Written in English
Already a highly respected rocket scientist and compatriot of Wernher von Braun, Willy Ley was the author of bestselling books and at the forefront of popular science journalism. But as von Braun came onto center stage with his Saturn rockets, Ley was ostracized and excluded from the limelight by younger historians and scientists. Buss gives us the first full-length biography of Ley, presenting his contribution to modern science and science journalism.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Jared S. Buss|
|LC Classifications||TL781.85.L49 B87 2017|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiii, 321 pages|
|Number of Pages||321|
|LC Control Number||2017005527|
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