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SELLING POINTS:Addresses comprehensively the logistics of returning to the Moon by the year 2020Describes transportation and exploration challenges humans will face roaming lunar surfaceDetails for general readers the spacecraft, launch vehicle and life support designsProvides a unique insight into the training processes of future Moon travelersShows how the Moon provides a stepping stone for future manned and unmanned interplanetary missionsMARKET:Spaceflight enthusiasts, popular science readers, and journalistsSUBJECTS:Popular Science in AstronomyLOCATION IN BOOKSTORE:Physics/Astronomy RELATED TITLES:Schmitt, Return to the Moon (978-0-387-24285-9, 2005, $25)Harland, Exploring the Moon (978-0-387-74638-8, 2008, $39.95)Woods, How Apollo Flew to the Moon (978-0-387-71675-6, 2008, $29.95)102
COMPETITION:Tumlinson, Return to the Moon (978-1894959322, Collector's Guide Publishing, 2005, $22.95) Krone, Beyond Earth (978-1894959414, Collector's Guide Publishing, 2006, $27.95)103
POPULARSCIENCEINASTRONOMYRobotic Exploration of the Solar SystemPart II: Hiatus and Renewal, 1983-1996AUTHORS:PAOLOULIVI, Italy and DAVIDHARLAND, Glasgow, UKISBN-13:978-0-387-78904-0PAGES/ILLUS:approx. 400 p., 210 illus., SoftcoverPRICE:$39.95AVAILABLE (US):October 2008This book provides a detailed history of unmanned missions of exploration of our Solar System. It focuses on the technology of the robotic space probes that made it possible, including missions which - for a variety of reasons – were never completed. It uses sources only recently made available on the Soviet space program, in addition to some obscure and rarely used references on the European space program.SELLING POINTS:The 3-volume series will provide comprehensive coverage with thousands of references to the professional literature that should make it the 'first port of call' for people seeking information on the topicEmphasises the technology of space probesComprehensive coverage ranges from the earliest planetary probes to the most recent planetary flights and missionsProvides multilingual references (including Chinese, Russian, Czech, French, Italian)Details many unflown and unfulfilled missions, which may still be useful in the futureDescribes the technical rivalry between the US and Soviet Union in the development of launchersMARKET:Space science and exploration enthusiasts, space historians, students and engineersSUBJECTS:Popular Science in Astronomy; Extraterrestrial Physics, Space SciencesLOCATION IN BOOKSTORE:Physics/Astronomy RELATED TITLES:Shayler, Apollo (978-1-85233-575-5, 2002, $49.95)Ulivi, Lunar Exploration-Human Pioneers, Robotic Suveyors (978-1-85233-746-9, 2004, $49.95)Young, Lunar and Planetary Rovers (978-0-387-30774-9, 2006, $39.95)Harland, The first Men on the Moon (978-0-387-34176-7, 2006, $39.95)COMPETITION:Launius, Robots in Space: Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel (Johns Hopkins, 0801887089, 2008, $35.00)104
POPULARSCIENCEINMEDICINEMolecules of MurderCriminal Molecules and Classic MurdersAUTHOR:JOHNEMSLEYISBN-13:978-0-85404-965-3PAGES/ILLUS:approx. 240 p., HardcoverPRICE:$24.95AVAILABLE (US):AvailableMolecules of Murder is about infamous murderers and famous victims. Few books on