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Title:Mars One The Ultimate Reality TV Show?
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIII, 174 p. 93 illus., 84 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- About the Author -- Acronyms -- Preface -- 1: Mars One: The Concept -- 2: Is this ethical? -- 3: Is any of this legal? -- 4: Selection -- 5: Training -- 6: Medical mission killers -- 7: Technology
feasibility -- 8: Bursting the Mars One life support bubble -- Epilog -- Appendices -- Index
ISBN:9783319444970
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Keywords: Popular works , Project management , Technology , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Technology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Project Management
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Title:Earths of Distant Suns How We Find Them, Communicate with Them, and Maybe Even Travel There
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XI, 234 p. 65 illus., 62 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter One: A Place Like Home -- Chapter Two: Early Ideas and Lessons from Our Own Backyard -- Chapter Three: The Search for and Discovery of Exoplanets -- Chapter Four: Strange Solar System Architectures -- Chapter Five: Zeroing in
on Earth 2.0 -- Chapter Six: Looking for Life in All the Right Places -- Chapter Seven: Could We Make Contact? -- Chapter Eight: Could We Visit Earths of Distant Suns? -- Chapter Nine: First Contact: What Will It Mean? -- Index
ISBN:9783319439648
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Keywords: Popular works , Planetology , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Planetology
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Call number:9783319310428:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Star Ark A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXII, 492 p. 127 illus., 107 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction by Rachel Armstrong -- Overview by Andrew Tziolas -- Metaphysics of Reality in Space by Rachel Armstrong -- Seeding the Universe with Life by Michael Mautner -- Space chemistry by Martin Hanczyc -- Living soils by Rachel
Armstrong -- Bacterial worlds by Simon Park -- Nature in space by Koert van Mensvoort -- The experience of space by Nelly Ben Hayoum -- Space architecture by Richard Hyams -- Extremophiles by Sarah Jane Pell.-Shrinking the human by
Arne Hendriks -- Human/mechanicals hybrids by Kevin Warwick -- Space birth by Lucy McCrae, Susan Crawford-Young, and Lynne Harper -- Establishing the ecological being by Rachel Armstrong -- Ecology of Mind by Noam Chomsky -- Humanity
in space by Steve Fuller -- Ecological politics by Jane Bennett -- Very large organizations by Jordan Geiger -- Architects building planets by Mark Morris
ISBN:9783319310428
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Keywords: Popular works , Design , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Design, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319279831:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Sigma 7 The Six Mercury Orbits of Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (82 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27983-1
Contents:Foreword by Tracy Kornfeld -- Acknowledgements -- Author Prologue -- Chapter 1: A flier’s son.- Chapter 2: The making of a flight-ready astronaut -- Chapter 3: The art of space flight -- Chapter 4: Sigma 7 flies -- Chapter 5: “A sweet
little bird” -- Chapter 6: Press conferences, parades, and post-flight honors -- Chapter 7: A Life beyond Apollo -- Chapter 8: Final Salute to a hero -- Appendices -- Index
ISBN:9783319279831
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , History of Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319235431:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Amazing Unity of the Universe And Its Origin in the Big Bang
Author(s): Edward van den Heuvel
Date:2016
Edition:2nd ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (172 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-23543-1
Contents:Our Strange Universe -- The Sun’s Backyard: Our Solar System -- How Distant Are the Stars?- The Discovery of the Structure of Our Milky Way Galaxy -- The Chemical Composition of the Sun and Stars -- Other Galaxies and the Discovery of
the Expansion of the Universe -- Gravity According to Galilei, Newton, Einstein and Mach -- Einstein, de Sitter, Friedmann, Lemaitre and the Evolution of the Universe -- The Big Bang as the Origin of the Universe -- The Origin of the
Matter in the Universe -- We Are Made of Stardust: Timescales of the Universe and of Life -- Is the Universe Open, Closed or Flat? The Horizon Problem, the Flatness Problem and Inflation -- Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Our Strange
Universe -- Ripples in the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation -- Time in the Universe -- From Universe to Multiverse -- Intelligent Life Elsewhere in the Universe -- Epilogue -- Appendices
ISBN:9783319235431
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Keywords: Physics , Space sciences , Cosmology , Astronomy , Physics , Cosmology , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319211152:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:A Man From Planet Earth A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Giancarlo Genta
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (1 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21115-2
Contents:Preface -- part i: novel -- part ii: scientific -- Appendix
ISBN:9783319211152
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Keywords: Popular works , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Earth , Geology , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astrobiology , Popular Life Sciences , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Earth Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9781461478911:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Exploring Science Through Science Fiction [electronic resource]
