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The How and Why Wonder Book of Planets and Interplanetary Travel by Dr. Harold J. Highland, illustrated by Denny McMains.

Published by Wonder Books in 1962.


Contents include - Shaping the Space-Age Dream / The Earth and Its Atmosphere / The Worlds Beyond Our World / Key to Planetary Exploration -- The Spaceship / The Techniques of Flight / Human Factors in Space Travel / Into Space By Stages / Other Worlds / Space-Age Guide to the Planets


48 pages / 8.1 x 11 x .25 inches / 20.8 x 28 x .5 centimeters


Please see the images above for an accurate representation of what the book looks like, but...

Some wear to the cover - particularly around the edges.

The pages are pulling away from the spine a bit, but they're still attached.


Are you on the waiting list for a rocket trip to the moon or one of the planets? You may not have long to wait, for it has already been shown that men can be sent to outer space and returned safely to earth. It is a goal of scientists to extend space explorations with rockets to the moon and beyond, with and without astronauts.

Successes in space exploration are based on the proper application of scientific facts and principles relating to the laws of motion, the mechanics of flight, outer atmosphere, the planets and our solar system, and rocket fuels. The How and Why Wonder Book of Planets and Interplanetary Travel deals with many such facts and principles in an easy-to-undertand way. Future flights into space will build on this knowledge and thus add new knowledge.

This intriguing book also explores the problems faced by scientists as they try to accomplish man's age-old dream of probing outer space. Can we use nuclear power for rocket fuel? How can we navigate a spaceship? Why are spaceships needed? Can man live on the moon? Answers to these and a multitude of other questions bring the reader up-to-date on space information. At the same time, further questions are propounded--ones for which scientists still seek answers. Thus is curiosity stimulated, and the work of science goes on.
If you are a hopeful candidate for a rocket trip, or merely an armchair observer of such events, you will find The How and Wonder Why Book of Planets an Interplanetary Travel a significant reading experience.

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