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Title:The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration Who Will Compete, Who Will Dominate?
Author(s): Linda Dawson
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XX, 199 p. 49 illus., 40 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1 The New Space Race -- Chapter 2 The Commercial Space Race -- Chapter 3 Mars -- Chapter 4 Why Not Go Back to the Moon?- Chapter 5 The Science and Dangers of Outer Space -- Chapter 6 Politics and the Space Race -- Chapter 7
the Post-Apollo and Space Shuttle Era -- Chapter 8 Politics, the ISS, and Private Enterprise -- Chapter 9 Technological Risks and Accidents -- Chapter 10 New Technologies and Deep Space -- Index
ISBN:9783319388137
Series:eBooks
Series:Springer eBooks
Series:Springer 2017 package
Keywords: Popular works , Technology , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Economic policy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Technology , R & D/Technology Policy , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9783319019611:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Alien Encounter [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:It has been nearly 100 years since the Apollo moon landings, when Jack and Vladimir, two astronauts on a mission to Venus, discover a mysterious void related to indigenous life on the planet. Subsequently more voids are detectedon Earth, Mars, Titan, and, quite ominously, inside a planetoid emerging from the Kuiper belt. Jack is sent to investigate the voids in the Solar System and intercept the planetoid - which, as becomes increasingly clear, is inhabitedby alien life forms. Jack and his crew will have little time to understand their alien biochemistry, abilities, behavior patterns, resilience, and technology, but also how these life forms relate to the voids. Humankind's firstencounter with these exotic life forms couldn't be more fateful, becomin g a race against time to save life on Earth and to reveal the true nature of the voids, which seem to be intrinsically related to life and the universe itself. Inthis novel, the author combines many topics related to state-of-the-art research in the field of astrobiology with fictional elements to produce a thrilling page turner. This new version significantly develops the astrobiologicaldenouement of the plot and features an extensive non-technical appendix where the underlying science is presented and d iscussed. From the reviews of the first edition (Voids of Eternity: Alien Encounter) Here's a thrilling yarn inthe best hard SF tradition of Asimov, James Hogan, and Ben Bova, written by a scientist who knows all about the possibilities of life in the so lar system and beyond. Dirk Schulze-Makuch weaves into his book all the astrobiologicalthemes he's worked on in recent years -- speculation about creatures in the atmosphere of Venus and on and under the surface of Mars and Titan -- together with some wel l-informed Eastern philosophy and a cracking good space battle. Agreat first novel from a rising talent. Highly recommended. David Darling, on amazon.com, 2009 The research interests of Dr. Schulz
Contents:Part I: The Novel
Alien Encounter
Part II: The Science Behind the Fiction
ISBN:9783319019611
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronomy
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Call number:SPRINGER-2013-9783319006093:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:It Came From Outer Space Wearing an RAF Blazer! [electronic resource] : A Fan's Biography of Sir Patrick Moore
Author(s): Martin Mobberley
Date:2013
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
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Note:To British television viewers, the name Patrick Moore has been synonymous with Astronomy and Space Travel since he first appeared on The Sky at Night in 1957. To amateur astronomers he has been a source of inspiration, joy,humour and even an eccentri c role model since that time. Most people know that his 55 years of presenting The Sky at Night is a world record, but what was he really like in person? What did he do away from the TV cameras, in hisobservatory, and within the British Astronomical Assoc iation, the organisation that inspired him as a youngster? Also, precisely what did he do during the War Years, a subject that has always been shrouded in mystery? Martin Mobberley,a friend of Patrick Moores for 30 years, and a former President of the Bri tish Astronomical Association, has spent ten years exhaustively researching Patricks real life away from the TV cameras. His childhood, RAF service,tireless voluntary work for astronomy and charity and his endless book writing are all examined in detail. His astronomical observations are also examined in unprecedented detail, along with the battles he fought along the way and hishatred of bureaucracy and political correctness. No fan of Sir Patrick Moore can possibly live without this work on their booksh elf!
