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Countdown A History of Space Flight

by T.A. Heppenheimer

Countdown A History of Space Flight Synopsis

T. A. Heppenheimer's acclaimed chronicle of rockets, politics, and the pioneers who dared to reach beyond humanity's limits. The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and best written history of space flight there is. -The Times (London) A lively account of the development of space activities in the U.S. and the Soviet Union ...as good a one-volume overview of space as exists. -Scientific American. Countdown is by far the best history of space flight I have ever read. It is detailed, lucidly written for the layman, and full of fascinating stories.-Adrian Berry, Daily Telegraph. Science writer Heppenheimer's readable account provides a timely historical overview of the early visionaries, the engineers, and the geopolitical forces that placed men on the moon and created today's aerospace industry...A thoughtful analysis that is highly recommended.-Library Journal. By far the most significant and technically insightful account of the ventures into the space environment I have seen...[Heppenheimer] concentrates unerringly on key elements, both technical and managerial, in this account of man's initial space ventures. -Lee Atwood, Former president and chairman, North American Aviation Corporation. Like a skilled artisan, Heppenheimer weaves social, political, scientific, technological, military, and economic threads of the history of space flight into a tapestry that reveals fascinating patterns and themes. -Publishers Weekly

Countdown A History of Space Flight Press Reviews

A lively account of the development of space activities in the U.S. and the Soviet Union ... as good a one-volume overview of space as exists. -Scientific American If you've already got loads of books on the history of space flight, great news: you can give them all to Oxfam ... All you need now is this, the most comprehensive, up-to-date and best written history of space flight there is. -The Times (London) By far the most significant and technically insightful account of the ventures into the space environment I have seen. -Lee Atwood, former president and chairman, North American Aviation By far the best history of space flight I have ever read. It is detailed, lucidly written for the layman, and full of fascinating stories. -Adrian Berry, Daily Telegraph

Book Information

ISBN: 9780471291053
Publication date: 15th March 1999
Author: T.A. Heppenheimer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 420 pages
Categories: Astronautics, History of science, History of engineering & technology, Aerospace & aviation technology,

About T.A. Heppenheimer

T. A. HEPPENHEIMER, Ph.D., has written extensively on aerospace, business, and the history of technology. A frequent contributor to Discover, Forbes, Nature, Omni, and American Heritage magazines, he is the author of six previous books, including Turbulent Skies: The History of Commercial Aviation (Wiley). Dr. Heppenheimer divides his time between Fountain Valley, California, and West Palm Beach, Florida.

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