Launius, Roger D.
Most widely held works by Roger D Launius
Frontiers of space exploration by Roger D Launius ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
Innovation and the development of flight ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 815 libraries worldwide
I sin beskrivelse af flyvningens historie og udvikling, relaterer forfatteren udviklingens indflydelse på samfundet, politik og kulturer, f.eks i omtalen af relationerne imellem lufthavne, byer og industri i takt med udviklingen af flyindstrien.
Cultures in conflict a documentary history of the Mormon War in Illinois ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
The most extensive and thorough account yet of the struggle between Mormons and non-Mormons in frontier Illinois, Cultures in Conflict presents a wide selection of historical documents - a number of which never have been published - concerning a mini civil war that erupted during the 1840s. John Hallwas and Roger Launius introduce these documents with probing but balanced discussions of the causes that underlay the conflict. They note the relationship of attitudes and.
Exploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program ( Book )
in English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Joseph Smith III : pragmatic prophet by Roger D Launius ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 libraries worldwide
NASA : a history of the U.S. civil space program by Roger D Launius ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Robots in space : technology, evolution, and interplanetary travel by Roger D Launius ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
"Given the near incomprehensible enormity of the universe, it appears almost inevitable that humankind will one day find a planet that appears to be much like Earth. This discovery will no doubt reignite the lure of interplanetary travel. Will we be up to the task? And, given our limited resources, biological constraints, and the general hostility of space, what shape should we expect such expeditions to take?" "In Robots in Space, Roger Launius and Howard McCurdy tackle these seemingly fanciful questions with rigorous scholarship and disciplined imagination, jumping comfortably among the worlds of rocketry, engineering, public policy, and science fantasy to expound upon the possibilities and improbabilities involved in trekking across the Milky Way and beyond. They survey the literature - fictional as well as academic studies; outline the progress of space programs in the United States and other nations; and assess the current state of affairs to offer a conclusion startling only to those who haven't spent time with Asimov, Heinlein, and Clarke: to traverse the cosmos, humans must embrace and entwine themselves with advanced robotic technologies."--Jacket.
Seasons in the sun the story of big league baseball in Missouri by Roger D Launius ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
Presents the history of the major league baseball teams that have called Missouri home from 1876 to 2001, from St. Louis's first league, the Brown Stockings, to Kansas City's Negro World Series-winning league, the Monarchs, to the state's National League champions, the Cardinals.
Smithsonian atlas of space exploration by Roger D Launius ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of space exploration from Ptolomy and Copernicus to the space shuttles and Mars missions of today, and explains the geography of space flight and the ways in which space travel was shaped by Cold War politics.
NASA & the exploration of space : with works from the NASA art collection by Roger D Launius ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
An overview of the history of NASA and its role in modern space exploration, accompanied by sketches and paintings from American artists.
General Duane H. Cassidy, Commander in Chief United States Transportation Command and Commander in Chief Military Airlift Command : an oral history : Air Force joint and business careers by Duane H Cassidy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Spaceflight and the myth of presidential leadership ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Charlie Finley : the outrageous story of baseball's super showman by G. Michael Green ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
A profile of the colorful former owner and general manager of the Oakland A's describes the tuberculosis that ended his athletic ambitions, his contributions to the team's historic wins, and the contradictory personality that led to his controversial team breakdown.
Space stations : base camps to the stars by Roger D Launius ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Kingdom on the Mississippi revisited : Nauvoo in Mormon history ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Reconsidering Sputnik : forty years since the Soviet satellite ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
To reach the high frontier : a history of U.S. launch vehicles ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Beskriver den historiske og teknologiske udvikling inden for det amerikanske rumprogram med fokus på de store løfteraketter.
Differing visions : dissenters in Mormon history ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Recognizing Mormonism's dissenting tradition, Differing Visions presents selections on nineteen Mormon dissenters - David Whitmer, Fawn Brodie, and Sonia Johnson among them - in a volume that focuses on the variety of religious sentiment within the church and assesses factors that have encouraged divergent ideas from the early 1800s on.
Alexander William Doniphan : portrait of a Missouri moderate by Roger D Launius ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Imagining space : achievements, predictions, possibilities : 1950-2050 by Roger D Launius ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Aeronautics Aeronautics--Technological innovations Airlift, Military Armed Forces--Officers Art Art Astronautics Astronautics and state Astronautics--International cooperation Astronautics--Public opinion Baseball Baseball team owners Biography Cassidy, Duane H.,--1933- Church history Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Executive power Exploration of outer space Finley, Charles Oscar,--1918-1996 Flight Generals History Illinois Illinois--Nauvoo International Space Station Interviews Leadership Missouri Mormon Church Mormons Oakland Athletics (Baseball team) Outer space Pictorial works Presidents Project Apollo (U.S.) Prophets Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Robots Rocketry Smith, Joseph,--1832-1914 Sources Space robotics Space sciences Space ships Space stations Space vehicles Transportation, Military United States United States.--Air Force United States.--National Aeronautics and Space Administration