Observation of the Earth and its Environment
4th edition 2002, pp. 1514, 522 illustrations, 857 tables, Springer Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-42388-5
The book covers Earth observation on a global scale, there are hundreds of spaceborne missions defined and more than 2000 spaceborne sensors. An effort has been made to update the material presented in the three previous editions. In addition, a considerable amount of new information is provided. The 4th edition contains a number of changes in scope and layout.
The book contains the spaceborne missions and sensors (past, present and future), the "history", a chapter on reference data, and three appendices. A CD-ROM comes along with the book, containing all information of the book as well as of Part P: "Survey of Airborne Sensors" and Part Q: "Survey of Campaigns." The CD-ROM contains a total of 1934 pages. The CD-ROM is intended as a search tool; it is not to be used as a copy tool.
The Table of Contents (PDF, 28 pages: 155 KB) is provided giving the reader a good idea of the missions and material covered.
The book is available as of December 2001 at Springer Verlag (Berlin, Heidelberg). The net book price in Europe is 174 Euro plus local VAT (7% in Germany) plus postal charges. Customer service is provided at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Online updated version of "Earth Observation History of Technical Introduction" as of 01 April 2019.
Table of contents as of July 01, 2009 (PDF, 28 pages, 140 KB)
History (PDF, 1237 pages, 15.5 MB)
Foreword/Acknowledgements (PDF, 7 pages, 58 KB)
Acronyms (PDF, 205 pages, 1.3 MB)
Glossary (PDF, 184 pages, 2.3 MB)
Book reviews (PDF, 8 pages, 69 KB)
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