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The Resource A dictionary of the space age, Paul Dickson

A dictionary of the space age, Paul Dickson

Label
A dictionary of the space age
Title
A dictionary of the space age
Statement of responsibility
Paul Dickson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 ushered in an exciting era of scientific and technological advancement. As television news anchors, radio hosts, and journalists reported the happenings of the American and the Soviet space programs to millions of captivated citizens, words that belonged to the worlds of science, aviation, and science fiction suddenly became part of the colloquial language. What's more, NASA used a litany of acronyms in much of its official correspondence in an effort to transmit as much information in as little time as possible. To translate this peculiar vocabulary, Paul Dickson has compiled the curious lingo and mystifying acronyms of NASA in an accessible dictionary of the names, words, and phrases of the Space Age."
  • "This dictionary captures a broader foundation for the language of the Space Age based on the historical principles employed by the Oxford English Dictionary and Webster's Third New International Dictionary. Word histories for major terms are detailed in a conversational tone, and technical terms are deciphered for the interested student and lay reader. This is a must-own reference for space history buffs."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickson, Paul
Dewey number
629.4/03
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL509
LC item number
.D475 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New series in NASA history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeronautics
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Aeronautics
Label
A dictionary of the space age, Paul Dickson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-260)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction and Notes on Method""; ""Scope and Criteria""; ""How to Use This Dictionary""; ""Sources""; ""Abbreviations""; ""A DICTIONARY OF THE SPACE AGE""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Y""; ""Z""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Bibliography""
Control code
551182081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 260 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801895043
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)551182081
Label
A dictionary of the space age, Paul Dickson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-260)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Introduction and Notes on Method""; ""Scope and Criteria""; ""How to Use This Dictionary""; ""Sources""; ""Abbreviations""; ""A DICTIONARY OF THE SPACE AGE""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Y""; ""Z""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Bibliography""
Control code
551182081
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 260 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801895043
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)551182081

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