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Space Dog to the Rescue

by Vivian French

The sun is up, and the moons are sleeping -- all except one. Beeper Moon is crying great, gooey tears that are dripping all over Planet Beep. Will everyone on planet Beep drown in green cheese? Not if Space Dog comes to the rescue!

The Space Eagle - Operation Doomsday

by Jack Pearl

Military and space fiction.

Space Lizards Ate My Sister!

by Mark Griffiths

Asteroid Peach is heading straight for Earth, and the planet will be destroyed in a matter of days. In desperation the world turns to the evil space lizard Admiral Skink, currently imprisoned in Cottelton police station in the body of Pickles the iguana. In return for his freedom, Admiral Skink promises to destroy the asteroid and save Earth, but instead he builds a wormhole bridge to his home planet, Swerdlix, and escapes! And just as Skink is making his getaway, a giant thrall-beast emerges from the wormhole, promptly eating Sally Spratley, Lance's little sister. It's up to Lance and his best friend, Tori, to travel to Swerdlix, capture Admiral Skink, stop the asteroid from destroying humanity, and find some flooblescoop powder to make the thrall-beast sneeze out Sally ...which shouldn't be that hard, should it?

Space, Place, and Landscape in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture

by Nancy Worman Kate Gilhuly

This book brings together a collection of original essays that engage with cultural geography and landscape studies to produce new ways of understanding place, space, and landscape in Greek literature from the fifth and fourth centuries BCE. The authors draw on an eclectic collection of contemporary approaches to bring the study of ancient Greek literature into dialogue with the burgeoning discussion of spatial theory in the humanities. The essays in this volume treat a variety of textual spaces, from the intimate to the expansive: the bedroom, ritual space, the law courts, theatrical space, the poetics of the city, and the landscape of war. And yet, all of the contributions are united by an interest in recuperating some of the many ways in which the ancient Greeks in the archaic and classical periods invested places with meaning and in how the representation of place links texts to social practices.

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The Space Ship Returns to the Apple Tree (Spaceship Adventures #2)

by Louis Slobodkin

[From the back cover:] "What travels faster than light, but looks like a peanut roaster? Marty's new Bamboozerlergical Metal Martinean Interspacial Superphotic Astral Rocket Disk, of course! The twelve year old from space is back for another summer of adventure with his pal Eddie. This time, the boys want to tour the United States, but there is one small problem-they only have four days to do it and Marty hasn't quite learned to fly his new ship . . . Louis Slobodkin wrote and illustrated over fifty books, many for children, in his award-winning career." Find out what happened the first summer Eddie found a space ship under his grandmother's apple tree. Check the Bookshare collection for: The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree and look for the next books in this series.

The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree

by Louis Slobodkin

[From the back cover:] "Who is three feet tall, and wears a bright green suit from outer space? Marty the Junior scientist from the planet Martinea, of course! On Grandmother's farm, Eddie's summer vacation shifts into high gear. Marty is stranded on earth when his precious spool of Zurianomatichrome Wire, which contains the mysterious Secret Power Z is ruined in the brook. The two eleven-and-a-half-year-olds become friends as they search for a way for Marty to get back home again." Some kids go to camp for the summer. Some kids meet new kids during the summer. Eddie meets an Alien and spends the summer together with a little man from another world visiting his space ship, fishing, going to the Boy Scout Jamboree, hiking, eating his grandmother's good cooking and helping the alien find his lost coil of energy wire. It's a summer any kid would love.

Space Shuttle 1981-2011

by Sally Ride T. A. Heppenheimer Air Space Magazine Greg Freiherr

Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts' own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the history of the program, technological challenges and triumphs, scientific achievements, and the devastating Challenger and Columbia tragedies. Complete with more than 40 essays and 100 full-color photographs, Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a captivating overview of this critical part of space history. Although the space shuttle era has ended, its spirit--that of limitless curiosity and a desire for perfection--continues to inspire.

Space Station

by Emily Wortman-Wunder

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Space Station Seventh Grade

by Jerry Spinelli

Now a seventh grader, Jason finds out the hard way just how different things are where ninth graders are the kings.

Space Studies Board Annual Report 2013

by Space Studies Board

The original charter of the Space Science Board was established in June 1958, 3 months before the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) opened its doors. The Space Science Board and its successor, the Space Studies Board (SSB), have provided expert external and independent scientific and programmatic advice to NASA on a continuous basis from NASA's inception until the present. The SSB has also provided such advice to other executive branch agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Department of Defense, as well as to Congress. Space Studies Board Annual Report 2013 covers a message from the chair of the SSB, Charles F. Kennel. This report also explains the origins of the Space Science Board, how the Space Studies Board functions today, the SSB's collaboration with other National Research Council units, assures the quality of the SSB reports, acknowledges the audience and sponsors, and expresses the necessity to enhance the outreach and improve dissemination of SSB reports. This report will be relevant to a full range of government audiences in civilian space research - including NASA, NSF, NOAA, USGS, and the Department of Energy, as well members of the SSB, policy makers, and researchers.

