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Exploring the Planets: A Memoir

Fred Taylor


This book is an informal, semi-autobiographical history, from the particular viewpoint of someone who was involved, of the exploration of the Solar System using spacecraft. The author is a Northumbrian, a Liverpudlian, a Californian, and an Oxford Don with half a century of experience of devising and deploying experiments to study the Earth and the planets, moons, and small bodies of the Solar System. Along with memories and anecdotes about his experiences as a participant in the space programme from its earliest days to the present, he describes in non-technical terms the science goals that d ... More

Keywords: biography, Oxford, space programme, Solar System, planet, Mars, Venus, Earth Observation, weather, climate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199671595
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671595.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fred Taylor, author
Halley Professor of Physics (Emeritus), Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, UK