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Inventing The American Astronaut

ISBN 10 : 9781137025296
ISBN 13 : 1137025298

Who were the men who led America's first expeditions into space? Soldiers? Daredevils? The public sometimes imagined them that way: heroic military men and hot-shot pilots without ..


Inventing Accuracy

ISBN 10 : 0262631474
ISBN 13 : 9780262631471

Donald MacKenzie follows one line of technology - strategic ballistic missileguidance through a succession of weapons systems to reveal the workings of a world that is neitheraweso..


The Sociable Sciences

ISBN 10 : 9781137286062
ISBN 13 : 1137286067

This beautifully written history traces the fortunes of Charles Darwin and his contemporaries in Chile. It explains how they showed Chileans a new way to see their own natural envi..


Right Stuff Wrong Sex

ISBN 10 : 0801883946
ISBN 13 : 9780801883941

Margaret Weitekamp traces the rise and fall of the Lovelace Woman in Space program within the context of the cold war and the thriving women's aviation culture of the 1950s, showin..


Mission Control

ISBN 10 : 0813061504
ISBN 13 : 9780813061504

"In Mission Control, Michael Johnson explores the famous Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, and the European Space Operations Centre in Dar..


Cold War Progressives

ISBN 10 : 9780252037269
ISBN 13 : 025203726X

In recognizing the relation between gender, race, and class oppression, American women of the postwar Progressive Party made the claim that peace required not merely the absence of..


Inventing The Future

ISBN 10 : 9781426322204
ISBN 13 : 1426322208

Presents a biography of the tireless Thomas Edison, illustrated with many photos of his life and inventions...