Monday, September 14, 2009

The Globe for the Space Age (1963)

This is basically a geography book pretending to be a book about spaceflight. However it does have a dynamite cover don't it?

Hirsch, S Carl. Illustrated by Silverman, Burt. The Globe for the Space Age. New York: Viking Press. (88 p.) 26 cm.

Winner of the 1963 Edicon award for the Best Children's Science Book. This combines a history of globes and planetary maps with the new uses and possibilities of maps in the space age. It ties in the seasons, weather prediction, with geography. The last chapter does project what other planets geography might be like as we explore the Moon.

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