If you’ve ever stared up at the night sky, wondering how it all works, you are among millions across mankind’s history who have been inspired to learn more. But many are put off because they assume the science that makes the stars move across the heavens and powers the rockets we send out beyond the Earth is too complex for them ever to understand.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Writer and space enthusiast JD Palmer is on a mission to demystify the secrets of space science. He believes that astronautics, Special Relativity and other theories that explain the universe are built on core ideas that anyone can understand with a bit of dedication – and the help of someone to lead them through the basic maths in easy steps.
His first book, Light Needs Time, explains how Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity affects the very fabric of the universe we live in. His new title, Rockets, Orbits and Newton, is the first of a series of three that will demonstrate the mathematics behind space flight.
Packed with charts, diagrams and examples, these books make the complex understandable and take Special Relativity and rocket science out of the lecture theatre and into your home.