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253 pages : illustrations ; 37 cm
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431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of illustrations
  • List of tables
  • Introduction
  • Part One. The Surveillance of Outer Space and the Russian Empire. 1. Envisioning the biological universe ; 2. Mystical economies of earth and space ; 3. The mechanics of interplanetary travel
  • Part Two. The Mastery of Time and the Bolshevik Revolution. 4. Lyrical cosmism of the Russian Revolution ; 5. The pioneers and the spaceflight imperative ; 6. Rocket spaceships as science fictions ; 7. The origins and ends of life on earth
  • Part Three. The Rise of Rocket Science and the Soviet Union. 8. The first foundations of astronautics ; 9. A race into the stratosphere ; 10. Stalinism and the genesis of cosmonautics
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index.
Rockets and Revolution offers a multifaceted study of the race toward space in the first half of the twentieth century, examining how the Russian, European, and American pioneers competed against one another in the early years to acquire the fundamentals of rocket science, engineer simple rockets, and ultimately prepare the path for human spaceflight. Between 1903 and 1953, Russia matured in radical and dramatic ways as the tensions and expectations of the Russian revolution drew it both westward and spaceward. European and American industrial capacities became the models to imitate and to surpass. The burden was always on Soviet Russia to catch up--enough to achieve a number of remarkable "firsts" in these years, from the first national rocket society to the first comprehensive surveys of spaceflight. Russia rose to the challenges of its Western rivals time and again, transcending the arenas of science and technology and adapting rocket science to popular culture, science fiction, political ideology, and military programs. While that race seemed well on its way to achieving the goal of space travel and exploring life on other planets, during the second half of the twentieth century these scientific advances turned back on humankind with the development of the intercontinental ballistic missile and the coming of the Cold War.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803255227 20160618
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xiii, 306 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm
  • Casualties of war
  • Tsunami of change
  • In search of peace
  • Finding my wings
  • Taming the beast
  • Failure is not an option
  • Back home
  • Tail rotor strike
  • Happy to be on the ground
  • Pushing the limits
  • Invisible death
  • Looking for perfection
  • Nature's way
  • Time to move on
  • Back to reality
  • On a high
  • Win some, lose some
  • Are we really helping
  • Facing fear
  • The brink of extinction
  • High alert
  • Feeling helpless
  • Losing the battle.
John Bassi has dedicated most of his life to the plight of wildlife in Africa. Raised in north eastern Zimbabwe, he was inspired by a life of living and working in wilderness areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Learning about the cruel realities of war and human greed, he made a vow to devote his life to protecting nature. Fuelled by a passion for wilderness and aviation, John Bassi embarked on a challenging and fascinating journey through the birth, growth and change of South Africa's game capture industry. Translocation projects, wildlife research, and veterinary and breeding projects expose him to the shape, form and movement of African wildlife on a daily basis. John specialised in operating helicopters and has become one of the leading game capture pilots and conservationists in the country. John has stood at the forefront of the industry and has accumulated over sixteen thousand hours of flying throughout Southern Africa. On the flip side, he has been witness to elements that hide commercial exploitation under the guise of conservation and he has seen the degradation of some of South Africa's pristine wilderness areas; an all too familiar sight echoing the ruin of his beloved Zimbabwe. John has incorporated his extensive knowledge and skill into providing a unique helicopter platform for wildlife research projects, large-scale anthrax vaccinating, aerial game censuses, radio tracking, ecological surveys, helicopter safaris, conservation education and everything else imaginable with regards to rotorcraft aviation. Inspiration gleaned from years of working hands-on with African wildlife is reflected in John's wild- life bronze sculptures, always in motion. John has written published articles on aviation, expeditions and conservation and, since February 2002, has been writing articles for the monthly aviation magazine SA Flyer. John Bassi's contribution to our natural heritage has been immeasurable, a legacy made all the more admirable considering how few possess the passion, expertise and empathy required to be an exceptional wildlife helicopter pilot.
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239 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
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5. Aviation news [2011 - ]

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volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
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291 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 35 cm.
  • Fledgling years
  • Settler pioneers
  • Chosen instrument
  • Crucible of war
  • Political experiment
  • East African Airways
  • Africa claims its own
  • Jet age
  • Era of privatisation
  • Infinite horizons.
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525 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
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95 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 x 31 cm.
54 unique cars convey the incessant changing of tastes and technology from post WWII to the present day.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788842216957 20160604
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191 p. : col. ill. ; 33 cm.
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239 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
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255 p. : ill. (principalement en coul.) ; 34 cm.
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256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 29 cm.
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351 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 38 cm.
