Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: -- Fascinating tales of the journeys of adventurers and explorers-- Details how these expeditions broadened our knowledge-- Illustrated with maps, paintings, drawings, and photographs
From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-7-- Aside from the sexist and inaccurate title, the U. S. and the Soviet space programs get equal time in this thoughtful, well-organized survey. Kennedy begins his narrative with a quick history of rocket science, and then describes how Sputnik 1, that " most political of celestial objects," ignited the space race, engendering the rival Mercury/Gemini, Vostok/Voskhod projects. He sprinkles his account with anecdotes and tales of disaster or near-disaster (the crew of Voskhod 2 landed in a desolate area, spent the night huddled in their capsule for fear of wolves, and eventually skied their way to safety), covering the Soviet side of the story in unusual detail, and concluding with the Apollo 1 fire and the crash of Soyuz I in 1967. Large black-and-white photos appear with frequency and are well chosen and placed, although they sometimes give the pages a gray lgray look that the brief full-color section doesn't relieve, and the simple, declarative captions are at odds with the main text's analytical thrust. This expanded view of an era that will seem to be ancient history for many students makes first-rate enrichment material.
- John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titolo: First Men in Space (World Explorers)
Casa editrice: Chelsea House Pub (T)
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Chelsea House Pub (T), 1992. Condizione libro: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP93002812
Descrizione libro Chelsea House Pub (T), 1992. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP96702087
Descrizione libro Chelsea House Pub (T), 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0791015483
Descrizione libro Chelsea House Pub (T), 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0791015483