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Countdown : A History of Space Flight - 97 edition

Countdown : A History of Space Flight (ISBN10: 0471291056; ISBN13: 9780471291053)
ISBN13: 978-0471291053
ISBN10: 0471291056

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0471144397
ISBN10: 0471144398

Summary: The race to put a man on the moon provided the perfect metaphor for scientific achievement, one that challenged and captured the public imagination. Yet in addition to its science-fiction glamour, the space race served equally powerful and social objectives. Countdown provides the first overview of the period that explores the achievements and failures of all sides of the space race in their full historical context. T. A. Heppenheimer's acclaimed chronicle of rocke
ts, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanity's limits.
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Summary: The race to put a man on the moon provided the perfect metaphor for scientific achievement, one that challenged and captured the public imagination. Yet in addition to its science-fiction glamour, the space race served equally powerful and social objectives. Countdown provides the first overview of the period that explores the achievements and failures of all sides of the space race in their full historical context. T. A. Heppenheimer's acclaimed chronicle of rockets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanity's limits. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 03/29/1999
International: No

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