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Bizony, Piers

Overview
Works: 44 works in 163 publications in 3 languages and 5,185 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biography  Popular works  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Producer, Photographer
Classifications: TL789.85.W43, 629.4540973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Piers Bizony
The man who ran the moon : James E. Webb and the secret history of Project Apollo by Piers Bizony( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subtitle on cover differs: James E. Webb, NASA, and the secret history of Project Apollo
How to build your own spaceship : the science of personal space travel by Piers Bizony( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the emerging space tourism industry and the civilian use of outer space, as well as the latest technology, the major business players, and the personal and finiancial benefits that are now available
Starman : the truth behind the legend of Yuri Gagarin by Jamie Doran( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in history to leave the Earth's atmosphere and venture into space. His flight aboard a Russian Vostok rocket lasted only 108 minutes, but at the end of it he had become the most famous man in the world. Back on the ground, his smiling face captured the hearts of millions around the globe. Film stars, politicians and pop stars from Europe to Japan, India to the United States vied with each other to shake his hand.Despite this immense fame, almost nothing is known about Gagarin or the exceptional people behind his dramatic space flight. Starman tells for the first time Gagarin's personal odyssey from peasant to international icon, his subsequent decline as his personal life began to disintegrate under the pressures of fame, and his final disillusionment with the Russian state. President Kennedy's quest to put an American on the Moon was a direct reaction to Gagarin's achievement'yet before that successful moonshot occurred, Gagarin himself was dead, aged just thirty-four, killed in a mysterious air crash. Publicly the Soviet hierarchy mourned; privately their sighs of relief were almost audible, and the KGB report into his death remains secret.Entwined with Gagarin's history is that of the breathtaking and highly secretive Russian space program - its technological daring, its triumphs and disasters. In a gripping account, Jamie Doran and Piers Bizony reveal the astonishing world behind the scenes of the first great space spectacular, and how Gagarin's flight came frighteningly close to destruction
The space shuttle : celebrating thirty years of NASA's first space plane by Piers Bizony( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This superbly designed and lavishly illustrated book marks a special moment in history: the final mission of the space shuttle. Noted space and science author Piers Bizony has put together a retrospective that covers all 134 space shuttle missions, including the final flight of the shuttle, which is scheduled for September 2010. In addition to covering every space shuttle mission, the book also covers the development and design of the space shuttle, as well as the technical specifications of the vehicle and details of its major assemblies and subassemblies. A full double-gatefold provides a large-scale technical drawing of the space shuttle"--
Space 50 by Piers Bizony( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 1957, a metallic sphere the size of a basketball bleeped its way into orbit. It was called 'Sputnik'. From this modest beginning, an epic new adventure was born. This work explores the major themes of rocket exploration, and celebrates the first half-century of space exploration
One giant leap : Apollo 11 remembered by Piers Bizony( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive visual record of the first moon landing in July 1969. Includes full-color illustrations, essays explaining the landing's cultural and emotional impact, and quotes from astronauts, scientists, and literary celebrities
The search for aliens : a rough guide to life on other worlds by Piers Bizony( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the most exciting field of modern science: the search for extraterrestrial life. It identifies, locates, and describes the research projects; everything from radio dishes searching for intelligent alien signals to deep oceanic research, seeking links between terrestrial organisms and the broader cosmos
Digital domain : the leading edge of visual effects by Piers Bizony( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While it was undoubtedly the outstanding success of Titanic that brought Digital Domain to the attention of a wider audience, the company's ambitious and innovative work distinguished some of the key films of the 1990s. Founded in 1993 by James Cameron, Stan Winston and Scott Ross, Digital Domain is now well established as one of the front-runners in the world of movie special effects. Features such as True lies, Interview with the vampire, Apollo 13 and Armageddon have cemented the company's reputation for devising utterly believable visual-effects sequences that blend seamlessly into the live action."--Book Jacket
Atom by Piers Bizony( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The amazing true story of a discovery with a strong claim to be the most important in the history of science. It is a tale riddled with jealousy, rivalry, missed opportunities and moments of genius. Mind-bending discoveries about teh atom were detined to upset everything we thought we knew about reality. Even today as we peer deeper and deeper into the atom, it throws back as many questions as it does answers"--Back cover
2001 : filming the future by Piers Bizony( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Island in the sky : building the international space station by Piers Bizony( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretning om samarbejdet bag etablering af en international rumstation
