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Ignition!: An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

AUTHOR Clark, John Drury
PUBLISHER Rutgers University Press Classics (05/23/2018)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as "a good book on rocket stuff...that's a really fun one" by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.
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ISBN-13: 9780813599175
ISBN-10: 0813599172
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 302
Carton Quantity: 36
Product Dimensions: 7.76 x 0.78 x 8.52 inches
Weight: 0.75 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Price on Product, Glossary
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Technology & Engineering | History
Technology & Engineering | History
Technology & Engineering | Science & Technology
Grade Level: College Freshman and up
Dewey Decimal: 629.475
Library of Congress Control Number: 2017033845
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This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as "a good book on rocket stuff...that's a really fun one" by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.
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