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New York: Random House, 1998. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xviii, 723,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Sources. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Publisher's ephemera laid in. This comprehensive account of the space age is based on 175 interviews with Russian and American scientists and engineers, on archival documents, and on nearly three decades of reporting on aviation and space. William E. Burrows is an American author and journalism professor emeritus. He is also Director Emeritus of the Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University. He is the author of twelve books and numerous articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Foreign Affairs, Harvard Magazine, Harper's and other publications. Burrows was the only non-scientist on the National Research Council's Near-Earth Object Survey and Detection Panel. In recognition of his distinguished career and expertise, a Main Belt asteroid has been named after him, and he is a recipient of the American Astronautical Society John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award, among other honors.
New York: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1981. presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. v, ,132,  pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Annotated Bibliography. Substantial ink underlining noted. Pencil erasure residue on fep and title page. This report was prepared under the auspices of the Space Systems Technical Committee and with the support of the Life Sciences Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The editor, George V. Butler was an executive with the McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company's Space Division during the Apollo program.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , xiii, , 301,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Planetary Radar Astronomy Publications. A Note on Sources. Interviews. Technical Essay: Planetary Radar Astronomy. Abbreviations. For Further Reading. Index. About the Author. This is one of the NASA History Series. Dr. Butrica received his doctorate from the Iowa State University's History of Science and Technology program. He is a professional research historian and the author of numerous books and articles. He has been an invited lecturer at prestigious academic institutions and is a member of a number of professional bodies. The past 50 years prior to the publication of this work had brought forward a unique capability to conduct research and expand scientific knowledge of the Solar System through the use of radar to conduct planetary astronomy. This technology involves the aiming of a carefully controlled radio signal at a planet (or some other Solar System target, such as a planetary satellite, asteroid, or a ring system), detecting its echo, and analyzing the information that the echo carries. This capability has contributed to the scientific knowledge of the Solar System in two fundamental ways. Most directly, planetary radars can produce images of target surfaces otherwise hidden from sight and can furnish other kinds of information about target surface features. Radar also can provide highly accurate measurements of a target's rotational and orbital motions. Such measurements are obviously invaluable for the navigation of Solar System exploratory spacecraft, a principal activity of NASA since its inception in 1958.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, 1997. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxxiv, 321,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Tables. Reading list. Chronology. Index. Andrew J. Butrica, a graduate of the doctoral program in the history of science and technology at Iowa State University, is a research historian and author of numerous articles and papers on the history of electricity and electrical engineering in the United States and France and the history of science and technology in nineteenth-century France. He is the author of a corporate history, Out of Thin Air: A History of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., 1940-1990, published by Praeger in 1990, and a co-editor of The Papers of Thomas Edison: Vol. I: The Making of an Inventor, 1847-1873, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 1989. Prior to writing this history of planetary radar astronomy, Dr. Butrica was a research fellow with the Center for Research in the History of Science and Technology, Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie (La Villette), Paris.
New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2006. First U.S. Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, 370,  pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. Ink marks and highlighting noted. Deborah Cadbury is a British author, historian and television producer with the BBC. She has won many international awards for her documentaries including an Emmy Award. Cadbury joined the BBC in 1978 as a trainee. She went on to produce films for the BBC's Horizon strand and won awards for her investigations. Her Horizon film, Assault on the Male, launched a worldwide scientific research campaign into environmental oestrogens, hormone-mimicking chemicals potentially impacting human health, and led to her book, The Feminization of Nature. She moved into history programming in 2003 as the series producer of the BAFTA-nominated drama documentary series, Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. The series was notable for combining live action with CGI, created by Gareth Edwards, and was described as "a ground breaking achievement" by the Times. In 2005 she produced the docudrama series, Space Race, the BBC's first co-production between Russia and the United States with unique access to the Russian side of the story. As an executive producer, Cadbury continued her investigation of Cold War espionage in her BBC series Nuclear Secrets, which explored the race for supremacy through pivotal personal stories of such nuclear scientists as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, and Andrei Sakharov.
