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Project Vanguard: The NASA History

by Milton Lomask, Constance McLaughlin Green & Paul Dickson

This authoritative, illustrated history chronicles the Vanguard project, which placed one of the United States' earliest successful man-made satellites into Earth orbit. It analyzes scientific and technical...


On Mars: Exploration of the Red Planet, 1958-1978--The NASA History

by Linda Neuman Ezell, Edward Clinton Ezell & Paul Dickson

NASA's official history chronicles the start of our explorations of our planetary neighbor. It recounts cooperation among government, industry, and academia, and it features dozens of photos from Viking cameras....


Chariots for Apollo: The NASA History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft to 1969

by Courtney G. Brooks, James M. Grimwood & Loyd S. Swenson

This illustrated history by a trio of experts is the definitive reference on the Apollo spacecraft and lunar modules. It traces the vehicles' design, development, and operation in space. More than 100 photographs...


Star Lore: Myths, Legends, and Facts

by William Tyler Olcott

Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations....


An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics

by Forest Ray Moulton

Classic text still unsurpassed in presentation of fundamental principles. Covers rectilinear motion, central forces, problems of two and three bodies, much more. Includes over 200 problems, some with answers....


Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics

by Peter C. Hughes

Comprehensive coverage includes environmental torques, energy dissipation, motion equations for four archetypical systems, orientation parameters, illustrations of key concepts with on-orbit flight data, and...


Sundials: Their Theory and Construction

by Albert Waugh

A rigorous appraisal of sundial science includes mathematical treatment and pertinent astronomical background, plus a nontechnical treatment so simple that several of the dials can be built by children. 106...


Lunar Impact: The NASA History of Project Ranger

by R. Cargill Hall & Paul Dickson

America's first successful attempt at robotic lunar exploration, Project Ranger ran from 1959 to 1965, culminating in close-up television images of the moon's surface. This official NASA history is illustrated...


Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning

by Richard H. Allen

Star names, the zodiac, constellations; folklore, and literature associated with heavens. Based on years of thorough research into astronomical writings and observations of the ancient Chinese, Arabic, Euphrates,...


Echoes of the Ancient Skies: The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations

by E. C. Krupp

Popular, authoritative look at the world of archaeoastronomy, the study of ancient peoples' observation of the skies and its role in their cultural evolution. 208 illustrations.


From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries

by Emilio Segrè

This chronicle by a renowned physicist traces the development of scientific thought from the works of Galileo, Huygens, and Newton to discoveries by Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs. 1984 edition.


The Unity of the Universe

by D. W. Sciama

This accessible approach uses compelling photos, figures, and examples to address and answer profound questions about the universe. "An engrossing book, an invigorating intellectual exercise." — Scientific...


The Partnership: A NASA History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

by Linda Neuman Ezell, Edward Clinton Ezell & Paul Dickson

Authorized NASA history of the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight features many interviews with participants and firsthand observations of project activities. 86 pages of photos and a full-color insert. 1978...


Beyond the Atmosphere: Early Years of Space Science

by Homer E. Newell

This exciting survey is the work of a top NASA administrator who chronicles technological advances, the relationship of space science to general science, and the space program's social, political, and economic...


Apollo Expeditions to the Moon: The NASA History

by Edgar M. Cortright

Official NASA publication marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and features essays by project participants recalling engineering and administrative challenges. Accessible, jargon-free accounts,...


Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of NASA's Apollo Lunar Expeditions

by William David Compton

This official NASA history traces behind-the-scenes conflicts and cooperation between scientists and engineers. The first half concerns preparations for the Moon landings, and the second half documents the flights...


One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

by George Gamow

Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.


Beyond Einstein's Unified Field: Gravity and Electro-Magnetism Redefined

by Ph.D. John Brandenburg

Veteran plasma physicist John Brandenburg reveals the new theory that finally accomplishes what Einstein failed to do: the GEM Unification Theory proves the mathematical and physical interrelation of the forces...


Cosmic Collisions

by Dana Desonie, Eugene Shoemaker, David Levy & Carolyn Shoemaker et al.

Cosmic collisions have forever shaped the planets in our solar system, sculpting Earth and our Moon. They are still happening right in our neighborhood, as we saw in July 1994 when comet fragments bombarded...


Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

by Terence Dickinson

The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside of the astronomy community realize that Hubble...