EATH OF LIFE by Irwin Stambler


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Starting with the declaration that human life needs water and food only at intervals but must have air all the time, the author (an expert in aeronautics and space problems) examines our atmosphere-- its make up, our dependence on its presence above and below ground and its lack in space as this effects space research. There are many labeled diagrams, colored illustrations, and black and white photographs of present and planned equipment. Mr. Stambler makes his points briefly and clearly. The nature of atmosphere and the fact that it is subject to constant change is the major focus of emphasis, but the book gives much pertinent information on space programs, problems and designs.

Pub Date: April 5th, 1963
Publisher: Putnam