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Missles and spy satellites

Author: John Hamilton
Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Abdo & Daughters, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title explores the military origins of the Space Race, including the geopolitics of the Cold War, the race to build intercontinental ballistic missiles, and sophisticated reconnaissance satellites. Will include information about Germany's development of the V-1 "buzz bomb" and V-2 missiles of World War II, and the United States enlistment of Wernher von Braun, the German scientist known as the father of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hamilton
ISBN: 9781532118302 1532118309
OCLC Number: 1050607110
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: The space race --
Early rockets --
How rockets work --
Rocket pioneers --
The V-2 missle --
Wernher von Braun --
Sergei Korolev --
The Cold War --
The ICBM --
Sputnik --
America's turn --
High-flying spies --
Timeline --
Glossary --
Online resources --
Index.
Responsibility: John Hamilton.

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This title explores the military origins of the Space Race, including the geopolitics of the Cold War, the race to build intercontinental ballistic missiles, and sophisticated reconnaissance satellites. Will include information about Germany's development of the V-1 "buzz bomb" and V-2 missiles of World War II, and the United States enlistment of Wernher von Braun, the German scientist known as the father of rocketry. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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