By Giovanni Vulpetti, Les Johnson and Gregory Matloff
The 2nd Edition published in 2014 contains much new information about recent solar sail missions and future plans.
Solar sail propulsion will make space exploration more affordable and offer access to destinations within (and beyond) the solar system that are currently beyond our reach. The book describes solar sails, how they work and what they will be used for in the exploration of space space in a manner accessible to the non-scientific reader.
Stuart Clark, Nature, Vol. 452, April, 2008
"Conceptually simple and romantic, solar sailing is an enchanting technological solution for space exploration ... Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel is the latest book to explore this topic... the book convincingly captures the history of ideas about solar sails, their current state of play and their future promise... Suitable for aerospace students and keen enhusiasts alike, this book may one day inspire some of them to build a solar-sail-powered vessel.