A Galaxy of Her Own

Author: Libby Jackson

Publisher: Century

ISBN: 9781780898360

Category: Women astronauts

Page: 144

View: 5855


From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between. From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars, A Galaxy of Her Own reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world. Written by Libby Jackson, a leading UK expert in human space flight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of London College of Communication, this is a book to delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages. Packed full of both amazing female role models and mind-blowing secrets of space travel, A Galaxy of Her Own is guaranteed to make any reader reach for the stars.

A Galaxy of Her Own

Author: Libby Jackson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473553261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 3916


From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between. From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars, A Galaxy of Her Own reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world. Written by Libby Jackson, a leading UK expert in human space flight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of London College of Communication, this is a book to delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages. Packed full of both amazing female role models and mind-blowing secrets of space travel, A Galaxy of Her Own is guaranteed to make any reader reach for the stars.

A Galaxy Here and Now

Author: Peter W. Lee

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476624089

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 4796


Star Wars begins with its famous title sequence, setting the story in the ancient past of a remote galaxy. Yet the phenomenal success of the film, the franchise, and its “expanded universe” is based upon its reflection of historical and cultural milieus here on modern-day Earth. This collection of new essays examine various ways in which George Lucas’s saga touches upon contemporary social and political issues. Topics include the impact of the film’s score on musical genres, feminism and NASA, the epic mimicry of Western-African and Bedouin cultural motifs, gender identity construction, Cold War narratives in radio and national mythology, and fan interpretations of authorship and authenticity.

A Galaxy of Strangers

Author: Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587154617

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4266


Eight science fiction stories by a master of the genre.

Once Upon a Galaxy

Author: N.A

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874833874

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 251

View: 1874


Includes fifty folktales from around the world, relating them to contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and cartoon themes.

Once Upon a Galaxy

Author: Jacqueline Harvey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462860111

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

View: 3059


When you reach the twilight of your existence, look back on your life and realize you have accomplished all your desires; you have to share your fulfillment with the world, your children, your family, your dearest friends, and everyone who contributed to your well-being. If the saying Practice makes perfect goes, I hope it applies to me. This is my second attempt at writing a book, a sequel to my first one. I do not consider myself a literary writer, far from it. As a matter of fact, in my school years, not only couldnt I put two and two together, but composition was my second weakest subject. As English is not my mother language, its a double challenge. I have many times used dictionaries to prove my point. At an early age, playing with my dolls, I would tell them all kinds of stories, so you can say that I am more of a storyteller. This is my fairy tale as close to the truth as can be told however, to protect the anonymity of the characters, their names have been changed. Enjoy!

Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy

Author: Amy Ratcliffe

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 145216679X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 235

View: 2549


They are heroes and villains, Sith and Jedi, senators and scoundrels, mothers, mercenaries, artists, pilots. . . . The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward at every level. This beautifully illustrated, fully authorized book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details by author Amy Ratcliffe. Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and non-binary artists, here is an inspiring celebration of the characters that help create a galaxy far, far away. • INCLUDING CHARACTERS FROM SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY AND STAR WARS: RESISTANCE •INCLUDES CHARACTERS VISUALIZED HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME Amy Ratcliffe is the managing editor of Nerdist and a contributor to StarWars.com, and has written for outlets such as Star Wars Insider and IGN. She's a host at Star Wars Celebration and cohosts the Lattes with Leia podcast. When she's not visiting a galaxy far, far away, she lives in Los Angeles, California. Contributing artists: • Alice X. Zhang • Amy Beth Christenson • Annie Stoll • Annie Wu • Christina Chung • Cryssy Cheung • Eli Baumgartner • Elsa Charretier • Geneva Bowers • Jennifer Aberin Johnson • Jen Bartel • Jenny Parks • Karen Hallion • Little Corvus • Sara Alfageeh • Sara Kipin • Sarah Wilkinson • Viv Tanner © & TM LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.

A Galaxy of Desires

Author: Anis Ur Rahmaan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146539947X

Category: Travel

Page: 262

View: 2298


This autobiographical travelogue, written from time to time over the last fifty years, describes the continuous and ever changing journey of life. The different installments of this travelogue, directly or indirectly, reflect the evolutionary development of the authors state of mind at the time of their writing.

A GALAXY IN RUIN

Author: Collin R. Skocik

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359812775

Category:

Page: 444

View: 8191