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USA in Space, Fourth Edition
"USA in Space is packed with information about the space program and is written for a general audience. It will be a practical addition to a public, high school, or general academic collection." - ARBA
Pub. Date: October 2019
ISBN: 989-1-64265-131-7
Price: $395
2021 marks the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11's first manned landing on the moon! This updated edition chronicles it all, from the first time we broke the sound barrier to the ongoing Parker Solar Probe to "touch" the sun!

USA in Space includes over 300 essays on the major space topics, including programs, piloted and robotic missions, satellites, space centers, space planes, and other relevant issues from the earliest missions to the present day. This edition includes significant updates to existing essays, but also covers new firsts and significant accomplishments in space occurring since the last edition, including:
  • The Space Age's 60th birthday
  • NASA's launch of the eight-year mission of astronaut Peggy Whitson
  • First samples returned from a comet and an asteroid
  • The Parker Space Probe
  • First orbits of Mercury, giant asteroid Vesta, and dwarf planet Ceres
  • Lettuce as the first food grown in space and eaten on Earth

Essays are arranged first by alphabetical order then, when applicable, in chronological order, i.e., Apollo Missions first, followed chronologically by related missions. Front matter of each volume includes a List of Abbreviations with common acronyms, and a Category List that arranges the essays by type from Aerospace Agencies to Spaceports. Other features include see also references, hundreds of photographs, and a detailed subject index.
Principles of Astronomy
"Principles of Astronomy is another well‐designed volume in a series that provides strong, basic coverage of key concepts in the primary sciences. " ‐ Against the Grain
This resource introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of astronomy. Entries are written in easy-to-understand language, so readers can use these entries as a solid starting-off point to develop a thorough understanding of this oftentimes confusing subject matter.

Principles of Astronomy begins with a comprehensive introduction to the field. It starts with a discussion of the significance of naked eye observations by the earliest astronomers; the use of optical, radio, and neutron telescopes; and the contributions derived from space probes, manned missions, and space stations. The goal of this material is to advance our understanding of our own planet, the celestial bodies around us, and the ways in which astronomy and physics have become intertwined.
Pub. Date: May 2016
ISBN: 978-1-61925-948-5
Price: $165
This edition includes 140 entries ranging from Ablation to Quarks to XMM-Newton. All entries are arranged in an A to Z order, making it easy to find the topic of interest. Each entry includes related fields of study to illustrate the connections between the various branches of astronomy, including sub-planetary astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, astrochemistry, and planetary astronomy; a brief, concrete summary of the topic and how the entry was organized; principal terms that are fundamental to the topic and to understanding the concepts presented; illustrations, diagrams, and charts that clarify difficult topics such as solar systems, white dwarf and red giant stars, orbital plotting, rocket propulsion, and near-Earth objects; star charts and photographs taken from space observations; photographs of significant contributors to the study of astronomy; and further reading lists that relate to the entry.
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The Solar System
“…this is an excellent and thorough resource, recommended for academic and public libraries.” - Library Journal
Essential coverage of all major aspects of Earth's solar system, from every feature of the major planets to their satellites, small bodies, interplanetary phenomena, and cosmological context.

Designed to meet the needs of both general readers and students, this edition covers 180 major topics on Earth's solar system as it is understood from the latest perspectives. 58 new topics have been added and every essay has been thoroughly expanded, from the text through bibliographies, to bring it up to date in view of the many interplanetary missions that have expanded our knowledge of the solar system-from Pioneer and Voyager through the missions of Galileo, Cassini-Huygens, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the latest Mars probes as of 2009.
Pub. Date: July 2009
ISBN: 978-1-58765-530-2
Price: $364
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