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Title:
Space places
Author:
Ressmeyer, Roger, 1954-
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Collins Publishers, 1990.
Physical Description:
207 pages : color illustrations ; 37 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780002157322
Format :
Book

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Central Library OVERSIZE TL790 .R47 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Booklist Review

An oversized, visually stunning volume that assembles several-score superb photographs of observatories, space launch facilities, and astro~nomical laboratories. The text is modest, but the photographs carry the book more than adequately. Recommended highly for any space, science fiction, or popular-science collection that can afford it. (In fact, the not inconsiderable price of this visual masterpiece isn't as high as it might have been in these times of inflated costs, and there's a lot of book here for the money.) ~--Roland Green


Library Journal Review

Ressmeyer's book, from the publishers of ``A Day in the Life'' (of America, the Soviet Union, etc.) series, replaces the temporal format with a geographical one to present a photographic record of the world's astronomical observatories, space exploration launch sites, and research centers. This attractive book is sprinkled with some of the more spectacular photos returned by astronauts and space probes. Unfortunately, the images are not backed up by much in the way of narrative--most of which consists of captions. Given the price tag, libraries already owning similar oversized books, such as Entering Space by Joseph P. Allen with Russell Martin ( LJ 2/1/85) or Time-Life's Life in Space (Silver, 1983), can forgo this title.-- Thomas J. Frieling, Bainbridge Coll., Ga. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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