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Launius, Roger D.

Overview
Works: 149 works in 328 publications in 2 languages and 15,491 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Pictorial works  Art  Interviews  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QB500.262, 387.80973
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Most widely held works by Roger D Launius
Frontiers of space exploration by Roger D Launius ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gives an overview of space exploration during the twentieth century; includes information on the development of rocket technology, the Mir space station, the Mars Pathfinder mission, and other related topics
Innovation and the development of flight by Roger D Launius ( )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member 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 by John E Hallwas ( )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultures in Conflict offers students of history an invaluable source of documents regarding the history of the Mormon presence in Illinois. Few local histories are so academically sound.-Illinois TimesHallwas and Launius have compiled and written the most balanced and thorough account yet of the events and circumstances that led to the forced Mormon exodus from Nauvoo following the mini civil war that erupted in Illinois during the 1849s
Seasons in the sun the story of big league baseball in Missouri by Roger D Launius ( )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member 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
Exploring the unknown : selected documents in the history of the U.S. civil space program ( Book )
in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robots in space : technology, evolution, and interplanetary travel by Roger D Launius ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member 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
Joseph Smith III : pragmatic prophet by Roger D Launius ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
NASA : a history of the U.S. civil space program by Roger D Launius ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and French and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Smithsonian atlas of space exploration by Roger D Launius ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member 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 )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of the history of NASA and its role in modern space exploration, accompanied by sketches and paintings from American artists
Spaceflight and the myth of presidential leadership ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Spaceflight and the Myth of Presidential Leadership, ten contributors present compelling arguments and analyses that shed new light on the power and leadership of the nation's presidency and on the space program. Setting the tone for the collection, Roger Launius and Howard McCurdy maintain that the nation's presidency had become imperial by the mid-1970s and that supporters of the space program had grown to find relief in such a presidency, which they believed could help them obtain greater political support and funding. Subsequent chapters explore the roles and political leadership, vis-a-vis government policy, of Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush
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 374 WorldCat member 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 )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the history of space stations, from their early concepts to the present
Kingdom on the Mississippi revisited : Nauvoo in Mormon history ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconsidering Sputnik : forty years since the Soviet satellite ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To reach the high frontier : a history of U.S. launch vehicles by Roger D Launius ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Whitmer is cast in a new light here, in a selection that emphasizes his disenchantment with Joseph Smith's increasing power and his belief that the church was moving counter to Whitmer's understanding of what religion should do
Alexander William Doniphan : portrait of a Missouri moderate by Roger D Launius ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexander William Doniphan (1808-1887) - Missouri attorney, military figure, politician, and businessman - is one of the most significant figures in antebellum Missouri. From the 1830s to the 1880s, Doniphan was active in a variety of affairs in Missouri and held firm to several underlying principles, including loyalty, hard work, the sanctity of the republic, and commitment to Christian charity. However, the key to Doniphan's importance was his persistent moderation on the critical issues of his day. Alexander William Doniphan will be of interest to academic specialists and general readers alike, especially those interested in Mormon studies, Missouri history, military history, and western history
Societal impact of spaceflight by Steven J Dick ( )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Launius, Roger D.
Languages
English (115)
French (1)
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