The Space Book Revised and Updated

From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space and Astronomy

Author: Jim Bell

Publisher: Sterling Milestones

ISBN: 9781454929390

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 7152


"An extraordinary compilation of all that matters, ever mattered, or ever will matter in the universe." --Neil deGrasse Tyson Since The Space Book was published much has happened in space exploration. This revised edition, with a new introduction from Jim Bell, updates the popular volume. It includes the most exciting and newsworthy breakthroughs, from the groundbreaking discovery of the Trappist-1 system to the technologies of the future, as well as completely new and modernized entries and spectacular recent images.

Space and the American Imagination

Author: Howard E. McCurdy

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801898684

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 5182


People dreamed of cosmic exploration—winged spaceships and lunar voyages; space stations and robot astronauts—long before it actually happened. Space and the American Imagination traces the emergence of space travel in the popular mind, its expression in science fiction, and its influence on national space programs. Space exploration dramatically illustrates the power of imagination. Howard E. McCurdy shows how that power inspired people to attempt what they once deemed impossible. In a mere half-century since the launch of the first Earth-orbiting satellite in 1957, humans achieved much of what they had once only read about in the fiction of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells and the nonfiction of Willy Ley. Reaching these goals, however, required broad-based support, and McCurdy examines how advocates employed familiar metaphors to excite interest (promising, for example, that space exploration would recreate the American frontier experience) and prepare the public for daring missions into space. When unexpected realities and harsh obstacles threatened their progress, the space community intensified efforts to make their wildest dreams come true. This lively and important work remains relevant given contemporary questions about future plans at NASA. Fully revised and updated since its original publication in 1997, Space and the American Imagination includes a reworked introduction and conclusion and new chapters on robotics and space commerce.

Space Enterprise

Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century

Author: Phillip Harris

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387776408

Category: Science

Page: 620

View: 3011


In Space Enterprise - Living and Working Offworld, Dr Philip Harris provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources, as well as pursuing lunar industrialization and establishing offworld settlements. As a management/space psychologist, Dr. Harris presents a behavioral science perspective on space exploration and enterprise. In this his 45th book, Phil has completely revised and updated the two previous editions of this classic, placing new emphasis on the need for more synergy and participation by the private sector. He not only provides a critical review of what is happening in the global space community, but offers specific strategies for lunar economic development. The author analyzes the human factors in contemporary and future space developments, especially relative to the deployment of people aloft. This user-friendly volume offers numerous photographs, diagrams, exhibits, and case studies.

The Whistler Book, Revised and Updated

An All-Season Outdoor Guide

Author: Jack Christie

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553654471

Category: Travel

Page: 263

View: 1713


This concise, thorough, and easy-to-use guide gives readers all the information they need to enjoy the Whistler area’s incredible range of year-round recreational opportunities. It features detailed descriptions of camping, hiking, paddling, and other summer activities, along with winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Detailed trail maps are provided for each location. Destination highlights, informative sidebars, and author Jack Christie’s insider tips on his favorite spots are provided throughout.

DK Readers L2: Spaceships and Rockets

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Kids Play

ISBN: 9781465445124

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2288


From rovers to shuttles and probes, Spaceships and Rockets covers everything there is to know about spacecraft. Spaceships and Rockets takes an up-close look at the history of rockets and space travel, and technology development for space travel planned for the future. Find out how a rocket blasts off, identify the different parts of a rocket, and see if you can afford a trip into space! Read about the probes floating in space and the rover on Mars as they work to gather information to send back to earth. Perfect for 5-7 year olds beginning to read fluently with support, Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence. Additional information spreads are full of extra fun facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles such as diagrams, and activities. Trusted by parents, teachers, and librarians, and loved by kids, DK's leveled reading series is now revised and updated. With shiny new jackets and brand new nonfiction narrative content on the topics kids love, each book is written and reviewed by literacy experts, and contains a glossary and index making them the perfect choice for helping develop strong reading habits for kids ages 3-11.

Falling Stars

A Guide to Meteors and Meteorites

Author: Michael D. Reynolds

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811736164

Category: Science

Page: 150

View: 3022


This volume provides an overview of meteors and comets, descriptions of major meteor showers, major impact craters, famous meteorite falls, as well as a breakdown of the various types of meteorites and tektites. The author includes a list of meteorite dealers and a price guide for every popular meteorite in addition to advice on meteor watching, recording data, photographing meteors, and the meteorological calendar.

Layout Essentials Revised and Updated

100 Design Principles for Using Grids

Author: Beth Tondreau

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631596314

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 1631


A classic and essential text for designers since 2009, Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids just got better with a fresh exploration of its design principles, updated text, and new photos and international graphics. Grids are the basis for all design projects, and learning how to work with them is fundamental for all graphic designers. From working with multi-column formats to using type, color, images, and more, Layout Essentials not only demonstrates, using real world examples, how to use grids effectively, but shows you how to break the rules to use them effectively, too. This revised and updated version of Layout Essentials is your one-stop reference and resource for all layout design projects.

Space, Time, and Gravity

The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes

Author: Robert M. Wald

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226870298

Category: Science

Page: 153

View: 969


Writing for the general reader or student, Wald has completely revised and updated this highly regarded work to include recent developments in black hole physics and cosmology. Nature called the first edition "a very readable and accurate account of modern relativity physics for the layman within the unavoidable constraint of almost no mathematics. . . . A well written, entertaining and authoritative book."

The Voice Bible, New Testament, eBook

Revised and Updated

Author: Ecclesia Bible Society,

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418550779

Category: Bibles

Page: 448

View: 473


The VoiceÖ Bible translation is a faithful dynamic translation of the Scriptures done as a collage of compelling narratives, poetry, song, truth, and wisdom. The Voice calls the reader to step into the whole story of Scripture and experience the joy and wonder of GodÆs revelation. Created for and by a church in great transition, The Voice uniquely represents collaboration among scholars, pastors, writers, musicians, poets, and other artists, giving great attention to the beauty of the narrative. The heart of The Voice is retelling the story of the Bible in a form as fluid as modern literary works yet remaining painstakingly true to the original manuscripts. This translation promotes the public reading of longer sections of Scriptureùfollowed by thoughtful engagement with the biblical narrative in its richness and fullness and dramatic flow. This is an updated and revised version of the New Testament edition, now at an even more affordable price. Features include: Italicized information added to help contemporary readers understand what the original readers would have known intuitively In-text commentary notes include cultural, historical, theological, or devotional thoughts Screenplay format, ideal for public readings and group studies Book introductions

The Facts on File Space and Astronomy Handbook

Author: Joseph A. Angelo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811690X

Category: Science

Page: 342

View: 3757


Contains a referential glossary of astronomy-related terms, biographies of important astronomers and astronauts, and a chronology of notable events contributing to the science.