Space: A Journalist's Notebook

"Space" is absolutely books for the cost of one. within the first half this quantity, in that half classified "Space for Speculation," he's taking a light-hearted yet critical inspect area, conducting a demanding exploration of the character of the countless universe. the second one 1/2 this quantity, "Flying Saucers: truth or Fiction?" is going as far back as the 1st broad creation of alien craft to oldsters in the world

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