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Author Foerstner, Abigail, 1949-

Title James Van Allen [electronic resource] : the first eight billion miles / Abigail Foerstner.

Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2007.


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Physical description xx, 322 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-306) and index.
Contents Frontier roots -- Heartland boyhood -- The making of a scientist -- Physicists to the war effort -- Enter Abigail Fithian Halsey -- The dawn of space exploration -- The mighty little aerobee -- It's a rocket! It's a balloon! It's a rockoon! -- Sputnik and the space race -- Countdown to explorer I -- Celebrity scientist and the birth of NASA -- Discovery of the radiation belts -- Space shield for the Cold War -- Space as a cottage industry -- The mariners -- Pioneers to the outer planets -- Space politics -- Journey to the edge of the solar system.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Van Allen, James A. (James Alfred), 1914-2006.
Astrophysicists -- Iowa -- Biography.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780877459996 (cloth : alk. paper)
0877459991 (cloth : alk. paper)