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Title:
Willy Ley : prophet of the Space Age
Author:
Buss, Jared S., author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2017]
Physical Description:
xiii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Already a highly respected rocket scientist and compatriot of Wernher von Braun, Willy Ley was the author of bestselling books and at the forefront of popular science journalism. But as von Braun came onto center stage with his Saturn rockets, Ley was ostracized and excluded from the limelight by younger historians and scientists. Buss gives us the first full-length biography of Ley, presenting his contribution to modern science and science journalism.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Youthful horizons -- From the earth to the moon, via Berlin -- Death of a science in Germany -- Adventures of a romantic naturalist -- The PM years and the science writers at war -- An engineer's postwar dreams -- The Tom Corbett years -- The Sputnik challenge -- Scholarly twilight -- Epilogue: First citizen on the moon.
ISBN:
9780813054438
Format :
Book