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Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now

Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now

This special edition of Apollo in Perspective marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings in 1969. Updated and revised throughout, it takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon, in addition to a ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780367263331
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Published 16 August 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
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Author(s) By Allday, Jonathan
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ISBN-13 9780367263331
ISBN-10 0367263335
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint CRC Press
Publication Date 16 August 2019
International Publication Date 25 July 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) By Allday, Jonathan
Category Astrophysics
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Astronautics
Number of Pages 232
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Space flight, SCIENCE / Astrophysics & Space Science, SCIENCE / Physics, TECHNOLOGY / Engineering / Mechanical
NBS Text Physics
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 629.45
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This special edition of Apollo in Perspective marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings in 1969. Updated and revised throughout, it takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon, in addition to a new chapter looking forward to the future of modern spaceflight in returning to the Moon and going on to Mars. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, it explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight. This is an excellent introduction to astronautics for anyone interested in space and spaceflight. Features: Accessible, written in a friendly and informal style Contains real world examples and case studies Updated throughout, with new chapters on the future of human spaceflight and the Apollo missions.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for the first edition: An ideal summary of NASA's Apollo program and a good spaceflight primer. Highly recommended. -W.E.Howard III, Universities Space Research Association ... a book which should fascinate and stimulate the next generation of physics students. Written with an almost naive simplicity, yet backed up at every stage with an explanation of the basic physics and technology, Allday examines not only how NASA reached the Moon in 1969, but the viability of all the subsequent proposals for continuing the journey on to Mars and beyond. He explains with startling clarity that manned bases on Mars, which has a similar day/night cycle to Earth's, are much more practical than on the Moon. -Astronomy Now Written in a friendly and informal style, this very readable book will serve as an excellent introduction to astronautics for teenagers/school students interested in space, science teachers, and general science readers. All school libraries should have a copy of this book. -Spaceflight ... all handled very nicely and the text is spiced with real-world examples and illustrated with clear diagrams and black-and-white photos. -Earth Space Review
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jonathan Allday teaches physics at Woodhouse Grove School where he is also Director of Digital Strategy. After taking his first degree in physics at Cambridge, he moved to Liverpool University where he gained a PhD in particle physics in 1989. While carrying out his research, he joined with a group of academics and teachers working on an optional syllabus to be incorporated into A-level Physics. This new option was designed to bring students up to date on advances in particle physics and cosmology. An examining board accepted the syllabus in 1993 and now similar components appear on most advanced courses and some aimed at GCSE level. Shortly after this, Jonathan started work on Quarks, Leptons and the Big Bang, published by CRC Press and now in its 3rd edition, which was intended as a rigorous but accessible introduction to these topics. Since then he has also written Apollo in Perspective; Quantum Reality; and Space-time: An Introduction to Einstein's Theory of Gravity also published by CRC, as well as co-authoring various textbooks for 16+ level, most prominently Advanced Physics from the well-respected OUP series of Advanced Science books. He is also active writing articles for Physics Review which is a journal intended for 16+ physicists. Outside of teaching physics, Jonathan has a keen interest in cricket and Formula 1, although no ability in either sport. He and his wife Carolyn live in Yorkshire and spend a reasonable amount of time wandering the country following their three children in their sporting endeavours. While his eldest son somehow found his way into Accountancy via Psychology, his middle son is reading Physics at Bristol and his youngest is completing A levels and hoping to read philosophy. Space has always been one of his main interests, which he dates to watching the Apollo missions happening live.

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