Friday, June 17, 2011
Journey Into Space (1959)
Journey Into Space was a classroom pamphlet. In the boom of books about space came a lack of classroom materials to teach children. Pamphlets filled in this hole by giving an inexpensive way to purchase multiple copies of "interesting" reading.
Vessel, Mathew F. and Wong, Herbert H. Journey Into Space San Francisco: Fearon Publishers. (14 p.) 22 cm. 1959. Part of the "Fearon Science education" series
While not very inspiring text it captures that moment when even the teachers were convinced that they were teaching knowledge that would be desperately needed by the late 1960s.
This chart at the back shows how it was expected that the book would be out of date by the time it was printed so the reader would needed to add the latest achievements.