Monday, August 3, 2009

Earth Satellites (1956)

Not really a children's book but rather a general level book. Maybe the first popular book about satellites. It was probably published in response to announcement of the IGY project in 1957.

Earth satellites. Patrick Moore 1956, 1955 [1st American ed.]
157 p. illus. 22 cm. New York, W.W. Norton

First published in London in 1955 under title: Earth satellite; the new satellite projects explained.

1 comment:

  1. John,

    The Geis illustrations (not in the UK edition), are funny and brighten-up a rather dull text. His two-page spoof of the Fred Freeman space station cutaway from from 'Beyond the Space Frontier' is wonderful - I like the idea of a subway train running around the stations 'basement'!

    Graham Bates