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10 Short Lessons in Space Travel

Category: Popular Science
ISBN:   9781789292213
Publisher:  Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
On sale: July 2020
List price: R220
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10 Short Lessons in Space Travel


Paul Parsons


'Extremely authoritative. The best book I have read on space travel since Arthur C. Clarke's classic, The Promise of Space.' Marcus Chown

In an era of rapidly developing technology and renewed ambition, the twenty-first century has ushered in an exciting new age of space flight. But what has brought us to this point in our exploration of the universe? And what does the future of space travel hold? From the amazing technology that has enabled us to look beyond the clouds to the possibilities of space tourism, 10 Short Lessons in Space Travel takes a timely look at the essential lessons learned from our voyages into outer space.

About the series: The Pocket Einstein series is a collection of essential pocket-sized guides for anyone looking to understand a little more about some of the most relevant science that affects us all in the twenty-first century. Broken down into ten simple lessons and written by leading experts in their field, discover the ten most important takeaways from those areas of science we should all know more about.


Dr Paul Parsons has been a science writer and journalist for over twenty years. He was Editor of BBC Sky at Night magazine and has also written for New Scientist, the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Men’s Health, National Geographic and many others. He is the author of several books including The Science of Doctor Who, The Periodic Table, 3-Minute Stephen Hawking and 50 Science Ideas You Really Need to Know. He is also a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a consultant to Guinness World Records.

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