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Pioneers in Astronomy and Space Exploration.

By: Publishing, Britannica Educational.
Contributor(s): Anderson, Michael.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Inventors and Innovators: Publisher: Chicago : Britannica Educational Publishing, 2013Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (143 p.).ISBN: 9781615307425.Subject(s): Astronautics -- History -- Juvenile literature | Astronomers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Astronomy -- History -- Juvenile literature | Astrophysicists -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Pioneers in Astronomy and Space ExplorationDDC classification: 520.92/2 | 520.922 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 Eudoxus of Cnidus; Chapter 2 Aristotle; Chapter 3 Aristarchus of Samos; Chapter 4 Hipparchus; Chapter 5 Ptolemy; Chapter 6 Nicolaus Copernicus; Chapter 7 Tycho Brahe; Chapter 8 Galileo; Chapter 9 Johannes Kepler; Chapter 10 Gian Domenico Cassini; Chapter 11 Christiaan Huygens; Chapter 12 Isaac Newton; Chapter 13 Edmond Halley; Chapter 14 William Herschel; Chapter 15 Pierre-Simon Laplace; Chapter 16 John Herschel; Chapter 17 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky; Chapter 18 Robert H. Goddard; Chapter 19 Edwin Powell Hubble
Chapter 20 Hermann OberthChapter 21 Jan Hendrik Oort; Chapter 22 Gerard Peter Kuiper; Chapter 23 Wernher Von Braun; Chapter 24 James A. Van Allen; Chapter 25 John H. Glenn, Jr.; Chapter 26 Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; Chapter 27 Buzz Aldrin; Chapter 28 Neil Armstrong; Chapter 29 John W. Young; Chapter 30 Michael Collins; Chapter 31 Edward H. White II; Chapter 32 Yury Gagarin; Chapter 33 Aleksey ArkhipovichLeonov; Chapter 34 Valentina Tereshkova; Chapter 35 Robert Laurel Crippen; Chapter 36 Christa Corrigan McAuliffe; Chapter 37 Sally Ride; Conclusion; Glossary; For More Information
For Further ReadingIndex; Back Cover
Summary: The pioneers of astronomy and space exploration have advanced humankind's understanding of the universe. These individuals include earthbound theorists such as Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Galileo, as well as those who put their lives on the line travelling into the great unknown. Readers chronicle the lives of individuals positioned at the vanguard of astronomical discovery, laying the groundwork for space exploration past, present, and yet to come.
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Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 Eudoxus of Cnidus; Chapter 2 Aristotle; Chapter 3 Aristarchus of Samos; Chapter 4 Hipparchus; Chapter 5 Ptolemy; Chapter 6 Nicolaus Copernicus; Chapter 7 Tycho Brahe; Chapter 8 Galileo; Chapter 9 Johannes Kepler; Chapter 10 Gian Domenico Cassini; Chapter 11 Christiaan Huygens; Chapter 12 Isaac Newton; Chapter 13 Edmond Halley; Chapter 14 William Herschel; Chapter 15 Pierre-Simon Laplace; Chapter 16 John Herschel; Chapter 17 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky; Chapter 18 Robert H. Goddard; Chapter 19 Edwin Powell Hubble

Chapter 20 Hermann OberthChapter 21 Jan Hendrik Oort; Chapter 22 Gerard Peter Kuiper; Chapter 23 Wernher Von Braun; Chapter 24 James A. Van Allen; Chapter 25 John H. Glenn, Jr.; Chapter 26 Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; Chapter 27 Buzz Aldrin; Chapter 28 Neil Armstrong; Chapter 29 John W. Young; Chapter 30 Michael Collins; Chapter 31 Edward H. White II; Chapter 32 Yury Gagarin; Chapter 33 Aleksey ArkhipovichLeonov; Chapter 34 Valentina Tereshkova; Chapter 35 Robert Laurel Crippen; Chapter 36 Christa Corrigan McAuliffe; Chapter 37 Sally Ride; Conclusion; Glossary; For More Information

For Further ReadingIndex; Back Cover

The pioneers of astronomy and space exploration have advanced humankind's understanding of the universe. These individuals include earthbound theorists such as Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Galileo, as well as those who put their lives on the line travelling into the great unknown. Readers chronicle the lives of individuals positioned at the vanguard of astronomical discovery, laying the groundwork for space exploration past, present, and yet to come.

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Gr 5-7-From Galileo and Isaac Newton to Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride, the 37 historical figures systematically profiled here form a roster of thinkers, observers, and doers who probed the high frontier and went-in one way or another-where none had gone before. These are the giants on whose shoulders the explorers of today can stand. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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