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How this collection will be used at Wagner
This collection will be used primarily by the Academy of Science Learning Center, with an emphasis on astronomy and physics classes, and our Air Force Junior ROTC program, but is available to all students who love science.
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Highlights from the Collection
Above and Beyond by
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
Since NASA was established in 1958, it has landed rovers on distant planets and launched telescopes deep into space—all so that we can look back to the beginning of time.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by
Publication Date: 2017-05-02
From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces.
Private Space Travel by
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go into outer space? Soon you might be able to find out! For years, only trained astronauts were allowed to travel through space, but now lots of companies are creating spacecraft that will allow regular people to experience space for themselves. World View Enterprises wants to take people to near space using a helium balloon. And Virgin Galactic has already sold hundreds of tickets for a ride on its Unity spacecraft. But is this kind of space travel safe? Will these new spacecraft be able to get off the ground?
Space Survival by
Publication Date: 2019-08-01
As humans continue to make amazing discoveries in outer space, we also face a unique challenge - living in an environment that we're not meant to live in. Find out how long-term exposure to outer space affects the human body and what scientists are doing to combat it.
A Visual Guide to Space Exploration by
Publication Date: 2017-07-15
Updated for 2013, Space Exploration, is one book in the Britannica Illustrated Science Library Series that covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail. Amazing graphics-more than 1,000 per title-combined with concise summaries help students understand complex subjects.