Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined by Ron Miller is an illustrated history book of space travel. The author touches on real, as well as fictional spaceships.
- 256 pages
- Publisher: Smithsonian Books (October 18, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1588345777
My rating for Spaceships — 5
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Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real and the Imagined by Ron Miller is a beautiful coffee table book with inspiring images and interesting essays about space travel and its history. The book features forewords by Lance Bush, president & CEO of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, and Tom Crouch, senior curator, Aeronautics Department Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (my all time favorite museum).
I tremendously enjoyed flipping through the book, taking in all the wonderful pictures and stopping in places I found fascinating to read a bit more about them. I appreciated that Mr. Miller took the time to comment how science-fiction has influenced science fact. Besides scientists and enthusiasts I never see that mention, but it is important. Many people believe that reading novels is a waste of time, but here is proof that you need imagination to progress forward in both industry and society.
The Spartans found that out the hard way, killing all the weak babies who would have been the poets and scientists, they found themselves several millenniums behind the rest of Greece.
This wonderful, hard cover coffee table book, is a visual trip through space and time of spaceship, rockets and their influence on pop-culture and art.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I got this book for free
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