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Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: Douglas G. Adler Title: Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind Author: Joseph Silk NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Kindle Pages: 304 Publisher: Princeton University Press Date: November 2022 Retail Price:...
Category: Nonfiction Reviewed by: John J. Vester Title: A Portrait of the Scientist as a young Woman: A Memoir Author: Lindy Elkins-Tanton NSS Amazon link for this book Format: Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle Pages: 272 Publisher: William Morrow Date: June 2022 Retail...
An alternate-history thriller about an Apollo 18 mission involving murder as Americans and Soviets simultaneously compete and cooperate with each other.
Power Challenges is the fourth book In the Power series novels. Although the reviewer did not read the three prior books, she found that the book stands alone as a narrative of how space policy and actions in the space arena is viewed by politicians, the media, and the general public.
Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon, by Suzanne Slade. Reviewed by Clifford R. McMurray. Especially wonderful about this children’s book about Apollo are the illustrations by Thomas Gonzales that adorn almost every page—some of the finest space art I’ve ever seen. For the beauty of the story and the artwork, Countdown has won a number of well-deserved awards, including the National Science Teachers Association award for best STEM book of 2019.
Category: Children’s Books Reviewed by: Ted Spitzmiller Title: Daring Dozen: The Twelve who Walked on the Moon Author: Suzanne Slade Illustrator: Alan Marks NSS Amazon link for this book Ages: 5 to 9 Format: Hardcover, Kindle Pages: 48 Publisher: Charlesbridge Date:...