Monday, March 9, 2009

The Boys' Book of Rockets (1947)

Yates, Raymond F. Illustrated by Yates, Raymond F. The Boy's Book of Rockets. New York: Harper and Brothers. (131 p.) 22 cm.

A primer on rocket theory as well as a history of rocket research up to the time. Written from the point of view that we will go into space soon and here are the problems that must be solved. Chapter 3 is entitled, "And So to the Moon" laying out exactly what can be expected. It has no "space art" but is interesting in being a children's book that presents a realistic view of space travel.

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