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Chaikin, Andrew 1956-

Works: 104 works in 339 publications in 3 languages and 13,976 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Literature  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Drama  Television mini-series  Documentary television programs  Art  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Author of dialog, wst, Collector, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: TL789.8.U6, 629.4540973
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Most widely held works about Andrew Chaikin
Most widely held works by Andrew Chaikin
The New solar system by J. Kelly Beatty( Book )

53 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 3,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the current state of planetary science and the solar system, incorporating the most recent research on, and discoveries in, the solar systems and beyond
A man on the moon : the voyages of the Apollo astronauts by Andrew Chaikin( Book )

36 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in English and held by 2,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaikin interviewed each of the twenty-four moon voyagers to present this complete story of the Apollo missions
Mission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moon by Andrew Chaikin( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

July 20, 1969, marked one of the climactic moments in our history, the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it is only one piece of a magnificent story. Mission Control, This Is Apollo, by the acclaimed Andrew Chaikin recounts space history from the Mercury missions through Apollo 17 and beyond. It is illustrated with stunning full-color paintings by astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon with Pete Conrad on Apollo 12 and has devoted his post-NASA life to creating art. Handsome, informative, and dramatic, this is no textbook, it is the tale of humankind's greatest adventure in the last frontier: space
Full moon by Michael Light( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material in the form of 129 photographs from the various Apollo lunar missions
Air and space : the National Air and Space Museum story of flight by Andrew Chaikin( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on the peerless collections of the National Air and Space Museum ... this magnificent book brings us the story of the conquest of the skies. From the first hot-air balloon to the Wright brothers, the Apollo Moon landing, the Mars Pathfinder mission, and beyond. Air and Space captures the daring innovators, brilliant discoveries, and breathtaking excitement of aviation and spaceflight as no other book has." Includes over 400 photographs and illustrations.--Jacket
Space by Andrew Chaikin( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 years of space exploration and science is explored in photographs and accessible text. Both a comprehensive history of, and a portfolio of images (some rare or unique) from, the American, Russian and other space programs. "The photographs in this book capture a vision of the Heavens and our Earth with a crystal clarity which we are lucky enough to see with our own eyes." "The immensity ... the beauty ... the challenge ... the triumph and the tragedies ... are captured in Andy Chaikin's elegant photo history." Evocative, dramatic and fascinating, Space is a brilliant collection of more than 300 images that pay tribute to and trace the history of space exploration. This book covers fifty years of this immense human endeavor that started in earnest during the Cold War: Early theories on space travel - Pioneering flights by the Soviets - NASA's earliest missions - Apollo moon landings - The space shuttle - Space probes and space stations - The future of space exploration - The images -- some very rare - have been painstakingly researched from American, Russian and other space programs. As a result, this book is both a historical record of this astonishing era and a portfolio of the most stunning scenes ever photographed
Apollo : an eyewitness account by astronaut/explorer artist/moonwalker Alan Bean by Alan Bean( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lunar module pilot for Apollo 12 presents his artistic interpretation and chronicles of the Apollo missions
Voices from the moon : Apollo astronauts describe their lunar experiences by Andrew Chaikin( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides recollections from Apollo astronauts and a collection of photographs that document the history of the Apollo space program
A man on the moon by Andrew Chaikin( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first landing on the moon, July 20, 1969
Apollo 11( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just ten years after sending experimental monkeys into space, Neil Armstrong stepped from the ladder of the Apollo 11 spacecraft onto the face of the moon and became the first human being to walk on its surface. The event was one of the crowning achievements in human history. Filled with the rich stories of the people who made it possible, this chronicles the historic mission that brought man to the moon. See how an army of engineers and scientists worked to live up to JFK's extraordinary challenge, and meet the men who were chosen for the mission
First man on the moon( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon. Interviews with colleagues, family, friends, and historians offer insights into Armstrong's motivations and reveal that he was not always comfortable with the fame that his accomplishments earned him
A Positron named Priscilla : scientific discovery at the frontier by Marcia Bartusiak( )

