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Rocket Science: From Fireworks to the Photon Drive (original 2019; edition 2019)

by Mark Denny (Author), Alan McFadzean (Author)

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This is a book about rocket science: what it is and what it does. From the earliest fireworks to nuclear-powered spacecraft, all you would ever want or need to know about the subject is here, along with a straightforward explanation of how, why and when things work--or sometimes don't. We begin with the history and workings of early terrestrial rocketry before moving onto the main subject of the book: how we get things into space and, on occasion, back again. Entirely math-free, the chapters weave together innumerable anecdotes, real-world examples, and easy walk-throughs to help readers break down the complex physics behind some of humankind's most amazing feats. Neither a pure textbook nor a populist space travel tome, the book will educate, inform and above all entertain anyone intrigued by rocket science. .… (more)
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Title:Rocket Science: From Fireworks to the Photon Drive
Authors:Mark Denny (Author)
Other authors:Alan McFadzean (Author)
Info:Springer (2019), Edition: 1st ed. 2019, 311 pages
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Many readers are interested in rockets but not in mathematics, and so your authors have to square a circle -- to present a technical subject in a manner that is insightful without presenting it using the language that provides the insight.
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This is a book about rocket science: what it is and what it does. From the earliest fireworks to nuclear-powered spacecraft, all you would ever want or need to know about the subject is here, along with a straightforward explanation of how, why and when things work--or sometimes don't. We begin with the history and workings of early terrestrial rocketry before moving onto the main subject of the book: how we get things into space and, on occasion, back again. Entirely math-free, the chapters weave together innumerable anecdotes, real-world examples, and easy walk-throughs to help readers break down the complex physics behind some of humankind's most amazing feats. Neither a pure textbook nor a populist space travel tome, the book will educate, inform and above all entertain anyone intrigued by rocket science. .

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