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Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Quarto. vii, , 38,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Glossary. References and Teaching Aids. Front cover scuffed, some wear to cover and spine edges. Rear cover soiled, rear flyleaf & cover creased, top corner of many pages bent. Outside our Galaxy lies the rest of the universe, populated with multitudes of galaxies and other strange denizens; this is the arena with which the young field of extragalactic astronomy concerns itself. This single-topic brochure is for high school teachers of "physical science." Using it, they may introduce their students to a vital area of modern astronomy. Our goal is to provide a sense of "what has been found out there" by extragalactic astronomers. The material is presented in three parts. Section II provides the fundamental content of extragalactic astronomy. In Section III, modern discoveries are delineated in greater detail, while Section IV summarizes the earlier discussions within the structure of the Big-Bang Theory of evolution. Each of the three sections is followed by Student Exercises (activities, laboratory projects, and questions-and-answers).
New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1974. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 256 pages. 31 Illustrations. Maps. 10 Tables. Three Appendices. Bibliography. Subjective Analysis Summary (SAS) Index. Index. DJ has slight soiling and wear. The author was a space systems analyst with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. He was also their Program Manager of Foreign (Soviet) Technology from 1968 to 1971. His intelligence assessments were used by the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the United States Air Force Foreign Technology Division.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981. Book Club Edition. 183, illus., recommended reading, index, some wear and small tears to DJ edges, some soiling to rear DJ The author was the founder of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. In this book, he recaps the astronomical setting and the early history of life, then focuses on intelligence and the brain: how the brain evolved, the way it works, how it balances instinct and reason, what it is evolving into.
Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1977. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Quarto. xiii, , 185,  pages. Wraps. Illustrations (some in color). Tables. Charts. Figures. Appendices. References. Units and Conversion factors. Small stains fore-edge, small tear front cover. Some wear to cover and spine edges. Editor Richard D. Johnson was with the NASA Ames Research Center. Editor Charles Holbrow was with Colgate University. The Technical Director, Gerard K. O'Neill of Princeton University made essential contributions by providing information based on his notes and calculations from six years of prior work on space colonization and by carefully reviewing the technical aspects of the study. Eric Burgess also made major contributions.
Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1994. Hardcover. x, , 190,  pages. Notes. Bibliography. Index. The author was a professor at Indiana University Southeast. The author examines the Kennedy administration's rhetoric to understand why Project Apollo received so little opposition. The administration's rhetoric "sold" the space project as a great frontier adventure story. By describing space as the New Frontier, the Kennedy administration shaped the way Americans interpreted and gave meaning to space exploration. The frontier narrative established a presumption in favor of massive commitments of the nation's resources to staffed space flight. The continuing influence of the frontier mythology is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the decision to develop the space shuttle program. Ultimately, the shuttle's attraction may have been the symbolic importance of the fact that the astronauts flew the craft as a plane, thereby reaffirming the rugged individualism and daring of the frontier myth.