New book – Space Exploration and Humanity – due out this month

A new book is due out this month titled:

Space Exploration and Humanity: A Historical Encyclopedia. History Committee of the American Astronautical Society. Stephen B. Johnson, General Editor.

The publisher web site says:

A complete history of human endeavors in space, from the first rocketry experiments to the present, encompassing the space programs of all participating countries, and offering expansive coverage of scientific, technical, political, and social issues.

Born of unquenchable curiosity, fueled by astounding technology, the exploration of space is one of humankind’s definitive achievements. As history, it offers real-life drama no fiction can match—a multigenerational global saga filled with vivid and eccentric personalities, high stakes politics, bold scientific leaps, and legend-in-the-making tales of courage, heartbreak, failure, and triumph.

In two expertly written volumes, Space Exploration and Humanity: A Historical Encyclopedia covers all aspects of space flight in all participating nations, ranging from the Cold War–era beginnings of the space race to the lunar landings and the Apollo-Soyuz mission; from the Shuttle disasters and the Hubble telescope to Galileo, the Mars Rover, and the International Space Station.

Produced in conjunction with the History Committee of the American Astronautical Society, this work divides its coverage into six sections, each beginning with an overview essay, followed by an alphabetically organized series of entries. Whether investigating a specific issue or event or tracing an overarching historic trend, students and general readers will find this an invaluable resource for launching their study of one of humanity’s most extraordinary endeavors.

It can be ordered from Amazon.

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~ by tellinghistory on August 1, 2008.

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