Pictorial hardcover is in good condition and shows modest signs of wear to covers. No DJ. Retired library copy with the usual marks and attachments. 64 pages. Hardcover binding. Year: 2002 ISBN: 0761323597 Although Venus was named for the Roman goddess of love and beauty, its beautiful clouds hide one of the most terrifying landscapes in the entire solar system. It is a place of sulfuric acid rain, temperatures that would melt tin and lead, and pressures greater than those at the bottom of the sea. This book takes the reader on a journey to Earth's nearest neighbor in space and explores the question: How did a planet so much like Earth turn out so very different, and could Earth ever become like Venus?