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Satellites

Author: Steve Parker
Publisher: Hove : Wayland, 1996.
Series: 20th century inventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the history and development of man-made satellites, from the launch of Sputnik 1 to the current use of satellites for communication, navigation, weather forecasting, and military purposes.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Parker
ISBN: 0750217928 9780750217927
OCLC Number: 43182151
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: First satellites --
How satellites work --
Communication satellites --
Satellite navigation --
Weather and surveying satellites --
Military and secret satellites --
Satellites in the future.
Series Title: 20th century inventions.
Responsibility: Steve Parker.

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A history of satellites which examines how they work and discusses their widespread uses in communication and data transfer, navigation, meteorology, surveying, spying and scientific research. From  Read more...

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