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Harland, David M. (David Michael) 1955-

Works: 63 works in 510 publications in 3 languages and 13,627 library holdings
Genres: History  Autobiographies  Popular works  Observations 
Roles: Author, htt, Editor
Classifications: TL789.8.U6, 523.18
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Most widely held works by David M Harland
Exploring the moon : the Apollo expeditions by David M Harland( )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 860 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( )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 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 )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Harland describes how our understanding of the Universe has developed from the discovery that the Universe is expanding, to the idea that all matter originated in a hot, Big Bang, then explains the many subtle improvements to the basic theory that have been necessary to understand how the very smallest particles and earliest structures (the 'microscale') in the Universe evolved to produce the Universe as it is now (the 'macroscale'). The author also describes how scientists are attempting to develop a 'Theory of Everything' that would explain how an instant after the Big Bang a single primordial force was transformed into the four forces of nature that we observe today
Robotic exploration of the solar system by Paolo Ulivi( )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coverage of the Rosetta and Curiosity missions ; coverage of Mars missions including Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Phoenix and Fobos-Grunt ; coverage of planetary missions including the Deep Impact cometary mission, the Messenger Mercury orbiter, the New Horizons Pluto flyby and the Juno Jupiter orbitor; a complete description of the Chinese Chang'e 2 asteroid flyby mission ; coverage of future missions including the European BepiColombo Mercury orbiter and international plans to revisit moons of Jupiter and Saturn
Cassini at Saturn : Huygens results by David M Harland( )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 679 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
The first men on the moon : the story of Apollo 11 by David M Harland( )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 655 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."--Jacket
Apollo : the definitive sourcebook by Richard W Orloff( )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 25 May 1961, John F Kennedy announced the goal of landing an American man on the Moon by the end of the decade. This challenge forced NASA to review the planned lunar landing of a three-man spaceship named Apollo in the mid-1970s. In 1962, it was decided that a specialized vehicle would accompany the main spacecraft, to make the lunar landing while the mothership remained in lunar orbit. To send these vehicles to the Moon would require the development of an enormous rocket. Development was protracted, but in December 1968 Apollo 8 was launched on a pioneering mission to perform an initial reconnaissance in lunar orbit. When Apollo 17 lifted off from the Moon in December 1972, the program was concluded. Now, at long last, there is a real prospect of a resumption of human exploration of the Moon. This book provides an overview of the origins of the Apollo program and descriptions of the ground facilities, launch vehicles and spacecraft that will serve as an invaluable single-volume sourcebook for space enthusiasts, space historians, journalists, and programme-makers on radio and TV. It supplements tha other books that have focused on the politics and management of the Apollo program, the astronauts, and their training and exploits
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 593 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."--Jacket
The story of Space Station Mir by David M Harland( )

21 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 581 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
The story of the space shuttle by David M Harland( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spite of the Challenger and Columbia disasters, the US Space Shuttle remains the most successful spacecraft ever developed. This work explains the scientific contribution the Space Shuttle has made to the international space programme, detailing missions to Mir, Hubble and its role in the assembly of the International Space Station
Apollo 12 : on the ocean of storms by David M Harland( )

18 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 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
Paving the way for Apollo 11 by David M Harland( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book relates how the robotic projects were scaled up to make possible the first Apollo lunar landing
Space exploration 2008 by David M Harland( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of the Space Exploration annuals is to provide a yearly update on recent space launches, missions and results, to be published every September. The annual will cover space exploration from a variety of angles, looking back at past missions, reviewing those currently under way and detailing those planned for the future, and encompassing both manned and unmanned spaceflight. The invited contributions, authored by leading figures in astronomy and space exploration and which make up the bulk of the annual each year, will cover a variety of topics and are written to appeal to a wide readership. One feature introduced in the first volume ‘Solar System Log’ featuring the very latest in the exploration of the planets, their moons and small Solar System bodies, will be retained for Space Exploration 2008, and will comprise seven chapters. In addition, there will be a special additional section entitled, ‘Return to the Moon’ containing three chapters
Jupiter odyssey : the story of NASA's Galileo mission by David M Harland( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 443 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 )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 441 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 )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Mission to Saturn, David Harland reviews the exploration of Saturn, from the discoveries of the early astronomers through telescopes to the robotic probes and fly-bys of the late 1970s and early 1980s. He then goes on to place our present knowledge in the context of the Cassini-Huygens mission, which is due to enter orbit around Saturn in 2004. This joint US/European venture will make a four-year orbital tour of the Saturnian system, with one highlight being the descent of the Huygens Probe into the atmosphere of Titan, the largest of the system's satellites which - possibly - is laced with the complex molecules which, on Earth, were the precursors to life." "The author explains how the mission was planned, how it will operate and how its observations will revolutionise our knowledge and understanding of the Saturnian system."--BOOK JACKET
Robotic exploration of the solar system by Paolo Ulivi( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 3. Wows and woes, 1997-2003. In Robotic Exploration of the Solar System, Paolo Ulivi and David Harland provide a comprehensive account of the design and managment of deep-space missions, the spacecraft involved - some flown, others not - their instruments, and their scientific results. This third volume in the series covers launches in the period 1997 to 2003 and features: a chapter entirely devoted to the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn; coverage of planetary missions of the period, including the Deep Space 1 mission and the Stardust and Hayabusa sample returns from comets and asteroids; extensive coverage of Mars exploration, the failed 1999 missions, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, and the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity. The story will continue in Part 4
Creating the International Space Station by David M Harland( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the most obvious man-made object in the night sky, clearly visible to the naked eye, the International Space Station is of interest to almost everyone. This book describes the technical aspects of its design and construction and details of its day-to-day operation
Robotic exploration of the solar system by Paolo Ulivi( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How NASA learned to fly in space : an exciting account of the Gemini missions by David M Harland( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social context in which NASA learned to fly in space, with an explicit mandate to reach the moon set against a tight deadline, is described in this historical analysis
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Water and the search for life on Mars
Water and the search for life on MarsThe big bang : a view from the 21st centuryRobotic exploration of the solar systemCassini at Saturn : Huygens resultsThe first men on the moon : the story of Apollo 11Apollo : the definitive sourcebookSpace systems failures : disasters and rescues of satellites, rockets and space probesThe story of Space Station Mir
Alternative Names
David M. Harland British writer and space historian

Harland, D. M.

Harland, D. M. 1955-

Harland, D. M. (David Michael), 1955-

Harland, David

Harland, David 1955-

Harland, David M.

Harland, David Michael

Harland, David Michael 1955-

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