It's ONLY Rocket Science

An Introduction in Plain English

Author: Lucy Rogers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387753788

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 350

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Most amateur astronomers – and many of those with similar interests but who are not currently practising observers – have only a sketchy understanding of space flight. This book provides an introduction to its mechanics. The beauty of this book, written by an engineer who is also an accomplished science writer, is that it covers the subject comprehensively, and yet is almost entirely descriptive and non-mathematical. It deals with all aspects of space flight, from how to leave the Earth (including the design of the rocket, mission planning, navigation and communication), to life in space and the effects of weightlessness. The book also includes sections describing how an amateur can track satellites and understand their orbital parameters.

This Is Rocket Science

True Stories of the Risk-Taking Scientists Who Figure Out Ways to Explore Beyond Earth

Author: Gloria Skurzynski

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426305974

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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A history of rockets and rocket science, from the Chinese discovery of gunpowder to the development of nuclear spacecraft and rockets that sail on the solar winds.

This Is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide

70 Fun and Easy Experiments for Kids to Learn More About Our Solar System

Author: Emma Vanstone

Publisher: Page Street Kids

ISBN: 1624145256

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Building a rocket and learning about science has never been easier with This Is Rocket Science: An Activity Guide. Fun experiments for kids and adults teach you how to build mind-blowing projects, each designed to show how mechanical science and astrophysics work from the inside out. Use everyday items like bottles, cardboard, glue and tape to build awesome rocket ships, paper spinners and mobile rocket launch pads, all while learning concepts like Newton’s Third Law of motion (for every action there is always an opposite and equal reaction), speed, gravity and air resistance. Kids learn to make scientific observations, ask questions, identify and classify and find answers to their questions, all while investigating space. This book will feature 70 activities and 60 photographs.

Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition

Author: Travis S. Taylor

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149877234X

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Introduction to Rocket Science and Engineering, Second Edition, presents the history and basics of rocket science, and examines design, experimentation, testing, and applications. Exploring how rockets work, the book covers the concepts of thrust, momentum, impulse, and the rocket equation, along with the rocket engine, its components, and the physics involved in the generation of the propulsive force. The text also presents several different types of rocket engines and discusses the testing of rocket components, subsystems, systems, and complete products. The final chapter stresses the importance for rocket scientists and engineers to creatively deal with the complexities of rocketry.

Rocket Science

Author: Andrew Rader

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981832651

Category:

Page: 44

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Ever wonder how spaceships work? Rocket Science is a tour of the latest in spacecraft technology and planetary exploration by real-life aerospace engineer Andrew Rader and illustrator Galen Frazer. Explaining the physics of space travel in a way that's easy to understand, the book is accessible to anyone. It's sure to ignite the imagination of kids of all ages, and even curious adults. How do rockets work? Why do they use staging? What's an orbit? Is there gravity in space? How did we get to the Moon? How would we get to Mars? Could we get to another star? These are just a few of the questions discussed in Rocket Science. Rocket Science is primarily aimed at kids in the 6-10 range, but its illustrations would be appealing to younger kids if parents were reading, and the book is even suitable as a light reader for adults interested in learning a thing or two about space engineering and planetary science. This hardcover book features 42 full spread illustrations by professional graphic artist Galen Frazer. Rocket Science is the third book by Andrew and Galen, the first two being Epic Space Adventure and Mars Rover Rescue, which were aimed at younger kids.

Rocket Science

Author: Jay Lake

Publisher: Fairwood Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780974657363

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Vernon Dunham's friend Floyd Bellamy has returned to Augusta, Kansas after serving in World War II, but he hasn't come back empty-handed: he's stolen a super-secret aircraft right from under the Germans. Vernon doesn't think it's your ordinary run-of-the-mill aircraft. For one thing, it's been buried under the Arctic ice for hundreds of years.

It's Not Rocket Science

Author: Ben Miller

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0748128506

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The Top Ten Bestseller Black holes. DNA. The Large Hadron Collider. Ever had that sneaking feeling that you are missing out on some truly spectacular science? You do? Well, fear not, for help is at hand. Ben Miller was working on his Physics PhD at Cambridge when he accidentally became a comedian. But first love runs deep, and he has returned to his roots to share with you all his favourite bits of science. This is the stuff you really need to know, not only because it matters but because it will quite simply amaze and delight you. 'Let me show you another, perhaps less familiar side of Science; her beauty, her seductiveness and her passion. And let's do it quickly, while Maths isn't looking' Ben Miller 'This book makes climate change actually seem interesting. Not just important - it's obviously important - but interesting. As a result I bought lots of other books about climate change, something I now regret' David Mitchell Ben Miller is, like you, a mutant ape living through an Ice Age on a ball of molten iron, orbiting a supermassive black hole. He is also an actor, comedian and approximately one half of Armstrong & Miller. He's presented a BBC Horizon documentary on temperature and a Radio 4 series about the history of particle physics, and has written a science column for The Times. He is slowly coming to terms with the idea that he may never be an astronaut.

