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Author Angelo, Joseph A.

Title Encyclopedia of space and astronomy / Joseph A. Angelo, Jr.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Facts On File, [2006]


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 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  520.3 ANGELO    Check Shelf
Description ix, 740 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Series Facts on File science library
Facts on File science library.
Note Includes index.
Contents "We are made of stardust" -- "Moon bases and the third millennium" -- "The ballistic missile - a revolution in warfare" -- "Cape Canaveral : the American stairway to the stars" -- "Hazards of space travel" -- "Switchboards in the sky" -- "Will it rain on my parade?" -- "Reaching beyond the solar system" -- "Role of the radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) in space exploration -- "Space technology and national security" -- "Space-age archaeology" -- "Space-age guardian angels" -- "Consequences of interstellar contact" -- "Mariner : the family of NASA spacecraft that changed our understanding of the inner solar system" -- "Cosmic consequences of space exploration."
Summary Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy covers this timely and popular topic in a clear, comprehensive manner. Offering a complete presentation of the main concepts, terms, facilities, and people in astronomy, the encyclopedia pays special attention to space-based astronomy and space exploration. Broad coverage includes terms such as astrophysics, planetary science, and cosmology, as well as both American and international astronomy and space technology. Containing more than 600 entries and 15 essays, as well as approximately 250 black-and-white photographs and line illustrations, this authoritative reference provides students and teachers with a visually stimulating learning experience. Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy focuses mainly on modern astronomy and space achievements but also includes the most important accomplishments of classical astronomy. The impact of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology is presented in terms of the development of the scientific method and also with respect to philosophy. History-related entries trace the evolution of astronomy and space technology from ancient times, and selected entries discuss important observatories and organizations such as NASA, as well as contemporary events.
Subject Space astronomy -- Encyclopedias.
Astronomy -- Encyclopedias.
ISBN 0816053308 hardcover
Standard No. 9780816053308
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