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The Encyclopedia of Space Travel & Astronomy
The Encyclopedia of Space Travel Astronomy Author:John Man, Dr. Carl Sagan The 1980s has brought a new era in space travel and in our knowledge of the Universe. During this decade, the US space shuttle will take space commuters into orbit. New industries will be founded. Scientists expect that orbiting instruments, freed from the veil of the Earth's atmosphere, will reveal startling new facts about the origins and dest... more »iny of the Universe.
With a foreword by Dr. Carl Sagan, America's Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer, The Encyclopedia of Space Travel and Astronomy signposts this new era. In it leading astronomers and science writers summarize current knowledge of the Solar System, the Galaxy, and the Universe. They detail Man's changing relationship with his space environment--from the first tentative rocket probes to the lunar landings. They look at the future of space travel and of astronomy.
In the first chapter, the doyen of British astronomers, Sir Bernard Lovell, provides an overview of the scale of the Universe and of the most significant problems facing space scientists.
The Encyclopedia contains some 80 color diagrams that explain in simple terms the workings of the Universe. Stunning color pictures bring the Earth, planets, stars, and galaxies into sharp focus. Specially commissioned composite photographs bring an on-the-spot reality to recreations of distant and future scenes, like a voyage to the stars and the rings of Saturn.« less