Space Studies Board Annual Report 2013

by Space Studies Board

The original charter of the Space Science Board was established in June 1958, 3 months before the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) opened its doors. The Space Science Board and its successor, the Space Studies Board (SSB), have provided expert external and independent scientific and programmatic advice to NASA on a continuous basis from NASA's inception until the present. The SSB has also provided such advice to other executive branch agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Department of Defense, as well as to Congress. Space Studies Board Annual Report 2013 covers a message from the chair of the SSB, Charles F. Kennel. This report also explains the origins of the Space Science Board, how the Space Studies Board functions today, the SSB's collaboration with other National Research Council units, assures the quality of the SSB reports, acknowledges the audience and sponsors, and expresses the necessity to enhance the outreach and improve dissemination of SSB reports. This report will be relevant to a full range of government audiences in civilian space research - including NASA, NSF, NOAA, USGS, and the Department of Energy, as well members of the SSB, policy makers, and researchers.

Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue

by Wendy Mass Michael Brawer

Archie Morningstar's dad drives a taxi through outer space! And with the help of a talking cat named Pockets, Archie and his dad help fight crime across the universe.In the second book in this series, Archie, his dad, and Pockets fly to a planet in peril: someone is stealing the water from this underwater world! Can Archie and Pockets save the day?

Space-Time Structure

by Erwin Schrödinger

Reprint of a classical book first published in 1950. This lucid and profound exposition of Einstein's 1915 theory of gravitation is essential reading.

The Space Trilogy

by C. S. Lewis

This striking one-volume edition marks the 75th anniversary of Lewis's classic sci-fi trilogy featuring the adventures of Dr Ransom on Mars, Venus and Earth. It includes an exclusive Foreword compiled from letters by J. R. R. Tolkien, who inspired Lewis to write the first volume. Includes Out of This Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength.

The Space Vampires

by Colin Wilson

Circa 2100 A scourge of sex and death from an alien spaceship WHEN CAPTAIN CARLSEN ENTERED THE VAST DERELICT SPACESHIP, he was shaken by the discovery of its immobilized humanoid passengers.Later, after three of the strange aliens had been transported to Earth, his foreboding was more than justifi ed. The creatures were energy vampires whose seductive embraces were fatal, whose lust for vitality was boundless. As they took over the willing bodies of their victims and sexual murders spread terror throughout the land, Carlsen worked toward their destruction-even while he was erotically drawn to the most beautiful vampire of all! "Thoroughly intriguing" -Chicago Sun-Times (1976)"New slant on horror...unique rendering of the age-old enigma of the kiss of death" -Chicago Tribune (1976)COLIN WILSON is the author of more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books. The Outsider (1956), published at the age of 24, earned him worldwide critical acclaim. The Space Vampires, his fi fty-fi rst book, was translated into Spanish, Japanese, French, Dutch and Swedish and was later adapted for screen in the movie LIFEFORCE, directed by Tobe Hooper (SALEM'S LOT, POLTERGEIST, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE). The movie failed however to capture the true spirit of the cult classic reprinted here by popular demand.

Space Viking

by H. Beam Piper

Space Viking is a 195 page adventure science fiction novel first published in 1963 and written by the science fiction master H. Beam Piper, author of Lord Calvin of Otherwhenand Little Fuzzy and the Other Human. Ace books includes descriptions on the back cover and first preliminary page; they read as follows: After a galaxy-wide war had left the planetary federation in ruins every surviving civilized world was on its own. And that was a perfect setup for the marauders from the far-out rim. Trask was one of those dreaded Space Vikings a warrior spaceman with a crew and a ship that struck terror to a thousand worlds. But Trask had a special personal interest in scourging the stars-he wanted to draw upon himself the fire of a certain enemy, a renegade planet-wrecker with a yen for galactic empire-building. , SPACE ViKING is H. Beam Piper's greatest novel of interstellar adventure. THE LIGHT OF BURNING WORLDS Lucas Trask of Traskon was not an admirer of the Space Vikings; raiding, pillage and killing were not avocations to his liking. And on this long-awaited day of his marriage to the lovely Lady Elaine, all unpleasant thoughts seemed far away. But Lucas was to be suddenly awakened to a world of chaotic violence, where murder followed murder, and the only motive to rival avarice was revenge. For Lucas, the old life was dead, and the new life he had chosen led out into the trackless realms of galactic space and the surfaces of pillaged planets with one objective always in mind-the death of a renegade spaceman. SPACE VIKING is an epic of interstellar adventure that will compare with Asimov's Foundation novels and Heinlein's Starship Troopers.

