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Heavens and the Earth : a Political History of the Space Age (85 Edition)

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This highly acclaimed study approaches the space race as a problem in comparative public policy. Drawing on published literature, archival sources in both the United States and Europe, interviews with many of the key participants, and important declassified material, such as the National Security Council's first policy paper on space, McDougall examines U.S., European, and Soviet space programs and their politics. Opening with a short account of Nikolai Kibalchich, a late nineteenth-century Russian rocketry theoretician, McDougall argues that the Soviet Union made its way into space first because it was the world's first technocracy--which he defines as the institutionalization of technological change for state purpose. He also explores the growth of a political economy of technology in both the Soviet Union and the United States.

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History for 1986, this highly acclaimed study approaches the space race as a problem in comparative public policy. Drawing on exhaustive research, author and ORBIS editor Walter A. McDougall examines U.S., European, and Soviet space programs and their politics. 25 illustrations.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [466]-536) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801857485
Author:
McDougall, Walter A.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Author:
McDougall, Walter A.
Location:
Baltimore, Md. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Astronautics
Subject:
Exploration
Subject:
Astronautics and state
Subject:
Astronautics -- Soviet Union -- History.
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Astronautics and state -- United States.
Subject:
Astronautics -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
Johns Hopkins paperbacks ed.
Series Volume:
no 43
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
9.15x6.09x1.23 in. 1.81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History for 1986, this highly acclaimed study approaches the space race as a problem in comparative public policy. Drawing on exhaustive research, author and ORBIS editor Walter A. McDougall examines U.S., European, and Soviet space programs and their politics. 25 illustrations.
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