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Orbit: NASA Astronauts Photograph the Earth
     

Orbit: NASA Astronauts Photograph the Earth

by Jay Apt, Michael Helfert, Justin Wilkinson
 

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For the first time ever, readers can view our Earth just as if actually looking through the shuttle window. Orbit offers unprecedented access to spectacular NASA space photography. It contains natural color photos shot by astronaut Jay Apt and fellow astronauts with hand-held cameras inside the low-flying shuttle. Includes more than 170 color photos and maps.

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For the first time ever, readers can view our Earth just as if actually looking through the shuttle window. Orbit offers unprecedented access to spectacular NASA space photography. It contains natural color photos shot by astronaut Jay Apt and fellow astronauts with hand-held cameras inside the low-flying shuttle. Includes more than 170 color photos and maps.

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School Library Journal
YAAt first glance, Orbit might appear to be another glitzy coffee-table book with the rambling narrative so typical of National Geographic publications. Certainly astronaut Jay Apt has assembled what the authors describe as "the most important and beautiful photographs taken since humans first left Earth." Entertaining as the spectacular shots of our home planet are, however, the accompanying captions and chapter narratives give the full-page photographs an added immediacy that could only come from one who has actually been there. Brief historical and scientific commentary is enlivened with fascinating details. The organization of photographs and text makes Orbit a round-trip tour from blastoff to final approach along the blue-green waters of the Gulf Coast until Cape Canaveral looms into view. Readers can even keep track of the journey with the aid of miniature global maps on most pages. In addition to an index of places, there is an index to the photographs that provides exact cartographic location, date of the shot, type of camera, and lens and film used.Cynthia J. Rieben, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792261865
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
10.75(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.45(d)

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