New space frontiers : venturing into Earth orbit and beyond by Piers Bizony( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Take a journey into the New Space Frontier!It is easy to imagine that the space shuttle's retirement has edged the Space Age toward closure, at least in terms of human flight beyond the bounds of Earth. In fact, there are more people-carrying ships being constructed now than at any time since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space half a century ago. Some are already servicing the International Space Station--which, incidentally, has ensured a permanent human presence in space for the last two decades, and is set to continue and expand for decades yet to come. What's more, NASA is no longer the only big player in the space game. Commercial, non-governmental space exploration is becoming a reality rather than just a pipe dream. What orbital adventures await us in the next five decades? Will humans ever again head into deep space, as the Apollo astronauts once did? NASA's new hardware is aimed toward asteroid missions, and ultimately, Mars, but there is a significant chance that a government funded space agency will not be the only--or even the first--organization to send humans across the solar system. Get ready to experience the excitement of adventure with New Space Frontier. Through gorgeous photography and engaging writing, noted space and science author Piers Bizony speculates beyond just today's hardware and explores what might be possible for the next generation"
The exploration of Mars : searching for the cosmic origins of life by Piers Bizony( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Piers Bizony brings the story of Martian exploration up to date, interpreting the very latest data and clarifying all the technical jargon. This is an incredible and highly controversial detective story -- nothing less than the quest for our cosmic origins."
The rivers of Mars : searching for the cosmic origins of life by Piers Bizony( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a historical look at the exploration of Mars and presents information about the planet obtained from meteorites, telescopic and photographic analyses, and space probes. Discusses the possibilities of life once occurring on the planet Mars and of life originating from a location somewhere in deep space
One giant leap : Apollo 11 forty years on by Piers Bizony( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive visual record of the first moon landing in July 1969. Includes full-color illustrations, essays explaining the landing's cultural and emotional impact, and quotes from astronauts, scientists, and literary celebrities
The making of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey by Piers Bizony( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the movie that revolutionized science fiction and the art of cinema, that transformed the way we think about film with its special effects, narrative style, philosophical importance, and unusual musical choices. Now, fifty years after its conception, TASCHEN presents the most exhaustive publication ever devoted to 2oo1: A Space Odyssey. Limited to 1,500 copies, this landmark edition has been made in exclusive collaboration with both the Kubrick Estate and Warner Bros. Get closer than ever to this movie that changed the movies. Conceived by the same designers behind our instant collectible Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made, this richly illustrated four-volume set features hundreds of previously unpublished documents and photographs, as well as personal testimony from Kubrick's co-screenwriter Arthur C. Clarke. All hardcover volumes are presented in a sleek metal slipcase inspired by the famous monolith, and come boxed with exclusive cover art from Wayne Haag
The android prophecy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost a century, Hollywood has been warning of a future during which human beings become enslaved by the machines they have created. Has the time come to take the seemingly outlandish imagination of science fiction seriously? Drawing disturbing conclusions about our possible mechanical domination, this documentary investigates the parallels between movie fantasy and science reality. Over the years innovations in artificial intelligence and biotechnology have made it harder to distinguish man from man-made. Originally conceived as an aid to humanity, robots could be ready to suppress the masses. "I'm an optimist - we have a 51 percent chance of survival," sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke wryly observes. It's time to listen up: life as we know it today was last generation's science fiction
Science by Piers Bizony( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth - Climate - Chemistry - Biology - Space - Physics - Cosmology
1001 wonders of the universe by Piers Bizony( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Czech and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magnificent vault of stars emblazoning Earth's night skies are but an infinitesimal fraction of the hundreds of billions that inhabit our galaxy and there are at least as many galaxies in the universe as there are stars in the Milky Way
 
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The man who ran the moon : James E. Webb and the secret history of Project Apollo
Alternative Names
Piers Bizony Journalist

ビゾニー, ピアース

Languages
English (113)

Japanese (5)

Czech (1)

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How to build your own spaceship : the science of personal space travelStarman : the truth behind the legend of Yuri GagarinThe space shuttle : celebrating thirty years of NASA's first space planeSpace 50One giant leap : Apollo 11 rememberedDigital domain : the leading edge of visual effectsAtom2001 : filming the future