Spacecraft Systems Engineering

by John Stark Graham Swinerd Peter Fortescue

This fourth edition of the bestselling Spacecraft Systems Engineering title provides the reader with comprehensive coverage of the design of spacecraft and the implementation of space missions, across a wide spectrum of space applications and space science. The text has been thoroughly revised and updated, with each chapter authored by a recognized expert in the field. Three chapters - Ground Segment, Product Assurance and Spacecraft System Engineering - have been rewritten, and the topic of Assembly, Integration and Verification has been introduced as a new chapter, filling a gap in previous editions.This edition addresses 'front-end system-level issues' such as environment, mission analysis and system engineering, but also progresses to a detailed examination of subsystem elements which represents the core of spacecraft design. This includes mechanical, electrical and thermal aspects, as well as propulsion and control. This quantitative treatment is supplemented by an emphasis on the interactions between elements, which deeply influences the process of spacecraft design.Adopted on courses worldwide, Spacecraft Systems Engineering is already widely respected by students, researchers and practising engineers in the space engineering sector. It provides a valuable resource for practitioners in a wide spectrum of disciplines, including system and subsystem engineers, spacecraft equipment designers, spacecraft operators, space scientists and those involved in related sectors such as space insurance.In summary, this is an outstanding resource for aerospace engineering students, and all those involved in the technical aspects of design and engineering in the space sector.

Spaceflight: A Historical Encyclopedia, Volume 2 (H-R)

by Patrick J. Walsh

This book is a comprehensive history of the first six decades of space exploration, from the end of World War II to the modern era of routine international cooperation in space.

Spaceflight: A Historical Encyclopedia, Volume 3 (S-Z)

by Patrick J. Walsh

Beginning in the 1950s, spaceflight's history spans about a half a century--a short history, but profound in its cultural and technological impact and the level of resources involved. Evidently bound by love to the study, Walsh has assembled this three-volume reference, which includes entries on every space mission, both human and robotic, and is distinguished, also, by a substantial number of biographical entries covering astronauts, Russian cosmonauts, and other non-US, and non-Russian cosmonauts. Arranged alphabetically, the 699 entries are enhanced with small b&w photos; a chronology, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index appear in the third volume. Clear, accessible writing and comprehensive coverage make this a useful and engaging reference that will serve a wide audience of students and the general public as well as industry workers interested in the context and history of their endeavors. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Spacehounds of IPC: A Tale of the Inter-Planetary Corporation

by E. E. "Doc" Smith

Nadia became aware of a strange but wonderfully sweet perfume and glanced up to see an enormous flower. Entranced by the unexpected and marvelous floral display, Nadia breathed deeply of the inviting fragrance--and collapsed senseless to the ground.

SpaceShipOne: Making Dreams Come True

by Tom Sibila

Describes the spacecraft known as SpaceShipOne, and explains its adventures into space in 2004.

Spain

by Jeff Koehler Kevin Miyazaki

From the craggy Catalan coastline to the undulating, red-soiled hills of Andalucía, the diversity of the Spanish countryside is without rival. Its cuisine directly reflects this landscape, with each region celebrating its own ingredients and culinary traditions. In Spain, long-time Barcelona resident Jeff Koehler gathers the country's many time-honored dishes and age-old culinary customs, and distills the Spanish table down to its essence--food that is prepared simply but full of homemade flavors, and always meant to be shared.Each chapter is an ode to Spain's delightful kitchen, from gazpachos, salt cod, and poultry, to savory and sweet conserves. The story of the country is told through 200 recipes from classics like Shellfish Paella, Artichoke Egg Tortilla, and creamy Flan to delicacies such as Chilled Melon Soup with Crispy Jamón and Monkfish Steaks with Saffron. Dishes from Spain's leisurely multicourse meals and simple tapas alike celebrate seasonal ingredients: wild mushrooms, asparagus, and local game. Sidebars trace Spain's rich culinary traditions, taking us from ancient Moorish cities to the arid fields of the Castilian countryside, and allow us to meet the people who still, with devotion, cultivate them. Accompanying these are hundreds of evocative photos of the markets, orchards, green hills, and fishing ports from which this delicious cuisine originates.Add to this a thorough glossary that includes techniques such as preparing snails, using saffron, and making perfect fish stock, as well as a helpful source list. Novices and veterans of the Spanish kitchen alike will gain a deeper understanding not only of Spain's cuisine but of its culture.

Spain

by Jacques Casanova

Spain - Culture Smart!

by Marian Meaney

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include* customs, values, and traditions* historical, religious, and political background* life at home* leisure, social, and cultural life* eating and drinking* do's, don'ts, and taboos* business practices* communication, spoken and unspoken"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

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