***Escape from Earth
by Peter Ackroyd
DK Publishing, New York, 2004. 144 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (J MCN 919.904 ACK).
This stunningly photographed book traces the history of man’s exploration
of space. Each two-page spread uses a photograph as a background,
telling the story clearly and concisely, with numerous additional pictures
The book begins with the design of a rocket in 1903 and further study
during World War I. It traces the space race between the Soviets and
the Americans and gives details about each mission.
The story continues with satellites and space stations, space shuttles
and interplanetary probes. This book would be great for reports,
but it also makes fascinating reading about all that we have done in space,
and what the future might hold.
Copyright © 2004 Sondra Eklund.
All rights reserved.