For more than a century before 1957, scientists and adventurers dreamed about the exploration of space and designed rockets and vehicles to make it possible, but the real space age began on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite. Until then, America's space exploration had been entrusted to the military, but immediately following Sputnik, the United States began to plan for the first civilian space agency. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was officially born on July 29, 1958."America in Space" is a visual history of NASA, from its early days as a pioneer in supersonic flight, through the first manned space missions of the 1960s, to the shuttle and international space station missions that are still underway. It also covers NASA's exploration of the Solar System using unmanned probes and the imagery from satellite telescopes like Hubble.In fall 2007, NASA begins to celebrate its 50th Anniversary and Abrams is privileged to publish the official visual history of its many achievements in manned and unmanned space travel. Written and edited by a team of experienced NASA staffers and illustrated with many unpublished and rare images from the voluminous NASA archives scattered across the country, "America in Space" offers an unparalleled view of the human need to explore unknown places.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810993730 20160528
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110 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
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15. Qian Xuesen shu xin [2007]

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10 v. : ports., facsims. ; 31 cm.
  • v. 1. 1955.6-1984.8
  • v. 2. 1984.9-1985.11
  • v. 3. 1985.12-1987.7
  • v. 4. 1987.8-1989.7
  • v. 5. 1989.8-1991.4
  • v. 6. 1991.5-1992.10
  • v. 7. 1992.11-1993.12
  • v. 8. 1994.1-1994.12
  • v. 9. 1995.1-1996.3
  • v. 10. 1996.4-2000.11.
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176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 x 26 cm.
  • No definite chapters, (other than the general headings of years 1950 1967, 1968 1979, 1979 1990 and Campers) rather a blend of brochures developing the story over the pages, year by year, and covered by an index at the back of the volume. Thanks to this approach, it will be possible to concentrate on Reuters artwork, for the story of the emergence of the many variations of the basic Transporter mostly relates to the Reuters era. In the planning stage, I see Campers as a separate story-- as for many years they weren t an official part of the Transporter range. It is intended to include a technical spec for each model as the advances came. (Reproducing the style of VW s own tech spec contained at the end of many brochures).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845840259 20160528
Visit any VW show and what do you find? Correct - wall-to-wall Campers. Interest in the numerous conversions offered over the years spirals ever-upwards as do asking prices for even the most dilapidated examples of the first three generations and 40-years of VW Bus conversions. But are there books to match? No not that is until this encyclopaedic volume was conceived. As a direct consequence of the lack of print available, author Richard Copping has collected a wealth of contemporary brochures from all the leading converters, knitted them together and produced a unique and vibrant story of the VW Camper from the first and often rustic conversions of the 1950s to the sophisticated homes on wheels of the late 1980s. Stripping out the original text, Richard has carefully replaced it with his own lively yet informative story - while carefully retaining both the popular look and nostalgic feel of the age. From the untangling of the many stories that contributed to VW Camper history to a restorer s dream of detailed specifications and from the quirkiest of marketing strategies amazingly and endearingly primitive in the 1950s to suavely sophisticated in the latter days, if the word Camper is in it, its covered. The meticulous reproduction of advertising brochures many of which can easily be the best part of 50-years old make this a hard to put down coffee table volume for some - a book with very much in vogue nostalgic visual appeal. For others, the lure of a lively and informative story peppered with carefully detailed pictures will ensure the book is a useful reference to visit over and over again. Richard Copping's extensive collection of rarely seen advertising material provides a unique background to a much-needed book designed to delight the multitude of VW Camper fans far and wide.
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317 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Alec Issigonis, the brilliant British designer of the Morris Minor and the Mini, is one of the commanding figures in the history of automobile design and engineering. His ingenious and effective designs had a deep, lasting influence on the evolution of the motor car and on the wider history of industrial design, and he deserves to be ranked with the other giants of the field like Ferdinand Porsche in Germany and Dante Giacosa in Italy. But, until now, Issigonis's career as an engineer and designer, and his strong, single-minded character, have never been the subject of a full-length biography. Jonathan Wood's meticulously researched, penetrating study of this flawed genius of automobile design offers a rounded portrait of his life and work, and places him squarely in the context of his times. Vivid recollections of Issigonis's contemporaries, combined with a critical reassessment of his output, create a balanced view of a remarkable, controversial man. The author also offers a behind-the-scenes impression of the personal and corporate struggles within the declining British car industry, a complex process in which Issigonis played a famous role.
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204 p. ; 23 cm.
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239 p. ; 20 cm.
Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937) earned her pilot's wings in her early twenties and became the best-known female aviator of her time-probably of all time. In 1928, as a passenger in the Fokker tri-motor "Friendship, " she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane. Four years later, she flew the ocean solo, duplicating Charles Lindbergh's much-heralded 1927 flight. During her two-decade career as a pilot, Earhart set altitude records, speed records, and transcontinental flight records and was the first person to solo the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to California, and the first to fly an autogiro (predecessor to today's helicopter) across the country. In 1937, Earhart attempted to fly around the world at the Equator but, just days before her fortieth birthday, she vanished, together with navigator Fred Noonan, en route to tiny Howland Island in the Pacific. President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the largest ocean search ever undertaken but no trace of the Lockheed Electra nor of Earhart and Noonan was found. The circumstances of their disappearance have yet to be unravelled but searches by independent individuals and groups continue, and the new technologies being employed may eventually solve the mystery.
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267 p. : ill., facsims. ; 23 cm.
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