James Van Allen : the first eight billion miles / Abigail Foerstner.

Author
Foerstner, Abigail, 1949- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2007.
Description
xx, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-306) and index.
Contents
Frontier roots -- Heartland boyhood -- The making of a scientist -- Physicists to the war effort -- Enter Abigail Fithian Halsey -- The dawn of space exploration -- The mighty little aerobee -- It's a rocket! It's a balloon! It's a rockoon! -- Sputnik and the space race -- Countdown to explorer I -- Celebrity scientist and the birth of NASA -- Discovery of the radiation belts -- Space shield for the Cold War -- Space as a cottage industry -- The mariners -- Pioneers to the outer planets -- Space politics -- Journey to the edge of the solar system.
ISBN
  • 9780877459996 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0877459991 (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
2007008870
OCLC
85783398
RCP
N - O