Stamping the Earth from Space

Authors: Dicati, Renato

  • Represents the natural companion volume to the author’s previous book, Stamping Through Astronomy
  • Provides a comprehensive review of world postage stamps and philatelic documents dealing with space exploration
  • Offers a fascinating guide for thematic stamps collectors
  • Presents an engaging and very effective way to promote the study of Earth exploration and space science
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About this book

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 Soviet Union and the United States, and also those of the many missions carried out by the ESA, individual European countries, Japan, China, India, and the many emerging space nations. Beautifully illustrated, it contains almost 1100 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 event covers and cards canceled at launch sites, tracking stations, research laboratories, and mission control facilities.

About the authors

Born in Italy in 1950, Renato Dicati has cultivated since childhood a love for astronomy and an interest in space. In 1975 he graduated in Astrophysics at the University of Milan. After an interesting experience as a teacher in public schools, he has worked for 30 years at IBM Italy, dealing with education, training, and communications based on the use of information technology and multimedia. Over the last twenty years he has dedicated much of his free time to science. He has organized philatelic exhibitions on the history of astronomy and astronautics and has published numerous books and articles on astronomy, space exploration, and thematic philately. Renato Dicati is a member of AS.IT.AF (the Italian Astrophilately Society) and serves on the Board of Directors of USFI (Italian Philatelic Press Union). His activities include volunteering at ASPHI, a non-profit foundation that promotes the integration of people with disabilities in school, at work, and in society through the use of information communication technology. He published Stamping Through Astronomy with Springer in 2013.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Prologue: From Sputnik to the International Space Station

    Dicati, Renato

    Pages 1-25

  • Satellite Geodesy

    Dicati, Renato

    Pages 27-57

  • Researches on the Atmosphere

    Dicati, Renato

    Pages 59-122

  • Ionospheric Research with Satellites

    Dicati, Renato

    Pages 123-151

  • Exploration of the Earth’s Magnetosphere

    Dicati, Renato

    Pages 153-206

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20756-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20755-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stamping the Earth from Space
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20756-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20756-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20755-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 429
Number of Illustrations and Tables
407 illustrations in colour
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