THIS IS MARS arrived today - perhaps the most intensely beautifully printed book I will see this year. The source photos come from the space probe Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter. 29,000 hi-res images have been transmitted back to earth since MRO arrived in Mars orbit in 2006. Talk about bandwidth issues - images from the HiRISE camera takes pictures that are 20,000 pixels wide and up to 100,000 pixels long.
The print quality is spectacular - published by Aperture, edited by art book publisher Xavier Barral and Sebastien Girard. This is a book that must be seen to be believed.