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Peebles, Curtis

Overview
Works: 31 works in 148 publications in 4 languages and 7,076 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography  Oral histories 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor
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Most widely held works by Curtis Peebles
Asteroids : a history by Curtis Peebles( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering all aspects of asteroid investigation, Curtis Peebles shows how ideas about the orbiting boulders have evolved. He describes how such phenomena as the Moon's craters and dinosaur extinction were gradually, and by some scientists grudgingly, accepted as the results of asteroid impacts. He tells how a band of icy asteroids rimming the solar system, first proposed as a theory in the 1940s, was ignored for more than forty years until renewed interest and technological breakthroughs confirmed the existence of the Kuiper Belt. Peebles also chronicles the discovery of Shoemaker-Levy 9, a comet with twenty-two nuclei that crashed into Jupiter in 1994, releasing many times the energy of the world's nuclear arsenal."
Watch the skies! : a chronicle of the flying saucer myth by Curtis Peebles( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 24, 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold flew from Chehalis, Washington, on his way to Yakima. As he headed toward Mt. Rainier, he witnessed nine peculiar disk- or saucer-shaped aircraft flying in a line at incredible speed. Arnold's attempts to contact the authorities resulted in front-page news stories that referred for the first time to "flying saucers." Watch the Skies! chronicles the arrival and invasion of the UFO myth in American popular culture. Curtis Peebles recounts in detail the record of sightings, contacts, and abductions over nearly fifty years, among them "The Classics" of 1948, the Invasion of Washington, and the famous "swamp gas" sighting that led to the Condon Report. Drawing on sources ranging from Air Force files to pulp magazines to popular movies such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Peebles shows how mania about UFOs took hold of society in different ways. Peebles shows how supposed eye-witness accounts, published in the late 1940s and early 1950s pulp magazines like Amazing Stories and True, led decades later to "wild ravings" about underground bases where aliens waited to enslave humanity and about treaties between the government and aliens. On another level, Peebles shows, organizations were established to try to induce the Air Force - as the official government arm that investigated claims of UFOs - to release alleged hard evidence of an alien presence. A skeptic with an encyclopedic knowledge of UFO lore and history, Peebles critically assesses the past record and more recent claims involving cattle mutilations, abductions, Air Force test flights of UFOs, and the existence of a mach 8 superplane called Aurora. This thoroughly researched chronicle concludes that the flying saucer myth is not really about disk-shaped spaceships and their angelic or demonic pilots. Rather, like earlier mythologies, it is an attempt to make order out of the world, an expression of our hopes and fears
Battle for space by Curtis Peebles( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En gennemgang af den militære udnyttelse af rummet, som både USA og Sovjetunionen deltager i
Dark Eagles : a history of top secret U.S. aircraft programs by Curtis Peebles( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Czech and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells the story of such exotics as the Stealth fighter/bombers; the high-altitude U-2 and its successor the A-12; the U.S. MiGs; unmanned recon drones; ultralight spy aircraft; and the illusive Aurora space plane
Eleven seconds into the unknown : a history of the hyper-X program by Curtis Peebles( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven Seconds into the Unknown: A History of the Hyper-X Program is a sequel to the author's first book on the X-43A/Hyper-X project, Road to Mach 10: Lessons Learned from the X-43A Flight Research Program
Shadow flights : America's secret air war against the Soviet Union by Curtis Peebles( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the early years of the Cold War when the U.S. sought to learn USSR military strength through border flights and overflights by the famed U-2 spyplanes
From runway to orbit : reflections of a NASA engineer by Kenneth W Iliff( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this conversational and lively memoir, Kenneth Illif tells the personal story (which is also a national story) of finding a way to realize the dream of flying in the next dimension, direct from runaway to orbit
The spoken word : recollections of Dryden history : the early years( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High frontier : the U.S. Air Force and the Military Space Program by Curtis Peebles( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States military space program began at the end of World War II when a few people realized that space flight was now achievable and could be employed to military advantage. Science and technology in the form of advanced radar, jet propulsion, ballistic rockets such as the V-2, and nuclear energy had dramatically altered the nature of war. Army Air Forces Commanding General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold wrote in November 1945 that a space ship "is all but practicable today" and could be built "within the foreseeable future." The following month the Air Force Scientific Advisory Group concluded that long-range rockets were technically feasible and that satellites were a "definite possibility." The U.S. Navy also expressed interest in space flight. In November 1945 the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics produced a satellite report, and, on March 7, 1946 proposed an interservice space program. The idea was presented to the joint Army-Navy Aeronautical Board on April 9. Major General Curtis E. LeMay, the Director of Research and Development for the Army Air Forces, however, viewed space operations as an exclusive Air Force domain, and he ordered an independent study
