I haven’t yet finished Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton’s brilliant book Titan Unveiled, but I can’t wait to put out a positive review.
The world can’t get enough good science books written for the general public. And this is one that successfully strides the line between telling a compelling story of exploration and pouring the juicy details of science information on your plate.
Titan Unveiled stands with the best astronomy volumes written on other space missions. It also includes some reprinted raw blogging from Dr. Lorenz, an astronomer with Johns Hopkins University. That provides a nice counterpoint to the book’s narrative.
This book is perfect for the space buff. A science sensibility helps for some understanding here and there, but the book’s so well written you can catch the full story and just skip over the tough parts.
As for those science bits, I will say I’ve read a few passages on imaging that explained it better than anywhere else I’ve read.