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Description - Something New under the Sun by Helen Gavaghan

In this, the first history of artificial satellites and their uses, Helen Gavaghan shows how the idea of putting an object in orbit around the earth changed from science fiction to indispensable technology in the twinkling of an eye. Focusing on three major areas of development - navigational satellites, communications, and weather observation and forecasting - Gavaghan tells the remarkable inside story of how obscure men and women, often laboring under strict secrecy, made satellite technology possible. "...a gripping read." -NEW SCIENTIST

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780387949147
ISBN-10: 0387949143
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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