Archive for Items Categorized 'Space', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Piers Bizony
Picture a time when no one outside the professional community thought much about space—except that it mustn’t fall to the Russians. So, if we really need to go there, how would we do it? And how do we get the taxpaying public excited about the newest frontier? More than two hundred illustrations tell that story.
by David Clarke
Some say The Truth is Out There. Even if it is, so is a whole load of other stuff. Fake news is not news! This delightfully left-field book shows how the UFO phenomenon has been a rich seam mined by a diversity of Britons, ranging from the self-delusional to the unsettlingly sane.
by Bill Yenne
When missile launches make the news it’s never a good day, and when cruise missiles are involved, the doomsday clock moves closer to worry-time. This small book isn’t so much a complete history as a quick overview.
by Stuart Lowe & Chris North
Space. You know it’s out there, but sizes, distances, temporal relationships are impossibly hard to visualize. Not anymore.
by Tony Chong
You may think you know what all came out of Northrop Grumman over the years. You don’t; even if you worked there . . . This book will add a whole new list of names to drop at your next party.
by Dennis R. Jenkins
Meant to be a concise look at three decades worth of space exploration this book, written by a NASA insider, is a most competent guide to a singular chapter in the history of mankind.
by Piers Bizony
Plenty of photos, yes, but this book is really more about the role of photography. Over and over it makes the point that you probably have seen these photos before, but probably not this way.
by Heyne, Meter, Phillipson, Steenmeijer
Photos you couldn’t have seen before, and thoughts you probably never thought before about how to photograph Earth from over 200,000 miles away, or the surface of the Moon from 5 ft away.
by Ron Miller
The moon and the stars and rocketships and, yes, aliens—here are examples of how artists throughout history and based on the scientific knowledge of their day have imagined that Final Frontier.