Flying without wings : NASA lifting bodies and the birth of the space shuttle by Milton O Thompson( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the late 1950s a small group of National Air and Space Administration (NASA) engineers and pilots were designing oddly shaped, wingless aircraft known as lifting bodies. Their goal was to develop a vehicle that could survive the heat of reentry into the atmosphere, fly at subsonic speeds, and make controlled, horizontal landings, much like an airplane. But NASA, determined to beat the Soviets to the moon, adopted the more easily implemented Mercury capsules. The proponents of lifting bodies continued during the 1960s and 1970s to refine and test the concept. Their research eventually became central to the design of the space shuttle, which first flew in 1981."
The Corona project : America's first spy satellites by Curtis Peebles( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1960s, when the United States and the Soviet Union faced each other in a nuclear standoff, a small band of engineers, designers, and intelligence officers secretly set out to do the impossible. Armed with little more than a few ideas and drawings of the payload, they created America's first reconnaissance satellite program - the Corona project - which for decades remained one of the nation's most closely guarded secrets. This is the story of their extraordinary efforts, from the first desperate requests for intelligence on the USSR, throuqh a series of heartbreaking failures, to Corona's ultimate success." "This book focuses not only on the Corona project's great technical achievements but also on the remarkable human side of the story - on the engineers who built the satellites but could not divulge what they did even to their own families, and on the recovery pilots who competed to see who would be the first ace. Their stories appear for the first time in this book along with previously classified details of their recovery unit and a list of the ace pilots."--Jacket
Probing the sky : selected NACA/NASA research airplanes and their contributions to flight by Curtis Peebles( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twilight warriors : covert air operations against the USSR by Curtis Peebles( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den kolde krig og amerikanske efterretningsoperationer og spionale imod Sovjetunionen og dets allierede. Mange af missionerne blev udført af turister, forretningsfolk, studerende men også af personel og enheder inden for forsvaret
Guardians : strategic reconnaissance satellites by Curtis Peebles( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moby Dick Project : reconnaissance balloons over Russia by Curtis Peebles( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road to Mach 10 : lessons learned from the X-43A flight research program by Curtis Peebles( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "X-43A related papers and reports ... X-43A/Hyper-X flights I and II (a split-screen video of the flights), [and] X-43A Mach 10 final flight (video highlights of the final mission)."--P. 237-38
The spoken word II : recollections of Dryden history, beyond the sky( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spoken word : recollections of Dryden history : beyond the sky( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tong xiang ma he shu 10 zhi lu : X-43A fei xing yan jiu ji hua de jing yan jiao xun by Curtis Peebles( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jiang shu le X-43A xiang mu yan zhi guo cheng zhong de jing yan jiao xun, Cong xiang mu qi yin, Chu bu she ji, Ji shu kai fa, Yi zhi dao shi yan shi fei. Yi ji yan jiu guo cheng zhong yu dao de ge zhong wen ti ji qi jie jue fang an. Nei rong she ji ban shi wu fang zhen shi yan, Ke kao xing shi yan, Duo xing qi ti shi yan, Duan zu he ti leng que he jing hua shi yan, Xi tong ding shi shi yan, Bu ju bian geng shen qing, Xi tong shi yan bao gao, Huo mian qian fa, Jin ji cao zuo xun lian, Gu zhang mo shi fen xi he xiao guo ce shi, Yang ji yan zhi, Tui jin ji jian zai, Fei xing qi fen li ji hui shou he shu ju cai ji deng. Tong shi dui shou ci shi fei shi bai hou de shi gu diao cha deng nei rong jin xing le jie shao, Bao kuo cha zhao wen ti, Fen xi yuan yin, Gai jin ban fa, Ci wai hai jie shao le yan zhi guo cheng zhong de ji shu tong bao hui deng gong zuo xing shi
Then and Now: Flight Research in the Second Half of the 20th Century( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a morning in the first decade of the 21st century, a research aircraft and its chase planes wait at the end of the runway. Once everything is ready, they take off and climb into the clear blue sky. The research pilot then begins the first test point as the chase planes and ground controllers keep watch. The carefully choreographed flight plan is carried out at the planned speeds, altitudes, dynamic pressures, angles of attack and sideslip. The successful flight is the result of more than 50 years of advances in flight safety. And "flight safety" means not only survival equipment, but also flight planning, test procedures, simulations and a vast database of aerodynamic knowledge and experience. When the mission is over, the airplanes landed, and post-flight debrief completed, the research pilots, engineers and support personnel leave the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, located on Edwards Air Force Base, California, by driving down Lilly Avenue
 
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Asteroids : a history
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Watch the skies! : a chronicle of the flying saucer mythDark Eagles : a history of top secret U.S. aircraft programsEleven seconds into the unknown : a history of the hyper-X programShadow flights : America's secret air war against the Soviet UnionFrom runway to orbit : reflections of a NASA engineerFlying without wings : NASA lifting bodies and the birth of the space shuttleThe Corona project : America's first spy satellitesTwilight warriors : covert air operations against the USSRRoad to Mach 10 : lessons learned from the X-43A flight research program
Alternative Names
Curtis Peebles American historian

Curtis Peebles historiador estadounidense

Curtis Peebles scrittore

Peebles, Curtis

Peebles Curtis 1955-....

Peebles, Curtis L. 1955-

ピーブルズ, カーティス

Languages
English (130)

Japanese (3)

Czech (2)

Chinese (1)