Under Desert Skies: How Tucson Mapped the Way to the Moon and Planets

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Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
Sentinel Peak Books
Publish Date
February 25, 2016
Pages
184
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781941451045
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About the Author

Melissa L. Sevigny grew up in Tucson, Arizona, with a deep love of the geology, ecology, and the clear desert skies of the Southwest. She is science and technology reporter for KNAU (Arizona Public Radio) in Flagstaff. Minor Planet (15624) Lamberton is named in her honor.

Reviews

Through a series of engaging interviews, Melissa Sevigny guides her readers on an amazing journey of solar system exploration in a waythat captures the pioneering spiritof the Lunar and Planetary Lab s researchers. It is a must-read for anybody interested in humanity s quest to understand our origins and place in the universe. Dante Lauretta, Professor of Planetary Science, University of Arizona"
A fascinating story of how a small university department became a major powerhouse in our exploration of the solar system, and of how our knowledge of the solar system blossomed with the space age. Derek Sears, Space Science and Astrobiology Division, NASA Ames Research Center"
"Under Desert Skies" tells the story of how early pioneers like Gerard Kuiper and Ewen Whitaker helped America succeed in the quest for the Moon, and encouraged following generations of space scientists to unlock the secrets of the solar system. Alan Fischer, Planetary Science Institute"
Tucson scientists have played a critical role in exploring our solar system. Melissa Sevigny has captured this remarkable story in a well-researched, thoroughly enjoyable manner. Kevin Schindler, Historian, Lowell Observatory"
Under Desert Skies tells the story of how early pioneers like Gerard Kuiper and Ewen Whitaker helped America succeed in the quest for the Moon, and encouraged following generations of space scientists to unlock the secrets of the solar system. Alan Fischer, Planetary Science Institute"
Beyond their awe-inspiring accomplishments, these UA faculty epitomize the inexhaustible sense of wonder that Sevigny considers the heart of planetary science. The Journal of Arizona History
Tells the story of how a small corner of Arizona became Earth s ambassador to space. Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin
"
"Through a series of engaging interviews, Melissa Sevigny guides her readers on an amazing journey of solar system exploration in a way that captures the pioneering spirit of the Lunar and Planetary Lab's researchers. It is a must-read for anybody interested in humanity's quest to understand our origins and place in the universe." --Dante Lauretta, Professor of Planetary Science, University of Arizona
"A fascinating story of how a small university department became a major powerhouse in our exploration of the solar system, and of how our knowledge of the solar system blossomed with the space age." --Derek Sears, Space Science and Astrobiology Division, NASA Ames Research Center
"Under Desert Skies tells the story of how early pioneers like Gerard Kuiper and Ewen Whitaker helped America succeed in the quest for the Moon, and encouraged following generations of space scientists to unlock the secrets of the solar system." --Alan Fischer, Planetary Science Institute
"Tucson scientists have played a critical role in exploring our solar system. Melissa Sevigny has captured this remarkable story in a well-researched, thoroughly enjoyable manner." --Kevin Schindler, Historian, Lowell Observatory
"Beyond their awe-inspiring accomplishments, these UA faculty epitomize the 'inexhaustible sense of wonder' that Sevigny considers the heart of planetary science."--The Journal of Arizona History

"Tells the story of how a small corner of Arizona became Earth's ambassador to space."--Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin