Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Look and Learn Annual (1964)

I am going to start of run of British space books leading up to the holidays. The first is this Look and Learn Book 1964

British Annuals were both a favorite gift at Christmas and a sort of "Reader's Digest" of information for children. Many had articles and illustrations about spaceflight along with many other subjects and activities.

Not only were their colorful illustrations but there were often articles by British popular science writers. Patrick Moore (basically the Carl Sagan of space stuff and astronomy) often contributed these articles about the brave new future children would grow up in.

1 comment:

  1. Ah! Look and Learn was a big feature in my childhood - we had a huge pile of the magazines in a cupboard, which I would devour. The artwork alone was inspirational.