I have long held an interest in space. The images from telescopes, learning about spacecraft, imagining what it would be like to go deep into space, all these have given me plenty to think about. Space Exploration- A History in 100 Objects caught my attention as soon as I saw it.
Initially, I expected to see objects that I was already familiar with, as that is what a lot of books of this type show. However, this one takes a different course on space objects. There are things I knew about, but there were so many more that I had never even heard of. The book chronicles lesser know objects that led to space exploration. Each item has clear pictures to show what they look like, or did when they were used, and detailed descriptions. You can learn about their history and how they contributed to space discoveries. Even though I had seen pictures of some of the objects before, I was able to learn more about them from the descriptions.
This book would be good for anyone that finds outer space, and all that goes with it, interesting.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.