"Baker and Ratcliff manage to put a fresh spin on these stalwarts of the solar system's extreme A-list...Laid out in 50 brief but beautifully illustrated chapters, The 50 Most Extreme Places in the Solar System is hugely enjoyable. Although better dipped in and out of rather than ploughed through cover to cover, its science is well founded, accessible and informative, making it a great read for the enthusiastic, specialist, or educator." --Jim Wild, Times Higher Education, 4 November 2010
"Readers will also find it an enjoyable and fascinating look at the Solar System around us and will no doubt broaden their knowledge. I fully recommend this book to anyone of any age with an interest in the Solar System and how much of a hostile, humbling and amazing place it is to exist."
--Astronomy Now, 1 January 2011, David Powell
About the Author
David Baker is the Chairman of the Physics Department at Austin College. Todd Ratcliff is a planetary geophysicist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.