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Ten Short Lessons

Paul Parsons

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An expert yet easy-to-understand examination of space travel, from the first human voyages to the goals of future endeavors.

In Space Travel: Ten Short Lessons, Paul Parsons takes us on an exhilarating journey to examine the game-changing discoveries in the history of space exploration that have illuminated the darkest corners of our universe.

From the amazing technology that has enabled us to look beyond the clouds to the development of rockets and spacecraft during the twentieth century that led to missions to the moon and beyond, to the space tourism of the twenty-first century, this is a…

An expert yet easy-to-understand examination of space travel, from the first human voyages to the goals of future endeavors.

In Space Travel: Ten Short Lessons, Paul Parsons takes us on an exhilarating journey to examine the game-changing discoveries in the history of space exploration that have illuminated the darkest corners of our universe.

From the amazing technology that has enabled us to look beyond the clouds to the development of rockets and spacecraft during the twentieth century that led to missions to the moon and beyond, to the space tourism of the twenty-first century, this is a cutting-edge, expert-led guide for curious minds.

About the series: The Pocket Einstein series is a collection of essential pocket-sized guides for anyone looking to understand a little more about some of the most relevant science that affects us all in the twenty-first century. Broken down into ten simple lessons and written by leading experts in their field, the books reveal the ten most important takeaways from those areas of science we should all know more about.

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7
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192
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9781421439747
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35 b&w illus.
Table of Contents

Introduction
Lesson 1: How Far We've Come
Lesson 2: How to Leave the Planet
Lesson 3: Use the Force
Lesson 4: How to Stay Alive in Space
Lesson 5: When to Let the Machines Take Over
Lesson 6: Space Is Big

Introduction
Lesson 1: How Far We've Come
Lesson 2: How to Leave the Planet
Lesson 3: Use the Force
Lesson 4: How to Stay Alive in Space
Lesson 5: When to Let the Machines Take Over
Lesson 6: Space Is Big Business
Lesson 7: The Next Giant Leap Has Already Begun
Lesson 8: It's a Small Solar System
Lesson 9: There's No Place Like Space
Lesson 10: How to Reach the Stars
Glossary
Further Reading
Index

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Paul Parsons

Theoretical cosmologist Paul Parsons (AYLESBURY, UK) is a quantitative analyst for Botsphere and a freelance science writer whose work has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Men's Health, National Geographic, and elsewhere. He is the author of The Science of Doctor Who and How to Destroy the Universe: And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Physics.