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Lunar and Planetary Cartography in Russia (New Book)

September 11, 2015

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The detailed history of planetary cartography in Russia (and the Soviet Union) is finally published in English. The book chapters cover maps, atlases and globes of the Moon, Mars, Phobos, Deimos and Venus, up to the latest planetary cartographic products, and separate chapters deal with the first maps of the lunar far side, and lunar toponymy.

From Springer: “This book is the first to document in depth the history of lunar and planetary cartography in Russia. The first map of the far side of the Moon was made with the participation of Lomonosov Moscow University (Sternberg Astronomical Institute, MSU) in 1960. The developed mapping technologies were then used in preparing the “Complete Map of the Moon” in 1967 as well as other maps and globes.”

Vladislav Shevchenko, Zhanna Rodionova, Gregory Michael (2015): Lunar and Planetary Cartography in Russia. Springer. 

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