Space and Astronomy: Decade by Decade

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Science - 305 pages
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- A general foreword/introduction by a notable figure in each discipline
- One chapter for each decade, including its own introduction and conclusion
- A final conclusion that looks at likely trends in the 21st century
- Biographic sidebars of famous scientists
- Approximately 50 line illustrations and 50 photographs
- Chronologies of key events (Nobel Prizes, great discoveries, and more)
- Glossary, index, and other back matter.
  

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Contents

19011910
1
19111920
20
19211930
43
19311940
68
19411950
89
19511960
111
19611970
136
19711980
167
19811990
190
19912000
215
Conclusion
241
Bruce Medalists
249
Glossary
262
Further Resources
265
Index
267
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About the author (2009)

Dyson is a former NASA-certified flight controller. She is winner of the 1999 Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction and named a NSTA/Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2000.

Series editor William J. Cannon is an award-winning science journalist, a producer of books and other media, and a contributor of popular history articles to The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, American Scientist, Colonial Williamsburg Magazine, and others. He has written and edited extensively on science history and basic advances in science. The authors he worked with on the individual volumes in this set are all experienced science writers.

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