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The Earth gazers : on seeing ourselves, Christopher Potter

Label
The Earth gazers : on seeing ourselves
Title
The Earth gazers
Title remainder
on seeing ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Potter
Title variation
On seeing ourselves
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Only twenty-four people have seen the whole earth. The most beautiful and influential photographs ever made were taken, almost as an afterthought, by the astronauts of the Apollo space program from the moon. The Earth Gazers is a book about the long road to the capture of the unforgettable images of Earth taken from space. It is a history of the space program and of the ways in which it transformed our view of the earth and changed the lives of the astronauts who walked in space and on the moon. It is the story of the often blemished visionaries who inspired that journey into space: Charles Lindbergh, Robert Goddard and Wernher Von Braun, and of the courageous pilots who were the first humans to escape the Earth's orbit. These twenty-four people saw Earth in all its singular glory, and the legacy of the stories of these "Earth Gazers," resonate richly even today
Summary
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a full-color book examines the beautiful images of the whole earth taken by the mission's astronauts and the long road that led to that point by showcasing the visionaries that came before
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10625494
Cataloging source
NHP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potter, Christopher
Dewey number
629.45009
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Manned space flight
  • Space flight to the moon
  • Astronauts
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Astronauts
  • Manned space flight
  • Space flight to the moon
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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on seeing ourselves
Label
The Earth gazers : on seeing ourselves, Christopher Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-440) 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
Control code
on1018176927
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
456 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1018176927
Label
The Earth gazers : on seeing ourselves, Christopher Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-440) 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
Control code
on1018176927
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
456 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1018176927

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