Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Potter, Christopher, 1959- author.

Title The Earth gazers : on seeing ourselves / Christopher Potter.

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    629.45 POT    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    629.45009 POT    Available
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Description 456 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-440) and index.
Summary Only twenty-four people have seen the whole earth. The most beautiful and influential photographs ever made were taken, almost as an afterthought, by the astronauts of the Apollo space program from the moon. The Earth Gazers is a book about the long road to the capture of the unforgettable images of Earth taken from space. It is a history of the space program and of the ways in which it transformed our view of the earth and changed the lives of the astronauts who walked in space and on the moon. It is the story of the often blemished visionaries who inspired that journey into space: Charles Lindbergh, Robert Goddard and Wernher Von Braun, and of the courageous pilots who were the first humans to escape the Earth's orbit. These twenty-four people saw Earth in all its singular glory, and the legacy of the stories of these "Earth Gazers," resonate richly even today.
Subject Project Apollo (U.S.)
Manned space flight.
Space flight to the moon.
Astronauts -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title On seeing ourselves
ISBN 9781681776361 (hardcover)
1681776367 (hardcover)

Available items only