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Stamping the Earth from Space (Hardcover) (Renato Dicati)

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This unique book presents a historical and philatelic survey of Earth exploration from space. It covers all areas of research in which artificial satellites have contributed in designing a new image of our planet and its environment: the atmosphere and ionosphere, the magnetic field, radiation belts and the magnetosphere, weather, remote sensing, mapping of the surface, observation of the oceans and marine environments, geodesy, and the study of life and ecological systems. Stamping the Earth from Space presents the results obtained with the thousands of satellites launched by the two former superpowers, the USSR and the USA, and also those of the many missions carried out by the ESA, individual European countries, and the many emerging space nations. Beautifully illustrated, it contains almost 1000 color reproductions of philatelic items. In addition to topical stamps and thematic postal documents, the book provides an extensive review of astrophilatelic items. The most important space missions are documented through covers and cards canceled at launch sites, tracking stations, research laboratories, and mission control facilities.
Genre: Science, Technology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Renato Dicati
Language: English
Street Date: January 10, 2017
TCIN: 51656467
UPC: 9783319207551
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-7284

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