Monday, January 26, 2015
Soviet Science Encyclopedia (1962)
So this is neither a children's book or do I have any good translation of the title. I found this because of some cool images posted by the seller. So if any readers want to set me straight or give more information I will add it. This seems to be 1 volume of a very high level 1962 science encyclopedia with detailed descriptions of mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, and transportation.
The Russian books art always strike me for their "romantic" feel. As someone I was talking to about this said, "They believed at the time that art and science should lift each other up." So enjoy some very nice pictures from the Russian golden age of space flight:
As I said the style and subject of the paintings is totally different from the American books of the same time.