Advice to Rocket Scientists

A Career Survival Guide for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Jim Longuski

Publisher: AIAA

ISBN: 9781563476556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 86

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A former NASA engineer and astronautics professor offers down-to-earth advice and recommended reading on preparing for and surviving in science-related professions. This book is especially valuable for those who are attempting career transitions between the work place and academic environments.

This is (not) Rocket Science

Author: Lucio Di Jasio

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312907770

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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How a new generation of microcontrollers featuring core independent peripherals redefined embedded control.

Rocket science

50 flying, floating, flipping, spinning gadgets kids create themselves

Author: Jim Wiese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439234924

Category: Experiments

Page: 115

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Coffee Isn't Rocket Science

A Quick and Easy Guide to Buying, Brewing, Serving, Roasting, and Tasting Coffee

Author: Sebastien Racineux,Chung-Leng Tran

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316439568

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

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This fully-illustrated, highly-informative, and fun primer presents a whole new way to know and enjoy any type of coffee. In the same format as the highly-praised Wine Isn't Rocket Science. Rocket science is complicated, coffee doesn't have to be! With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and chock-full of the fool-proof and reliable knowledge of a seasoned barista, COFFEE ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE is the guide you always wished existed. From how coffee beans are grown, harvested and turned into coffee, the history and flavor profiles of beans from every country, making pour-overs, cold brew, and latte art, and the cultural practices of drinking coffee around the world, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. All information is illustrated in charming and informative four-color drawings that explain concepts at a glance.

Rocket Science for Traders

Digital Signal Processing Applications

Author: John F. Ehlers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471405672

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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Predict the future more accurately in today's difficult tradingtimes The Holy Grail of trading is knowing what the markets will do next.Technical analysis is the art of predicting the market based ontested systems. Some systems work well when markets are "trending,"and some work well when they are "cycling," going neither up nordown, but sideways. In Trading with Signal Analysis, notedtechnical analyst John Ehlers applies his engineering expertise todevelop techniques that predict the future more accurately in thesetimes that are otherwise so difficult to trade. Since cycles andtrends exist in every time horizon, these methods are useful evenin the strongest bull--or bear--market. John F. Ehlers (Goleta, CA) speaks internationally on the subjectof cycles in the market and has expanded the scope of hiscontributions to technical analysis through the application ofscientific digital signal processing techniques.

It's Not Rocket Science

7 Game-Changing Traits for Uncommon Success

Author: Mary Spio

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 0399169326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Rocket scientist, internet entrepreneur, and popular speaker Mary Spio presents practical advice for beating the odds, breaking the mold, and charting your own path to achieve true success Mary Spio went from being a barefoot girl in Ghana to a rocket scientist with major patents with Boeing. Mary is also an internet entrepreneur who speaks throughout the world about how anyone with a dream and some tools can harness the digital world for success and prosperity. In IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, she presents advice and empowering stories that will inspire readers to move beyond their comfort zones into mastery and empowerment. IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE reveals the habits and traits of people who defy convention, overcome limited thinking, and crush the odds to achieve breakthrough success and shows readers how to strike their own uncommon path. It shares the secrets to cultivating curiosity, creativity, compassion, audacity, passion, obsessive focus and tenacity to attain their dreams and change the world. It's not Rocket Science is an inspiring and entertaining read for anyone who desires to be empowered with the mindset needed to propel their life to new heights. Learn how some of the world s most successful people shatter boundaries. Discover how your difference creates your relevance and your significance. Uncover your inner spark and learn how to fuel your own flame. Understand why a Defy-ing Moment is a defining moment. Find your path to success however you define it. "

Ignition!

An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

Author: John Drury Clark

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813599199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as “a good book on rocket stuff…that’s a really fun one” by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.

