Voyager Tales

Author: David W. Swift
Publisher: AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics)
ISBN: 9781563472527
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Foreword by Norman R. Augustine In 1977, Voyager 1 and 2 journeyed to the outer planets, gathering information about Jupiter and Saturn, sending scientists on Earth their first close-up photographs of Uranus and Neptune, and collecting a series of images of the sun and its planets. Twenty years later, Voyager Tales presents a collection of interviews from a cross section of the professionals involved in all aspects of the mission. Voyager Tales: Personal Views of the Grand Tour provides insights into the development of a major research project from the personal perspectives of the people who helped design, build, and fly the two spacecraft. Readers will use this book as a case study of a project that not only was highly successful, operating on time and on budget, but far surpassed its initial goals.

Voyager S Tales Easyread Large Edition

Author: Richard Hakluyt
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1554800072
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Tales Of A Voyager To The Arctic Ocean By R P Gillies

Author: Robert Pierce Gillies
Publisher: General Books LLC
ISBN: 9781150709340
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826. Excerpt: ... THE VOYAGE, CONTINUED. TtrBN we from love, and the precincts of our dearly cherished city, to the deck of the Leviathan, in latitude 77, 24," north; and let us ask of those masquerade figures before us if tbey have not been transported from the Piazza of St. Mark, or the field of Wat Tyler, to do their hideous antics amidst plains of ice, and wastes of dark blue water. Let us consider a little, however, before we put that question, whether we cannot account for their appearance, without bringing them from the Carnival, or St. Bartholomew's fair. I cannot say " 'twas night," for it was broad daylight, but I had not long sunk to sleep before a dismal din of speaking trumpets, violins, pannikins, tinpots, and drums, barbarous in construction as well as sound, arose, or rather descended, upon mine ear. I awoke, and I believe the sleep must have been sound indeed that would have prevented the sleeper from hearing the clangor.--But while I was considering what diabolical discord had taken place in the vessel, my cabin door was flung back with violence. I started up, and thrust out my head, filled with sudden recollections of all the horrors of devilism, of which I had either heard or dreamt, and beheld a group of hideous beings crowding the cabin, and extending through the steerage up the ladder to the deck. Shapes there were of every size and deformity, and the fearful riot of sounds, which issued from among them, was not more appalling than the distorted figures appeared to my scarcely awakened fancy. Two or three glances, however, gave me some probable conjectures as to he tidentity of these unexpected visitants; and, as my eyes grew more open, I could distinguish enough to satisfy me that they were not a deputation from the infernal regions, come to cite me...

Tales Of A Voyager To The Arctic Ocean In Three Volumes

Author: Robert Pearse Gillies
Publisher: Hughes Press
ISBN: 1445531429
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Tales Of A Voyager To The Arctic Ocean Vol 1 Of 3 Classic Reprint

Author: Robert Pearse Gillies
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780267130252
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Excerpt from Tales of a Voyager to the Arctic Ocean, Vol. 1 of 3 But while, at distant intervals, one solitary bark is seen braving the perlls of a Polar voyage to in crease the intellectual riches of mankind, every year beholds a fleet of vessels wandering through the intricate mazes of an ice-clad ocean, and defy ing storms and shipwrecks, in quest of ba/ser wealth; and though a portion of the fearless beings who crowd these fragile fabrics is annually devoted to destruction, their loss excites no mur mur; as if a sacrifice were deemed necessary to propitiate the anger of some deity who guards the Arctic circle. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Tales Of A Voyager To The Arctic Ocean Vol 3 Of 3 Classic Reprint

Author: Robert Pearse Gillies
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780365022992
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Excerpt from Tales of a Voyager to the Arctic Ocean, Vol. 3 of 3 IN quitting the highest range of fishing ground, the vessels take a Westerly course, which-brings them Obliquely from about 80° to about nor is it possible for them to make the Westland, or Greenland, at an equally high latitude with the\eastland, or Spitzbergen, The ocean is generally free from ice along all the shores of this desolate island, but the coasts of the Opposite continent, (more probablyfarchi pelago, ) are ever crowded with innumerable fields and loose clusters of frozen water.' It is there that most of the misfortunes happen, which usually accumulate on the records of the arctic fishery, and it was there that, late in this year, Several ships, among others 'the Baffin, the Trafalgar, and the Dundee, Were. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.