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Zim, Herbert S., Rockets and Jets, James MacDonald, New York, Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1945, first edition, 8vo (8.625" x 5.75"), HB in dj, red bds w/ black titles & illus in color illus dj w/ red & black titles, VG / G. Edgeworn, some soiling to bds, foxing to pastedowns under dj. DJ heavily creased, chipped, worn, rubbed, corners clipped.

326 pp. Profuse photos & drawings in b&w. Exceedingly interesting to reader in retrospect: "Though some believe that a successful meteorological rocket could be built by the expenditure of between $50,000 and $100,000 in two or three years, progress is not made in that way. It is still too early to say that $50,000 will buy a meteorological rocket and $5,000,000 will buy a space trip to the moon."

The Story of Things Not Yet, Basic Principles, The Origin of the Rocket Idea [regarding ideas since the 17th century], Rockets in Battle, Powder Rockets, Rocket Vehicles, Modern Battle Rockets, Aerial Rockets, Rockets for the Future, Decomposition or Combustion, The Liquid Fuels, Rocket Motors, Experimental Rockets, High-Altitude Rockets, Escape from the Earth, The Goals of Interplanetary Rockets, Interplanetary Problems, Jet Propulsion That Works, The Launching of the Squirt, Jets and Near-Jets, The Secret Weapon, The Future of Rockets, The American Rocket Society and Others.    [Book ID # 2029]


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