Wine Isn't Rocket Science

A Quick and Easy Guide to Understanding, Buying, Tasting, and Pairing Every Type of Wine

Author: Ophelie Neiman

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 031643129X

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Rocket science is complicated, wine doesn't have to be! With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and chock-full of the fool-proof and reliable knowledge of a seasoned oenophile, Wine Isn't Rocket Science is the guide you always wished existed. From how grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine, to judging the color, aroma, and taste of the world's most popular varietals, to understanding terroir and feeling confident ordering and serving wine at any occasion, this book explains it all in the simplest possible way. Every page, every piece of information, and every detail is illustrated in charming and informative four-color drawings that explain concepts at a glance. Includes detailed information on the following varietals (wine made from a particular grape) in the order in which they're presented in the book: WhiteChardonnaySauvignon BlancCheninGewürztraminerViognierSemillonRieslingMarsanne BlendRolle-VermentinoMuscatPinot Grigio/GrisPinot BlancMuscadetSoaveAlbarinoTorrontesGruner VeltlinerAssyrtikoChampagneCavaProsecco RedPinot NoirCabernet-SauvignonMerlotCabernet-FrancMalbecPetit VerdotBordeaux BlendSyrahGrenacheMourvedreCarignanRhone/GSM BlendGamayNebbioloSangioveseBarberaValpolicella BlendAglianicoMontepulcianoNero D'AvolaNegroamaroZinfandelPetit SirahCarmenereTempranilloMenciaTouriga NacionalPinotageBlaufrankischLambruscoRose DessertPortSherry MarsalaMadeiraVin SantoSauternesTokaji Ice Wine

It's Not Rocket Science

4 Simple Strategies for Mastering the Art of Execution

Author: Dave Anderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119116651

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Stop chasing hot trends and start driving real growth It's Not Rocket Science blasts through the trends and false promises permeating the business world to help you and your company get back to basics and get things done. Why doggedly pursue the "next big thing" when the most effective drivers of growth are right under your nose? This book asserts that you've already heard, been taught, and know well the key fundamentals that spell business success, and presents a compelling, four strategy blueprint for returning your business culture and strategies to a rock solid foundation of execution excellence. Each chapter opens with The Challenge, which outlines a current condition that exists due to a departure from common sense behaviors, and tasks you with following the appropriate execution principles to get your business on the right track. After a thorough explanation of "what" and "why," each chapter gives you the actionable "how" so you can implement these valuable steps and master the art of execution in your organization. Shifting sands do not make for a sustainable structure. If your organization is to be robust and strong enough to weather any storm, the strength must come from the very core; the ability for each member of your team to execute daily and effectively towards your organization's most compelling goals. Frankly, the last things most organizations need is another goal they'll miss because they can't execute well. This book reminds you of the four timeless execution methods and strategies that have proven themselves over centuries, and shows you how they are implemented in today's business environment. Get the leaders right Get the culture right Get the people right Get the process right Today's flash in the pan may be superficially intriguing, but is it really that much different from yesterday's "hot tip"? Fundamentals are fundamental for a reason, and It's Not Rocket Science is the common sense guide to putting away flavor-of-the-month toys and getting down to business.

Rocket Science for Babies

Author: Chris Ferrie

Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

ISBN: 9781492656258

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Ages 0 to 3 years Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie is an introduction to aerospace engineering (also known as rocket science). Baby will learn the principles of lift and thrust, the forces responsible for flight. This is the first in a series of books designed to stimulate your baby and introduce them to the world of science. Also coming in May are: Newtonian Physics for Babies General Relativity for Babies Quantum Physics for Babies

Rocket Science for the Rest of Us

Author: Ben Gilliland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465442545

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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All new content. Cutting-edge concepts made simple. Media reportage on the latest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs--from black holes, dark matter, and exoplanets to leap seconds and Planck time--can be a foreign language. Get to grips with these difficult concepts by reading Ben Gilliland's unique take on them. With fun graphics and clear explanations, this book will have you saying "I get it now!" over and over again. Some of it may actually be rocket science, but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand it.

Rocket Science

Science Fiction and Non-Fiction

Author: Ian Sales

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907553035

Category: Science fiction

Page: 314

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Rocket Science is a collection of 17 original stories of hard science fiction, accompanied by 5 original non-fiction essays on space exploration. Too much science fiction seems to rely on magical technology or trivialises the astonishing size and wonder of the real universe. Though it is difficult, dangerous and expensive to get into space, the rewards for doing so more than outweigh any risk or cost. It may even prove to be the human race's only hope of survival. Given all that, science fiction's predilection for action-adventure stories set in galactic empires does feel like a squandering of the genre's potential. The stories and essays in Rocket Science are about the real world, either now or in the future. They are about real science - not just rocket science, but also quantum physics, genetics, computer science... They are not just stories of exploration, but family dramas, love triangles, alternate histories, hubris...