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Books: India in Space By HarperCollins (Paperback)

Books: India in Space By HarperCollins (Paperback)

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India’s sky-rocketing Space story! As we rocket into space on the back of several successful missions, this book examines India’s glorious space trajectory starting from its first venture, the Aryabhata, to its most recent mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-2. Presented through crisp stories and timelines accompanied by pictures from ISRO and other space agencies, this brilliantly designed, information-rich book will give you a complete update on India’s unique place in the world of space exploration. It also looks at India’s collaboration with space agencies such as NASA, ESA, Roscosmos and others on the world stage besides listing future projects that India will be launching in the coming years. This book also includes space trivia, timeline of the Indian space programme and milestones of other spacefaring nations; information on observatories and telescopes; valuable tips on space careers and scholarships for aspiring astronauts, space scientists and explorers; and exciting activities by NASA such as building your own satellite and rocket and even making an edible asteroid! Pick up this book to explore India’s incredible journey into space! This book is the first in a new series that will present India’s place in various spheres such as sports, science, history and more. Look out for the next book: India in Olympics!

Pages: 88

Available in: Paperback

Language: English

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 88 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9353576415
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9353576417

AUTHOR OVERVIEW

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is a boxer, a World Champion five times over and winner of an Olympic bronze in 2012 – the first time that women's boxing was part of the Olympic Games. Vijay Santhanam was born in Madras. He studied at the University of Roorkee (now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. His career spanning twenty-one years included senior marketing roles with Procter & Gamble and BP. Having planned for and happily taken early retirement from corporate life, Vijay is now able to pursue his passions wholeheartedly: writing, teaching, following sports and other interests. His latest book, My Stroke of Luck: Alphabet to Author, was first published by Hay House India in June 2013 while the second edition was published by a Singapore-based publisher, House of Rose Professional, in January 2015. Vijay is also a visiting professor at IIM Lucknow. He is currently based in Guangzhou, China. His Twitter handle is @santhanamvijay. Shyam Balasubramanian is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad. He spent his childhood in Bombay (now Mumbai) and lived just fifteen minutes away from the Wankhede stadium. His passions are writing, following cricket and decoding game tactics across sports. This book offered him an opportunity to pursue all three areas. He also follows international football and tennis, usually at the expense of sleep. He thinks cricket teams could borrow tactics from some of these sports to win in certain game situations, and thinks that much more rigorous statistical and performance measures can be implemented. He is deeply interested in the 'business' side of sport, including sports franchise profitability and monetization of sports properties.Shyam has two decades of business experience in different parts of the world: India, South-East Asia, UK and the US. His twitter handle is @shyam__bala Makarand Waingankar is one of India's most widely read cricket columnists, best known for blending meticulous research with his own experience of a life lived on the cricket fields of India. Journalist, columnist, researcher, talent-spotter and administrator, he wears a multitude of hats, each of which fits snugly on his head. He launched the Talent Resource Development Wing (TRDW) on behalf of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) in 2002 and the TRDW has since been responsible for taking many small-town players to the national stage, including current India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In fact, seven such players were part of the 2011 World Cup winning team. Makarand has also been CEO of Baroda Cricket Association and Consultant to Karnataka State Cricket Association's academy.

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