Author(s): Barry B Luokkala
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:How does Einsteins description of space and time compare with Dr. Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take tocreate a fully-intelligent android, such as Star Treks Commander Data? How might we discover intelligent civilizations on other planets in the galaxy? Is human teleportation possible? Will our technological society ever reach thepoint at which it becomes lawful to discriminate on the basis of genetic information, as in the movie GATTACA? Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other interesting questions, using science fiction as aspringboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge scienc e research. The book is designed as a primary text for a college-level course which should appeal to students in the fine arts and humanities as well as toscience and engineering students. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scien tific publications and technical documents, as well as a broad range of science literature at a more popular level. With over 180references to specific scenes in 130 sci-fi movies and TV episodes, spanning over 100 years of cinematic history, it should be an enjoyable read for anyone with an interest in science and science fiction
Contents:Preface
1 Introduction: Discerning the Real, the Possible and the Impossible
2 What is the Nature of Space and Time? (the physics of space travel and time travel)
3 What is the Universe Made of? (matter, energy and interactions)
4 Can a Machine Become Self Aware? (the sciences of computing and cognition)
5 Are We Alone in the Universe? (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence)
6 What does it Mean to be Human? (biological sciences, biotechnology and other considerations)
7 How do We Solve Our Problems? (science, technology and society)
8 What Lies Ahead? (the future
ISBN:9781461478911
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
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Keywords: Life sciences , Astrophysics , Science (General) , Engineering , Materials
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Title:A Passion for the Planets [electronic resource] Envisioning Other Worlds, From the Pleistocene to the Age of the Telescope
Author(s): William Sheehan
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
Size:1 online resource
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Note:Astronomy is by far the most popular of the physical sciences, enticing enough to become a major cultural preoccupation for many, and for some an enthralling scientific activity which veritably rules their lives. What is thenature of that seemingly u nstoppable attraction? In this lively and compelling account, William Sheehan professional psychiatrist, noted historian of astronomy, and incurable observer - explores the nature of that allure throughthe story of man's visual exploration of the planets . In this volume, the first of a trilogy, Sheehan starts with observational astronomys profound and lasting effect on his own life, setting the points of embarkation for thejourney to come. He travels across the historical landscape seeking the earliest o rigins of man's compulsion to observe the planets among the hunter gatherers of the upper palaeolithic, and traces the evolving story from the planetaryrecords of the earliest cities, to Pharonic Egypt through to Hellenistic Greek astronomy culminating in Ptolemy. The necessity to observe played its part in the perceptual changes wrought by the Copernican revolution, as well as theobservational advances achieved by such extraordinary characters as Tycho with his sharpest of eyes, and his luxurious practic e of total astronomy. The two epochal advances published in 1609, both born through planetary observation,namely Kepler's discovery of the true nature of the orbit of Mars and Harriot and Galileos observations of the Moon, have a pivotal place in this acc ount. Sheehan weaves a rich tapestry of social and technological settings,patronage and personalities, equipment and skills, cosmologies and goals, motives and compulsions to try to explain why we have observed, and continue to observe, the planets. The c ompelling text of A Passion for the Planets isenhanced by the specially commissioned planetary artwork of Julian Baum, himself son of a noted planetary observer and historian of planetary obser
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Contents:Preface
Beginnings
By Passion Driven
Nomads
Innana's Antics
Pure Ambrosia
Revolutions
A Passion in Bohemia
Moon over Padua
Figures of Cynthia
Afterglow
Index
ISBN:9781441959713
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Keywords: Planetology , Astronomy
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Call number:SPRINGER-2010-9781441917423:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Logistic Regression [electronic resource] : A Self-Learning Text
Author(s): David G Kleinbaum
Mitchel Klein
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:This very popular textbook is now in its third edition. Whether students or working professionals, readers appreciate its unique lecture book format. They often say the book reads like they are listening to an outstandinglecturer. This edition includ es three new chapters, an updated computer appendix, and an expanded section about modeling guidelines that consider causal diagrams. Like previous editions, this textbook provides a highly readabledescription of fundamental and more advanced concepts and methods of logistic regression. It is suitable for researchers and statisticians in medical and other life sciences as well as academicians teaching second-level regressionmethods courses. The new chapters are: Additional Modeling Strategy Issues, inclu ding strategy with several exposures, screening variables, collinearity, influential observations and multiple-testing