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2005-Oct-05, 05:55 PM
SUMMARY: Tour guides add vibrant, often personal accounts of locales along your travels. They impart much more knowledge than simply standing in front of a building and reading some brief nameplate. By including a relative context, they tie a building to its neighbours and even substantiate its mere existence. Ron Miller and William K. Hartmann in their book The Grand Tour, A Traveler's Guide to the Solar System equally provide this important service for worlds within our solar system. They take the reader along on a detailed tour, and, without assuming prior knowledge, they vividly distinguish and join each of the worlds into a technical and visual journey.

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2005-Oct-06, 12:38 PM
Hello Everyone,

"The Grand Tour" is a well illustrated and well written book. This is a good book for someone wanting to gain a better understanding of our Solar System. There is no math in this book - just clear introductory level explanations.

For those wanting an excellent college level text on the subject of the Solar System, I highly recommend Dr. Hartmann's "Moons and Planets."

Dr. Hartmann also authored one of my favorite books about Mars: "A Traveler's Guide to Mars".

All good reading.

Best Regards,