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Title Pioneers in astronomy and space exploration [Axis 360 electronic resource] / edited by Michael Anderson.

Imprint Chicago : Britannica Educational Pub., 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (141 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits.
Series Inventors and Innovators
Inventors and innovators.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 Eudoxus of Cnidus; Chapter 2 Aristotle; Chapter 3 Aristarchus of Samos; Chapter 4 Hipparchus; Chapter 5 Ptolemy; Chapter 6 Nicolaus Copernicus; Chapter 7 Tycho Brahe; Chapter 8 Galileo; Chapter 9 Johannes Kepler; Chapter 10 Gian Domenico Cassini; Chapter 11 Christiaan Huygens; Chapter 12 Isaac Newton; Chapter 13 Edmond Halley; Chapter 14 William Herschel; Chapter 15 Pierre-Simon Laplace; Chapter 16 John Herschel; Chapter 17 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky; Chapter 18 Robert H. Goddard; Chapter 19 Edwin Powell Hubble.
Chapter 20 Hermann OberthChapter 21 Jan Hendrik Oort; Chapter 22 Gerard Peter Kuiper; Chapter 23 Wernher Von Braun; Chapter 24 James A. Van Allen; Chapter 25 John H. Glenn, Jr.; Chapter 26 Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; Chapter 27 Buzz Aldrin; Chapter 28 Neil Armstrong; Chapter 29 John W. Young; Chapter 30 Michael Collins; Chapter 31 Edward H. White II; Chapter 32 Yury Gagarin; Chapter 33 Aleksey ArkhipovichLeonov; Chapter 34 Valentina Tereshkova; Chapter 35 Robert Laurel Crippen; Chapter 36 Christa Corrigan McAuliffe; Chapter 37 Sally Ride; Conclusion; Glossary; For More Information.
For Further ReadingIndex; Back Cover.
Summary The pioneers of astronomy and space exploration have advanced humankind's understanding of the universe. These individuals include earthbound theorists such as Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Galileo, as well as those who put their lives on the line travelling into the great unknown. Readers chronicle the lives of individuals positioned at the vanguard of astronomical discovery, laying the groundwork for space exploration past, present, and yet to come.
Subject Astronomers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronautics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Astrophysicists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Anderson, Michael.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Publishing, Britannica Educational. Pioneers in Astronomy and Space Exploration. Chicago : Britannica Educational Publishing, ©2013 9781615306954
ISBN 9781615307425 (electronic bk.)
1615307427 (electronic bk.)
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