- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From the PublisherNever before have I been asked so constantly about a certain book on my desk. … the present book tries to extend various concepts and terms to space which previously had been applied only to Earth. … A big and well-justified effort goes into the definition of the terms used in the discussion. There is even a 30-page appendix explaining the terminology as well as an appendix listing all current space programs and organisations. The index is extensive and helpful. … the overall quality of the print and the book is good. It is primarily addressed to experts; however, the content is intelligible for any interested reader with a basic scientific understanding.
—Manuel Vogel, Contemporary Physics, 52, 2011
The Handbook is an interdisciplinary enterprise containing contributions from aerospace engineers, anthropologists, archaeologists, astronomers, historians, physicists, and other specialists. ... The sheer size of the Handbook — more than a thousand pages and weighing 1.6 kilos — makes it an impressive piece of work. ... its mere existence is to be seen as a statement in itself. The Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage takes the insight that there are no temporal or spatial limits on archaeology one step further — we have here a definite lift-off for ‘space archaeology’.
—Mats Burström, Department ofArchaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden, in European Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 14, 2011