2 editions published between 1900 and 1994 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passion for Mars : intrepid explorers of the Red Planet by Andrew Chaikin( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The quest for Mars is chronicled by bestselling author Andrew Chaikin in this story of a passionate band of Earthbound explorers caught in the irresistible pull of the Red Planet. They include celebrated figures: astronomer Carl Sagan, who champions the idea of life on Mars-; rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, drawing up plans for human Mars expeditions; and science-fiction author Ray Bradbury, standard-bearer for Mars's crucial place in human destiny. Readers also meet the rogue grad students known as the "Mars Underground," keepers of the flame when Mars falls off NASA's radar; biologist Jerry Soffen, looking for signs of life in a Martian meteorite; geologist Mike Malin, who defies skeptics to reveal a Mars no one imagines; and many others, including Chaikin himself, who served on the first Viking Mars landing and covered Mars exploration as a science journalist. Based on extensive interviews, illustrated with compelling images, and animated by the author's own passion, Chaikin's account will resonate with anyone who has ever dreamed of a journey to Mars
When dinosaurs walked by Andrew Chaikin( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dinosaurs Walked has been recommended as scientifically and artistically accurate by The Dinosaur Society's Book Review Committee, a nonprofit corporation for the advancement of dinosaur research, education and art
Josh Simpson : glass artist by Andrew Chaikin( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Josh Simpson: Glass Artist introduces not just the artist and his work, but also the inspirations and techniques that Simpson draws upon as he creates wondrous worlds from blown glass. Author Andrew Chaikin reviews Simpson's 30-year career as an artist and glass blower, and explores the factors that combine to shape his art: his family, his lifelong fascination with space exploration, and his home in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. Chaikin also describes Simpson at work; in a richly illustrated "studio visit," he documents the making of a megaworld, a basketball-sized globe which is surely one of the most remarkable artifacts of our time." "The portfolio which completes this volume presents objects of pure beauty, both in their entirety and in close-up photography which is, in essence, a reinterpretation of Simpson's imagery. We see vases and goblets, perfectly designed and proportioned, planets and sculptures, remarkable in concept and execution. And with the eye of the camera pressed against the glass surface, we float - as in a dream - into the visionary worlds of Simpson's imagination. It is a stunning experience."--BOOK JACKET
A man on the moon : the voyages of the Apollo astronauts by Andrew Chaikin( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when two Americans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, walked on the moon. Now the greatest event of the twentieth century is magnificently retold through the eyes and ears of the people who were there. Based on in-depth interviews with twenty-three of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, science journalist Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the missions with breathtaking immediacy, from the rush of liftoff, to the heart-stopping lunar touchdown, to the final hurdle of reentry. This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called Chaikin's A Man on the Moon the definitive account of their missions
Project Gemini : a bridge to the moon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes overlooked, Project Gemini was the crucible of America's space experience. Originally conceived as the "Mercury Mark II" program, the need to master rendezvous, EVA and long duration missions transformed Gemini into a bold new program ... a complex project providing the seasoning in men and machines that led to success in Apollo. Includes all the onboard Gemini motion picture footage, as well as unique footage of the development of the Gemini spacecraft and Titan II launch vehicle. Rare reels include a unique glimpse into the cockpit as a suited crewmember tests his ability to reach and view each control in the spacecraft. You'll see stacking operations of a Gemini-Titan, and see multi-angle coverage of every Gemini launch
The NASA archives : from Project Mercury to the Mars Rovers : 60 years in space by Piers Bizony( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Infinity and Beyond Journey through the U.S. space program's fascinating pictorial history On October 1, 1958, the world's first civilian space agency opened for business as an emergency response to the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik a year earlier. Within a decade, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, universally known as NASA, had evolved from modest research teams experimenting with small converted rockets into one of the greatest technological and managerial enterprises everknown, capable of sending men to the moon
Die Sonne und ihre Planeten : Weltraumforschung in einer neuen Dimension( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heaven and earth: First step( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Eagle has landed!" With those words, a collective dream of humankind came true. This program observes the first landing on the lunar surface from the perspective of the visionary technicians, scientists, and researchers who, in control rooms and laboratories, made it possible for Neil Armstrong to take his "one small step." Their exploits paved the way for eventual landings in the 21st century--on Mars
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A man on the moon : the voyages of the Apollo astronauts
A man on the moon : the voyages of the Apollo astronautsMission control, this is Apollo : the story of the first voyages to the moonFull moonAir and space : the National Air and Space Museum story of flightSpaceApollo : an eyewitness account by astronaut/explorer artist/moonwalker Alan BeanVoices from the moon : Apollo astronauts describe their lunar experiencesA man on the moon
Alternative Names
Andrew Chaikin

Andrew Chaikin American journalist and writer

Andrew Chaikin Amerikaans journalist

Andrew Chaikin écrivain et journaliste américain

Andrew Chaikin periodista estauxunidense

Chaikin, Andrew

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English (216)

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