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Harland, David M. (David Michael) 1955-

Works: 44 works in 323 publications in 2 languages and 11,911 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TL789.8.U6, 629.454
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David M Harland
Exploring the moon the Apollo expeditions by David M Harland( )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Exploring the Moon focuses on the exploration carried out by the Apollo astronauts while on the lunar surface, and not on the technology of getting there."--BOOK JACKET. "It is a story of the great adventure of exploring the Moon, and combines the words of the astronauts themselves with the photographs they took. Exploring the Moon is a lunar travelogue, a minute-by-minute account of what the astronauts did, said and felt, enhanced by their subsequent reflections."--Jacket
Water and the search for life on Mars by David M Harland( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume relates how NASA and ESA have sought evidence of life on Mars, with the author assembling and then weighing the evidence. It contains details of the Mariner, Viking, and Pathfinder missions and evolving theories of Martian geology and climate. It explains how the search continues with the Mars Express orbiter and Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. The author sets this within the broader perspective of the likely nature of life on Mars as compared to primitive life on Earth. Finally, he analyzes the implications of there being life on both planets
The big bang : a view from the 21st century by David M Harland( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cassini at Saturn : Huygens results by David M Harland( )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Cassini spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn on 1 July 2004. Several months later it released the Huygens probe which, on 14 January 2005, parachuted through the clouds of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and successfully landed on its surface." "In Cassini at Saturn - Huygens Results, David Harland tells the story of this craft's journey to the surface of one of the most enigmatic bodies on the Solar System. Titan is the only moon to have a dense atmosphere and there are many large lakes of liquid hydrocarbons at -190[degrees]C on its surface. It is considered to be an early Earth in deep freeze, and may even have the building blocks of life on its surface." "The book reviews the first two years of scientific data from Cassini's tour of the Saturnian system. During this time it has revealed astonishing insights into some of Saturn's other moons, such as Enceladus, which has geysers of water at its south pole, and lapetus, one hemisphere of which is stained black." "Cassini at Saturn is the first book to appear with an incisive summary of this groundbreaking material. It includes the latest and most spectacular images from the mission, which have never appeared previously in book form. To provide background, the book starts by summarising what was known of the system prior to the mission."--Jacket
Robotic exploration of the solar system by Paolo Ulivi( )
32 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history of unmanned missions of exploration of our Solar System. This book provides technical descriptions of the spacecraft, of their mission designs and of instrumentations. It discusses scientific results together with details of mission management. It covers missions from the 1950s and some of the other missions and their results
The first men on the moon the story of Apollo 11 by David M Harland( )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The First Men On The Moon, David Harland tells the story of Apollo 11, starting with crew selection and training, the choice of the landing site, and the assembly of the space vehicle. Then follows a detailed account of the mission, featuring the lunar landing and moonwalk, and a review of how our knowledge of the Moon's history was revolutionised as a result. The story is enlivened by dialogue between the astronauts in space and the flight controllers in Mission Control, and is richly illustrated with the pictures taken at the time."--BOOK JACKET
Apollo the definitive sourcebook by Richard W Orloff( )
17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the Apollo program of the 1960s and early 1970s the United States of America landed a total of 12 men on the Moon. Although politically initiated as a 'space race' in the context of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, this epic program became a great feat of exploration." "Apollo - The Definitive Sourcebook brings together all the available information in one reference work. Importantly, it refers to original documentation, resolving problems caused by reported differences in measures, typographical errors and so on. The book gives a complete overview of the entire Apollo program."--Jacket
Space systems failures disasters and rescues of satellites, rockets and space probes by David M Harland( )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Space Systems Failures David Harland and Ralph Lorenz review the causes of failures and how the engineering knowledge base has been enhanced by the lessons learned. The tales they all provide a valuable insight into the trials and tribulations of exploration and exploitation of the high frontier."--BOOK JACKET
The story of the space shuttle by David M Harland( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Story of the Space Shuttle explains the scientific contribution that it has made to the international space programme, focusing on the Shuttle's utility rather than its development. Each chapter is devoted to a specific type of operation, and the missions are discussed in this context. Missions to Mir, Hubble and, more recently, the Shuttle's role in the assembly of the International Space Station are described, as are the activities leading to the resumption of operations following the loss of Columbia. The book concludes with a look at possible future concepts for a partly or totally reusable space vehicle to replace the Shuttle."--BOOK JACKET
The story of Space Station Mir by David M Harland( )
13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Born in the Cold War, Mir's ultimate triumph is that it taught the two superpower rivals, the USSR and the USA, to cooperate in space. Mir showed how humans could live and work in space, how to overcome unforeseen problems, and survive potentially fatal situations. The wealth of experience provided by the Mir program provides the means to keep the International Space Station operational, crewed and supplied. In The Story of Space Station Mir David Harland charts the development, operations and achievements of a remarkable space station, mankind's first true long-term home in space."--Jacket
Jupiter odyssey : the story of NASA's Galileo mission by David M Harland( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers an overview of Nasa's Galileo mission, from its conception in 1975 to the present, discussing its six-year voyage to Jupiter, the data it has sent back about the solar system, the discoveries made by Galileo, and other related topics
NASA's Voyager missions : exploring the outer solar system and beyond by Ben Evans( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the first time, in one volume, Ben Evans with David Harland will not only tell the story of the hugely successful Voyager missions, but also that of the men and women who have devoted their entire working lives to them. Illustrated with stunning images, some in color, they describe the missions from their conception, through their spectacular encounters with the outer planets and on to their ultimate and, as yet, unknown destination among the stars in the so-called Voyager Interstellar Mission
Mission to Saturn : Cassini and the Huygens probe by David M Harland( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paving the way for Apollo 11 by David M Harland( )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book relates how the robotic projects were scaled up to make possible the first Apollo lunar landing
Creating the International Space Station by David M Harland( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Space exploration 2008 by David M Harland( )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides space launches, missions and results. This title covers space exploration from a variety of angles. It features the exploration of the planets, their moons and small Solar System bodies. It includes a section entitled, 'Return to the Moon'
Apollo 12-- On the ocean of storms by David M Harland( )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With its two moonwalks, deployment of a geophysical station and geological sampling, Apollo 12 did what many had hoped would be achieved by the first man to land on the Moon. It demonstrated the precision landing capability required for the success of future lunar surface explorations. This is the first time in 40 years that the story of the Apollo 12 mission to the Moon has been told in its entirely, using official documents, flight transcripts, and post-mission debriefing to recreate the drama. --Book cover
How NASA learned to fly in space : an exciting account of the Gemini missions by David M Harland( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lunar exploration : human pioneers and robotic surveyors by Paolo Ulivi( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Lunar Exploration: Human Pioneers and Robotics Surveyors, Paolo Ulivi gives a lucid and accessible account of man's attempts to reach the Moon. As well as covering the well-documented manned and unmanned missions, he draws on recently declassified information to describe Chinese lunar exploration projects and how lunar nuclear weapons were developed by the superpowers in the 1950s. Since the mid 1970s, there have been few missions to the Moon but interest is once again on the increase. The United States has developed its Clementine and Lunar Prospector spacecraft, both Japan and the European Space Agency are involved in lunar missions, and there is interest from China and India, and hope that Russia will again become involved."--BOOK JACKET
The earth in context : a guide to the solar system by David M Harland( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Harland, D. M.
Harland, D. M. 1955-
Harland, D. M. (David Michael), 1955-
Harland, David
Harland, David 1955-
Harland, David M.
Harland, David Michael 1955-
English (252)
German (1)