Friday, September 26, 2014

How Rockets and Satellites Work (1968)

After so many toys it is time to return to a few more basic books.

Taylor, John W.R. Illustrated by Wood, John W. Rockets and Satellites work like this (4th edition). London : Phoenix House / New York: Roy. (71 p.) 26 cm. Cloth, DJ. 1968.

 The first half of the book is devotes to the history of rockets and their military use.  The second half concentrates on the history of satellites and man in space.  It does cover the Apollo program and future Moon base plans. . "Science Works Like This" series. See 1959 1st edition.

I still like all kinds of space art so the article trying to create accurate drawings is very beautiful. each article see space just a little differently.

 All of these are carried over from the 1959 first edition. The future shown in them still had not arrived so it was fair to suggest they still may come.

Surprisingly, some of the drawings that end this 1968 book show parts of our possible future that still may come. There is active work on ion rockets as a "slow but steady" way to explore the solar system.

1 comment:

  1. I remember that book! I had forgotten so many books from my primary school days.