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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This fascinating dictionary covers the exciting world of space exploration and
every aspect of the technology involved. Containing over 2,000 entries it
defines the jargon used in space exploration including such weird and wonderful
terms as "cherry picker" and "burp firing." All the entries are fully
cross-referenced for ease of use, and important entries, such as the entry on
the Apollo project, are presented as detailed feature articles. The book also
contains links to over 250 space-related websites, and a comprehensive
chronology of space exploration, complete with photographs, illustrations, and
This authoritative, comprehensive, and readable dictionary is essential
reading for anyone with an interest in astronomy and space travel.