The Resource Rockets and revolution : a cultural history of early spaceflight, Michael G. Smith

Rockets and revolution : a cultural history of early spaceflight, Michael G. Smith

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Rockets and revolution : a cultural history of early spaceflight
Title
Rockets and revolution
Title remainder
a cultural history of early spaceflight
Statement of responsibility
Michael G. Smith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rockets and Revolution offers a multifaceted study of the race toward space in the first half of the twentieth century, examining how the Russian, European, and American pioneers competed against one another in the early years to acquire the fundamentals of rocket science, engineer simple rockets, and ultimately prepare the path for human spaceflight. Between 1903 and 1953, Russia matured in radical and dramatic ways as the tensions and expectations of the Russian revolution drew it both westward and spaceward. European and American industrial capacities became the models to imitate and to surpass. The burden was always on Soviet Russia to catch up--enough to achieve a number of remarkable 'firsts' in these years, from the first national rocket society to the first comprehensive surveys of spaceflight. Russia rose to the challenges of its Western rivals time and again, transcending the arenas of science and technology and adapting rocket science to popular culture, science fiction, political ideology, and military programs. While that race seemed well on its way to achieving the goal of space travel and exploring life on other planets, during the second half of the twentieth century these scientific advances turned back on humankind with the development of the intercontinental ballistic missile and the coming of the Cold War"--
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1960-
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Smith, Michael G.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL788.5
LC item number
.S5835 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronautics
  • Astronautics and state
  • Astronautics
Label
Rockets and revolution : a cultural history of early spaceflight, Michael G. Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-419) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The surveillance of outer space and the Russian empire. Envisioning the biological universe ; Mystical economies of earth and space ; The mechanics of interplanetary travel -- The mastery of time and the Bolshevik Revolution. Lyrical cosmism of the Russian Revolution ; The pioneers and the spaceflight imperative ; Rocket spaceships as science fictions ; The origins and ends of life on earth -- The rise of rocket science and the Soviet Union. The first foundations of astronautics ; A race into the stratosphere ; Stalinism and the genesis of cosmonautics
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780803255227
Isbn Type
(hardback : permanent paper)
Lccn
2014024760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024181830
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4478127-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4478127
  • (Sirsi) o877370485
  • (OCoLC)877370485
Label
Rockets and revolution : a cultural history of early spaceflight, Michael G. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The surveillance of outer space and the Russian empire. Envisioning the biological universe ; Mystical economies of earth and space ; The mechanics of interplanetary travel -- The mastery of time and the Bolshevik Revolution. Lyrical cosmism of the Russian Revolution ; The pioneers and the spaceflight imperative ; Rocket spaceships as science fictions ; The origins and ends of life on earth -- The rise of rocket science and the Soviet Union. The first foundations of astronautics ; A race into the stratosphere ; Stalinism and the genesis of cosmonautics
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
431 pages
Isbn
9780803255227
Isbn Type
(hardback : permanent paper)
Lccn
2014024760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024181830
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4478127-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4478127
  • (Sirsi) o877370485
  • (OCoLC)877370485

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