clear the NASA pictures can be in this book. Love the hard cover. And certainly everyone can learn something from this fine book. An excellent addition to any library.
  • Daniel
    I enjoyed looking at the pictures in this book. My favorite planet is earth of course. But, my second favorite planet is mars. I think it would be fun to live on another planet. I don' think that will happen for me but, its fun thinking about. Maybe i could life in the mom Titan. The book said a human might be able to live on that moon with only warm clothing and an oxygen mask. I winder if food can grow on another planet. I enjoy picture books. ...
  • Van Reese
    To quote from the back cover of the book, "Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of space will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to our solar system." This book contains some of the finest photos available of the solar system and are accompanied by detailed captions which by themselves are quite amazing. Fiery volcanoes, canyons and mountains of unimaginable dimensions, and ice volcanoes! Oh my! The pictures and pages...
  • Richard Archambault
    Beautiful, but I wish there were even more pictures of the outer moons. I'd love a book that was chock-full of those (after having read The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth, my interest was peeked) and I was hoping to see more of these moons in this book. Oh well, still, wonderful pictures!
  • Patricia
    Whoa- this book of the planets with Archived shots from NASA- amaze-balls. I can't believe how gorgeous our universe is. Take a look at the solar flares and auroras- unbelievable. You can't photoshop this intergalactic beauty!
  • Krystle
    First of all, this is a gorgeous book! That being said, it is an interesting book with lots of pictures and quick descriptions and esxplanations. I think this would be fun book for anyone with an interest in astronomy and space.
  • Katra
    Stunning photos and intriguing information.
  • Ophelia
    stunning! Some of favorites include page 116, 125, 145
  • wkeiththomas
    Absolutely amazing. Highly recommend it.
  • Edward Fenner
    A lovely book filled with wonderful photographs and a little bit of commentary on each.
  • Jessica
    Such a visually arresting and stunning look at the solar system.
  • Terry
    great pics and easy to understand.
  • Jenn Warner
    absolutely incredible photos
  • Harrya007
    An amazing view of the Universe, very informative astronomy book.