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Apollo : the epic journey to the moon

Author: David West Reynolds
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The first single-volume illustrated retrospective of the dynamic individuals, stunning technology, and dramatic events that put us on the moon. For centuries men had dreamed of reaching Earth's pale companion in the night sky, but it was not until a novelist dramatized the possibilities of a new era that a way to reach upward became more than fantasy. Inspiration drove a generation of rocket theorists and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reynolds, David West.
Apollo.
New York : Harcourt, ©2002
(OCoLC)676719577
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David West Reynolds
ISBN: 0151009643 9780151009640
OCLC Number: 48495163
Notes: "A Tehabi book."
Awards: Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (History) 2003
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Dawn of the Space Age --
Chapter 2: Aiming for the Moon --
Chapter 3: Landing on the Moon --
Chapter 4: Moon explorers --
Chapter 5: Beyond Apollo.
Responsibility: by David West Reynolds.
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The first single-volume illustrated retrospective of the dynamic individuals, stunning technology, and dramatic events that put us on the moon. For centuries men had dreamed of reaching Earth's pale companion in the night sky, but it was not until a novelist dramatized the possibilities of a new era that a way to reach upward became more than fantasy. Inspiration drove a generation of rocket theorists and experimenters to design new instruments and build in their minds the way to the stars. A world war seized the power of these new instruments and filled them with strength. In the aftermath two superpowers engaged in a duel over the world's imagination, and their arena became the realm beyond the clouds. Their weapons became the instruments of the visionaries. And their ultimate contest would drive both powers in an unprecedented race to set foot on the sky. The Apollo missions were undertaken as a political gamble, but it would embark mankind upon an odyssey of the spirit. David West Reynolds provides the reader with an engaging reconstruction of all the key events and personalities behind the Apollo saga.

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