Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - This Is Rocket Science by Gloria Skurzynski

..three, two, one... we have liftoff! From the award-winning author of Are We Alone? comes a title to propel young imaginations far into space. This Is Rocket Science explores the past, present, and future of space travel. The compelling text--vetted by NASA scientists--is a combination of history, science, human drama, and future challenges. Readers learn how fireworks in ancient China developed into the fire arrows used by Genghis Khan; we meet Sir Isaac Newton, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and learn how their imaginations shaped rocketry. We revisit the era of Sputnik, the satellite that launched a superpower space race, ending with moonwalks and a rendezvous in space. Finally we look forward to the future challenges of Mars and beyond. We also get a sneak peek at new technologies like space elevators, solar sails, ion propulsion, and more.

Buy This Is Rocket Science by Gloria Skurzynski from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781426305986
ISBN-10: 1426305982
Format: Hardback
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 13-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - This Is Rocket Science by Gloria Skurzynski

Book Reviews - This Is Rocket Science by Gloria Skurzynski

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about This Is Rocket Science book by Gloria Skurzynski and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Gloria Skurzynski

Afterwar by Gloria Skurzynski
Paperback, March 2011
$16.36
This Is Rocket Science by Gloria Skurzynski
Hardback, April 2010
$31.04
Escape from Fear by Gloria Skurzynski
Paperback / softback, October 2008
$8.17
Running Scared by Gloria Skurzynski
Paperback / softback, October 2008
$8.17