Friday, February 20, 2009

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Science (1965)

Here is one that you have probably never seen unless you grew up in England and saw it as a child.

Walt Disney's wonderful world of science :a child's first book of the world we live in. London : Young World Productions, 30 p. : 34 cm.

Disney did a number of science publications based on their science films in the late 1950s. Most of the science changed in the 1960s but the illustrations were recycled in this book.
Of interest to me was re-use of the Man in Space, and Tomorrow the Moon illustrations. Since this book was written after manned space flight had started and the illustrations were done before manned flight, the text does not exactly match the illustrations. It captures a moment when reality almost outpaced imagination.

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