ALL ABOUT ROCKETS AND JETS by Fletcher Pratt

ALL ABOUT ROCKETS AND JETS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An efficient and readable survey of rockets and jets through history and through their uses today, by an authority on the topic, this is sure to make its way to many of the increasing number of interested youngsters. The book should go far towards satisfying the most avid curiosity too. First chapters on the world's earliest rockets- fireworks and gunpowder in China, Congreve and ""the rockets' red glare"", etc., sketch in solid background material for discussions of later varieties and the changes and improvements through the ages that have led up to possible space travel. There is full detail on the many types of jet and rocket planes and missiles being used today, as well as the particulars of their construction and the physical laws governing them.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1955
Publisher: Random House