New York: Pyramid Books, 1961. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. 192 pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Appendix 1 and 2 (Glossary of Space Terms). Name stamped inside front cover. Some page discoloration. Martin Caidin (September 14, 1927 – March 24, 1997) was an American author and an authority on aeronautics and aviation. Caidin began writing fiction during 1957, and authored more than 50 fiction and nonfiction books, as well as more than 1,000 magazine articles. His best-known novel is Cyborg, which was the basis for The Six Million Dollar Man franchise. He also wrote numerous works of military history, especially concerning aviation. Caidin flew with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron for several months, and was made an honorary member of the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute demonstration team. Additionally, Caidin twice won the Aviation/Space Writers Association award for the outstanding author on aviation. Caidin also established a company with the purpose of promoting aeronautics to young people.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Three volumes in 4 bindings. Volume II is in two parts. 27 cm. NASA special publication no. 374. Includes Illustrations. Index. Highlighting/underlining. DJ has some wear and soiling, with small tears and chips. Some pencil underlining noted. Melvin Ellis Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997) was an American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham, for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He spent most of his five-decade career at the University of California, Berkeley. He was founder and Director of the Laboratory of Chemical Biodynamics and simultaneously Associate Director of Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, where he conducted much of his research until his retirement in 1980.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Volume II Book II ONLY. 27 cm. NASA special publication no. 374. Includes Illustrations. Index. DJ wear, soiling, tears, and chips. Melvin Ellis Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997) was an American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham, for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He spent most of his five-decade career at the University of California, Berkeley. He was founder and Director of the Laboratory of Chemical Biodynamics and simultaneously Associate Director of Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, where he conducted much of his research until retiring in 1980. Lieutenant General Oleg Georgievich Gazenko (December 12, 1918 – November 17, 2007) was a scientist, general in the Soviet Air Force and the former director of the Institute of Biomedical Problems in Moscow. He was a leading scientist behind the Soviet animals in space programs, he selected and trained Laika, the dog who flew on the Sputnik 2 mission.
Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, 2000. First English Language Edition. First Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. 213,  pages. Illustrations (most in color). Format is approximately 9 inches by 11 inches. This work was first published in Italian as Abitare Io Spazio in 1998. Cover has slight wear and soiling. "Living in Space" tells the story of the orbital pioneers of the past and the fascinating future that now lies open before us. It narrates this century old story that combines science fiction stories, scientific and technological breakthroughs, political intrigue and imaginative ideas where fantasy, imagination and adventure are basic ingredients for every past and future endeavor. With the aide of numerous pictures, some published for the first time, we have the full story of the successes and disasters, of how courageous astronauts lived and, above all, what future living conditions will be like in the near future.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 352 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (some in color). Index. Cover has wear, chips, tears and soiling. Derived from a Kirkus review: The Astronauts are our new heroes, "part pilot, part engineer, part explorer, part scientist, " They're also, organization men supreme, sounding remarkably alike. The book presents the seven essaying why they joined Project Mercury (the reasons embrace pride in country and in self), the meaning of teamwork and training, the physical and psychological exams (almost all make sub rosa cracks re headshrinkers), and, most important, a full-scale record of the preparations for and enactment of the first sub-orbital and orbital take-offs by participants Shepard and Grissom, Glenn and Carpenter. It's the latters' accounts which prove the most exciting and exemplary, especially the Friendship 7 flight. So for all the Redstone, Atlas, Canaveral, NASA details and all the challenges and courageous responses shown. The book is a rewarding revelation.
Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1997. Collector's Edition, Number 1103 of 3000. Hardcover. , 352 pages. Frontis (color). Illustrations. (some in color). Index. Removed from original shrinkwrap for cataloguing. The Easton Press's books are known for their elegant covers. Each book has the following features: Bound in genuine leather; Spine accented with 22 kt gold; Printed on archival paper; and Gilded page edges. The special contents of this edition were copyrighted in 1997 by The Easton Press. Facsimile signatures of Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, and John Glenn on front cover. Authentic signatures of Carpenter, Cooper and Glenn are on the Collector's Edition page above the number of the limited edition. Laid in are Certificates of Authenticity signed by Carpenter and dated 6 Nov., 1996, Cooper and dated 13 Nov 96, and Glenn dated 12-4-96 . Each signature was witnessed, Cooper's by Susan Cooper. The certificate indicated that the Authors received 25 additional unnumbered copies over and above the 3000 individually numbered copies. The Certificates are also signed by Roy S. Pfeil, Publisher. Thus, there are two Carpenter. Cooper, and Glenn autographs each! Also laid in is an unattached Easton bookplate.