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Aeronautics & Astronautics

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  • A Fire on the Moonby Norman Mailer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Mailer's superb account, written as it was happening, of the first attempt to land men on the moon 'Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.' A Fire on the Moon tells the scarcely credible story of the Apollo 11 mission. It is suffused with Mailer's obsession both with the astronauts themselves and with his own anxieties... more...

  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earthby Chris Hadfield

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 16.54

    An Astronaut?s Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality more...

  • One Small Stepby David Whitehouse

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    The most up-to-date history of man in space, researched by a NASA insider from astronaut interviews, diaries and speeches. more...

  • Jet Pioneersby Tim Kershaw

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    In April 1941 Britain's first jet left the ground at a grass airfield 4 miles from Gloucester Cathedral. It was the start of a revolution in air travel, military and civilian. During the 1940s Britain's first-ever jet aircraft, the world's first jet fighter in squadron service and the first jet to hold the world air-speed record were all designed,... more...

  • Slide Ruleby Nevil Shute Norway

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.94

    Nevil Shute was a power and a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute's path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many... more...

  • Human Factors in Aviationby Eduardo Salas; Florian Jentsch; Dan Maurino

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 106.95

    This edited textbook is a fully updated and expanded version of the highly successful first edition of Human Factors in Aviation . Written for the widespread aviation community - students, engineers, scientists, pilots, managers, government personnel, etc., HFA offers a comprehensive overview of the topic, taking readers from the general to the specific,... more...

  • Wings On My Sleeveby Captain Eric Brown

    Orion 2008; US$ 23.28

    Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany in 1939, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realizing he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve: and the rest is history. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying... more...

  • Make: Rocketsby Mike Westerfield

    Maker Media, Inc 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own... more...

  • Threats, Risks and Sustainabilityby Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Charlotte Mathieu; Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

    Springer 2009; US$ 169.00

    Development is challenged by, at least until 2050, a strong population, more severe environmental strains, growing mobility, and dwindling energy resources. All these factors will lead to serious consequences for humankind. more...

  • Putting the 'I' in IHYby Barbara J. Thompson

    Springer 2009; US$ 239.00

    Presents the international aspects and achievements of the 'International Heliophysical Year (IHY) 2007'. This book shows how much astronomy contributes to the basis of knowledge society as today's concept for mastering the future. more...