Juvenile Nonfiction

How We Got to the Moon

Author: John Rocco

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 264

View: 918

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST • A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOK This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco (illustrator of the Percy Jackson series) is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks. Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong's famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there? The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes--the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers--and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment. From the shocking launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik to the triumphant splashdown of Apollo 11, Caldecott Honor winner John Rocco answers every possible question about this world-altering mission. Each challenging step in the space race is revealed, examined, and displayed through stunning diagrams, experiments, moments of crisis, and unforgettable human stories. Explorers of all ages will want to pore over every page in this comprehensive chronicle detailing the grandest human adventure of all time!
Technology & Engineering

How We Got to the Moon

Author: Marsha Freeman

Publisher: Twenty First Century Science

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 363

View: 341

Prologue by Konrad Dannenberg -- Hermann Oberth : the father of space travel -- The battle of the formulae -- From theory to experimentation -- Peenemunde : a scientific mobilization -- How the A-4 rocket became the V-2 -- Coming to America : Operation Paperclip -- The space age begins! -- Willy Ley rallies the nation for space -- Wernher von Braun : the Columbus of space -- Krafft Ehricke's extraterrestrial imperative.
Technology & Engineering

How We Got to the Moon

Author: John Rocco

Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

View: 903

This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco (illustrator of the Percy Jackson series) is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks. Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong's famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there? The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes--the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers--and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment. From the shocking launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik to the triumphant splashdown of Apollo 11, Caldecott Honor winner John Rocco answers every possible question about this world-altering mission. Each challenging step in the space race is revealed, examined, and displayed through stunning diagrams, experiments, moments of crisis, and unforgettable human stories. Explorers of all ages will want to pore over every page in this comprehensive chronicle detailing the grandest human adventure of all time!
Science

How Apollo Flew to the Moon

Author: W. David Woods

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 555

View: 253

Stung by the pioneering space successes of the Soviet Union - in particular, Gagarin being the first man in space, the United States gathered the best of its engineers and set itself the goal of reaching the Moon within a decade. In an expanding 2nd edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, David Woods tells the exciting story of how the resulting Apollo flights were conducted by following a virtual flight to the Moon and its exploration of the surface. From launch to splashdown, he hitches a ride in the incredible spaceships that took men to another world, exploring each step of the journey and detailing the enormous range of disciplines, techniques, and procedures the Apollo crews had to master. While describing the tremendous technological accomplishment involved, he adds the human dimension by calling on the testimony of the people who were there at the time. He provides a wealth of fascinating and accessible material: the role of the powerful Saturn V, the reasoning behind trajectories, the day-to-day concerns of human and spacecraft health between two worlds, the exploration of the lunar surface and the sheer daring involved in traveling to the Moon and the mid-twentieth century. Given the tremendous success of the original edition of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, the second edition will have a new chapter on surface activities, inspired by reader's comment on Amazon.com. There will also be additional detail in the existing chapters to incorporate all the feedback from the original edition, and will include larger illustrations.
Children's plays

Let's Go to the Moon

Author: Conrad Seiler

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Children's plays

Page: 58

View: 473

Fiction

Liar's Moon

Author: Philip Kimball

Publisher: Plume

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 822

A novel of the West deromanticizes the "winning" of the American frontier, using black, Native American, and female voices to retell the story.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Riverside Anthology of Children's Literature

Author: Judith Saltman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1373

View: 145

An anthology of nursery tales and rhymes, nonsense verse, poetry, folklore, mythology epics, fiction, and non-fiction from a variety of sources.
Moon

A Man on the Moon

Author: Andrew Chaikin

Publisher: Time Life Medical

ISBN:

Category: Moon

Page: 368

View: 751

A photographic history of the Apollo lunar missions as recalled by the astronauts who took part in the historic achievement. Volume one covers the years between 1962 when President Kennedy issued a challenge to send a man to the moon, to the landing of the Eagle in 1969.
Technology & Engineering

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering

Author: Travis S. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 310

View: 762

Providing the knowledge needed by practicing rocket scientists and engineers, Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering presents the history and basics of rocket theory, design, experimentation, testing, and applications. It covers an array of fields, from advanced mathematics, chemistry, and physics to logistics, systems engineering, and politics. Taking readers through the process of becoming a rocket scientist or engineer, this book supplies a hands-on understanding of the many facets of rocketry. It provides the ideal foundation for readers to continue on their journey in rocket science and engineering.
Aeronautical engineers

Twelve Seconds to the Moon

Author: Rosamond McPherson Young

Publisher: Air Force Museum Fndtn

ISBN:

Category: Aeronautical engineers

Page: 199

View: 517

Fiction

Liar's Moon

Author: Mary Anne Wilson

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 804

Technology & Engineering

Spirit of Apollo

Author:

Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 52

View: 941

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, this title includes 16 personal interviews with astronauts, managers, engineers and scientists who made the Apollo programme a success.
Friendship

I Should Have Listened to Moon

Author: Elisabeth Dyjak

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN:

Category: Friendship

Page: 144

View: 209

A twelve-year-old girl must come to terms with growing up and growing old when her best friend develops an interest in makeup and boys, and her somewhat confused and forgetful grandmother moves in to share her room.
Aboriginal Australians

Moon and Rainbow

Author: Dick Roughsey

Publisher: [Sydney] : Reed

ISBN:

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 168

View: 301

Dick Roughsey was an Australian Aboriginal artist from the Lardil language group on Mornington Island in the south-eastern Gulf of Carpentaria Queensland. His tribal name was Goobalathaldin meaning 'the ocean dancing' describing a 'rough sea'. He was an active and prominent figure involved in reviving and preserving the cultural life of the Lardil people. His best known works are a series of children's picture books that retell traditional Aboriginal stories including "The Rainbow Serpent".
English literature

Half-way to the Moon

Author: Patricia Blake

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English literature

Page: 276

View: 672

Anthology of Russian prose and verse in English translation. For contents, see Author Catalog.
Essex (England)

The Essex Review

Author: Edward Arthur Fitch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Essex (England)

Page:

View: 509