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Solar Sails -- a novel approach to interplanetary travel
Vulpetti, Giovanni & Johnson, Les & Matloff, Gergory,
ISBN: 0387344047
Copernicus Books (Springer-Verlag), New Jersey, 2008. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. The book is secondhand, and has been protected since purchase, and there is no damage to describe, no annotations. The book is illustrated with many drawings, black-and-white photographs in text, a section of colour plates, and has a glossary, further reading list, and is indexed. The first part of this book describes exploration in waterborne sailing ships, then moves quickly into details of the space vehicle propulsion, and as the authors point out space sailing is "free" . there is also discussion on advanced space vehicle propulsion system such as nuclear, solar electric, nuclear electric and Anti-matter rockets. The second part of the book describes various Sail systems using either sunlight or the "solar wind". The fourth section of the book goes into details of space sailing technology for the more technical reader. Paraphrasing the dust jacket Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Spaceflight; ISBN: 0387344047. ISBN/EAN: 9780387344041. Inventory No: 0274448. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0274448  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Space
Michener, James A.,
ISBN: 0394505557
Random House, New York, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Acknowledgements, The Four Families, The Solid Six Astronauts and The Others. Illustrated and pages, both different: front-end page showing a map of the continental United States and the various places mentioned within the text, and the rear end pages are illustrated with the flight of Apollo 18. Navy blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt embossed author's initials to the top edge of the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with white, blue and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear panel. A retelling, in fiction form, of the American space programme culminating in the Apollo flights, and, stepping on the Moon. Rubbing of the back strip with a crease that runs its full length. Rubbing of the book corners with age toning of the text block edges. Chipping of the top back strip edge with a little creasing to all edges. Rubbing of the panels with sunning of the back strip. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [7], VIII - X, [5], 3 - 622, [6] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Spaceflight; United States; ISBN: 0394505557. ISBN/EAN: 9780394505558. Inventory No: 0125189. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0125189  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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