Assessing Goodness to Fitfor Logistic Regression Assessing Discriminatory Performance of a Binary Logistic Model: ROC Curves The Compu ter Appendix provides step-by-step instructions for using STATA (version 10.0), SAS (version 9.2), and SPSS (version 16)for procedures described in the main text. David Kleinbaum is Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University Rollins School of Public He alth in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Kleinbaum is internationally known for his innovative textbooks andteaching on epidemiological methods, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, and survival analysis. He has taught more than 200 courses worldwide. Th e recipient of numerous teaching awards, he received the first Association ofSchools of Public Health Pfizer Award for Distinguished Career Teaching in 2005. Mitchel Klein is Research Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Environmental and O ccupational Health Department and the EpidemiologyDepartment at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. He has successfully designed and taught epidemiologic methods physicians at E
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Contents:Introduction to logistic regression
Important special cases of the logistic model
Computing the odds ratio in logistic regression
Maximum likelihood techniques: An overview
Statistical inferences using maximum likelihood techniques
modeling strategy guidelines
Modeling strategy for assessing interaction and confounding
Additional modeling strategy issues
Assessing Goodness of Fit for logistic regression
Assessing discriminatory performance of a binary logistic regression model: ROC curves
Analysis of matched data using logistic regression
Polytomous logistic re
ISBN:9781441917423
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Series:Statistics for Biology and Health, 1431-8776
Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Statistics , Epidemiology
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Title:The Hands-On Guide For Science Communicators [electronic resource] A Step-By-Step Approach to Public Outreach
Author(s): Lars Lindberg Christensen
Date:2007
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Lars Lindberg Christensen is a science communication specialist and works in Munich, Germany, as head of communication for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in Europe. Many people know something about communication it isafter all an innate human a bility but a full comprehension of how to do science communication effectively is not acquired easily. This Guide touches upon all aspects of science communication, revealing a tightly interwoven fabricof issues: product types, target groups, written com munication, visual communication, validation processes, practices of efficient workflow, distribution, promotion, advertising and much more. New science communicators will find thisGuide both helpful and inspirational. I am overwhelmed at how thorough and how well thought-through this book is. Even with my regular relationships with popular communication and with public relations officers, I hadnt realizedhow well documented the field could be until I saw it done here. -Jay M. Pasachoff, Williams College, President, IAU Commission on Education and Development, author of The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium and The CompleteIdiots Guide to the Sun I would have expected a high standard from a public outreach scientist at the European Space Agency, but this soars way above the normal standard of competence. I have certainly learned a great deal fromthis guide. It deserves a wide readership among science communicators. -Simon Mitton, Author of Conflict in the Cosmos: Fred Hoyles Life in Science and Edit or of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy Christensen uses clearprinciples and well-chosen examples, along with tables, diagrams, and even a press release visibility scale to convey the art and science of Science Communication in an authoritative and illuminating manner. -Stephen P. Maran, PressOfficer, AAS, Editor, The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia This book is very well presented, in a good-humored style, with an ab
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Contents:Setting the scene
Science Communication
The Communication Process
The Communication Office
The production
Overview Of The Production Chain
Target Groups
Product Types
Written Communication
Press Releases
Production Of Printed Products
Visual Communication
Technical Set
Up
Distribution
Evaluation and Archiving
Selected topics
Making Websites
Video Production
Crisis Communication
Guidelines for Scientists and Communicators
How to Host a Press Conference
Overcoming National Barriers
Going Commercial
Credibility in Science Commun
ISBN:9780387499604
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Keywords: Astronomy , Social sciences
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Title:Tales of Physicists and Mathematicians
Author(s): Semyon Grigorevich Gindikin
Date:1988
Size:1 online resource (158 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-3942-0
Contents:Ars Magna (The Great Art) -- Appendix: From De Vita Propria Liber (The Book of My Life) -- Two Tales of Galileo -- I. The Discovery of the Laws of Motion -- II. The Medicean Stars -- Appendix: Olaf Römer’s Conjecture -- Christiaan
Huygens, Pendulum Clocks, and a Curve “Not At All Considered by the Ancients” -- Appendix: Part Five of Horlogium Oscillatorium -- Blaise Pascal -- Prince of Mathematicians -- I. Gauss’ Debut -- II. The Golden Theorem -- III. Royal
Days -- Appendix: Construction Problems Leading to Cubic Equations
ISBN:9781461239420
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Keywords: Mathematics , History , Physics , Popular works , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Physics, general , Popular Science, general
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