Magnificent Marvel Supersale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | March 26, 2015

    Kyle Boelte: IMG Selfies, Memoir, and the World Beyond the Self



    When I was a teenager in Colorado during the late '90s, I liked to climb 14ers — 14,000-foot mountains. I'd often hike with friends, and at... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse History of Science- General
6 Remote Warehouse Popular Science- General

This title in other editions

Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery

by

Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Blooms with such glorious rushes of exalted prose that I was dog- earing almost every page." --The New York Times Book Review

As debate over the future of NASA heats up, award-winning author Stephen J. Pyne presents America's greatest space expeditions as the latest chapter in a continuous saga of discovery that goes back centuries. Pyne's luminous narrative not only recounts the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 missions, launched in 1977 to explore the outer planets, but also fixes their place in Western civilization's urge to explore-an impulse that links NASA's scientists with Magellan, Columbus, Cook, Lewis and Clark, and other intrepid seekers through the ages. Pyne's eye-opening look at what he calls the third age of discovery "reminds readers of the rich cultural history that underlies humankind's exploration of the cosmos" (Science News).

About the Author

Stephen J. Pyne is a Regents Professor in the School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, and an award-winning environmental historian.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143119593
Author:
Pyne, Stephen J.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
History of Science-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page b/w photo insert; b/w diagrams th
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.56 x 5.61 x 1.01 in 0.86 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. The case for Mars :the plan to... Used Hardcover $4.98
  2. How to Live on Mars: A Trusty... Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Red Rover: Inside the Story of... Used Hardcover $12.50
  4. The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde Used Hardcover $9.50
  5. Space Chronicles: Facing the... Used Trade Paper $8.95

Related Subjects

Engineering » Engineering » History
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » Space Exploration
Science and Mathematics » Featured Titles in Tech » General
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

Voyager: Exploration, Space, and the Third Great Age of Discovery New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.00 In Stock
Product details 464 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143119593 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.