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Contents:Chapter 1: The Pre
War Years
Chapter 2: The War Years
Chapter 3: The Post War Years
Chapter 4: The First Books and ONeills Bridge
Chapter 5:Desmond Leslie, Cedric Allingham and Science Fiction
Chapter 6: The BBC
Chapter 7: Encounters with Russians and George Alcock
Chapter 8: some Classic 1960s Broadcasts
Chapter 9: Back to the Lunar Section
Chapter 10: The Move to Armagh
Chapter 11: Meteorites, Pills, Saturn and the Leonids
Chapter 12: St. Osyth, Two British Novae, Serpents Everywhere, and an OBE
Chapter 13: Selsey and the Race to the Moon
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ISBN:9783319006093
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Keywords: Science Study and teaching , Astronomy , Humanities
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Call number:SPRINGER-2013-9781461430520:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Cold War Space Sleuths [electronic resource] : The Untold Secrets of the Soviet Space Program
Author(s): Dominic Phelan
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
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Note:Cold War Space Sleuths reads like a Cold War espionage novel, but the reality of the story about the dedicated amateur observers bent on finding out about Soviet spaceflight during the Cold War is just as exciting and absorbing.Told in the sleuth's o wn words, each chapter unfolds a piece of the hidden history of what was happening behind the Iron Curtain. Coming from all over the world, including Russia itself, the amateur spies give first-hand accounts ofoften-forgotten aspects of the Cold War space race. Amongst others, their stories include: - the history of the Kettering Group - looking inside the Russian archives - unsolved mysteries, such as why cosmonauts were airbrushed out ofthe official archives - reading between the lines of the Soviet med ia - the impact of Gorbachev's glasnost on sleuthing - new research, including chapters by James Oberg, Asif Siddiqi, and Bart Hendrickx
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Contents:Foreword
Editor's introduction
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Space sleuths and their 'scoops' Dominic Phelan
Chapter 2: Hidden in plain view Brian Harvey
Chapter 3: The satellite trackers Sven Grahn
Chapter 4: Cosmonauts who weren't there James Oberg
Chapter 5: The view from Paris Claude Wachtel and Christian Lardier
Chapter 6: Orbital elements of surprise Phillip Clark
Chapter 7: Adventures in Star City Bert Vis
Chapter 8: Russian
language sleuthing Bart Hendrickx
Chapter 9: People and archives Asif Siddiqi
Chapter 10: Urban cosmonauts and space historians Da
ISBN:9781461430520
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Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Call number:SPRINGER-1995-9781447121244:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:A History of Astronomy from 1890 to the Present
Author(s): David Leverington
Date:1995
Size:1 online resource (388 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4471-2124-4
Contents:1 • The Sun -- Early Work -- The Temperature of the Sun and its Generation of Energy -- The Corona -- Sunspots and the Disturbed Sun -- The Quiet Sun and the Interplanetary Plasma -- The Solar Constant -- The Solar Spectrum -- 2 • The
Moon -- Early Work -- The Surface -- The Origin and Subsequent History of the Moon -- 3 • The Origin of the Solar System -- Early Theories -- Collisions and Close Encounters -- Condensing Nebulae Re-examined -- 4 • The Terrestrial
Planets -- Mercury -- Venus -- The Earth -- Mars -- 5 • The Gas Giants -- Jupiter -- Saturn -- Uranus -- Neptune -- 6 • Small Bodies of the Solar System -- Pluto -- The Asteroids -- Comets -- Meteorites -- 7 • Stellar Evolution and
Stellar Structures -- Early Work -- The Luminosity of Stars -- The Harvard Classification -- Initial Evolutionary Ideas -- Ionisation and the Abundance of Hydrogen in Stellar Atmospheres -- The Surface Temperature of Stars -- The
Internal Structure of Stars -- The Source of Energy in Stars -- The MKK and BCD Classification Systems -- Later Evolutionary Ideas -- Stellar Populations -- 8 • Variable and Double Stars -- Early Work -- Short Period Variables -- Long
Period Variables -- Irregular Variables -- Flare Stars -- Eclipsing Binaries -- Non-Eclipsing Binaries -- 9 • Young Stars, Old Stars and Stellar Explosions -- Young Stars -- Pulsars -- Novae and Supernovae -- Black Holes -- 10 • The
Milky Way -- Early Work -- Dimensions and Structure -- The Interstellar Medium -- Nebulae in the Milky Way -- 11 • Galaxies -- The Nature and Distance of Spiral Nebulae -- Red Shifts -- Quasars -- Dwarf Galaxies -- Galactic Evolution
-- 12 • Cosmology -- Early Cosmological Theories -- Revisions to the Hubble Constant -- The Microwave Background Radiation -- The Missing Mass -- 13 • Optical Telescopes and Observatories -- Early Telescopes -- Early Observatories --
The Transition to Reflectors -- The Harvard College Observatory -- Mount Wilson -- Palomar Mountain and the 200 inch -- Schmidt Telescopes -- South Africa -- KittPeak -- The Multi-Mirror Telescope -- Mauna Kea -- LaPalma -- The
Anglo-Australian Observatory -- The European Southern Observatory -- 14 • Tools and Techniques -- Photography -- Spectroscopy -- Photometry -- Other Tools and Techniques -- 15 • Radio Astronomy -- Early Radio Astronomy -- Radio
Telescopes -- 16 • Space Research -- Results from Early Sounding Rockets -- Sputniks and the Formation of NASA -- The Race to the Moon -- Early Solar Plasma Research -- Missions to the Terrestrial Planets -- Pioneers 10 and 11 --
Voyagers 1 and 2 -- The Halley Intercepts -- Orbital Observatories -- 17 • Modern Astronomy in Context -- 1890–1914 -- 1914–1939 -- 1939–1970 -- 1970 to the Present -- References and Further Reading -- Units -- General Abbreviations
Used -- The Greek Alphabet -- Name Index
ISBN:9781447121244
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Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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Call number:SPRINGER-1991-9783642746260:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Selected Papers
Author(s): I. E Tamm
Date:1991
Size:1 online resource (325 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-74626-0
Contents:Igor Evgen’evich Tamm (1895–1971) -- I Electrodynamics -- E.1 Coherent Visible Radiation of Fast Electrons Passing Through Matter -- E.2 Radiation Emitted by Uniformly Moving Electrons -- E.3 General Characteristics of Radiation
Emitted by Systems Moving with Superlight Velocities with Some Applications to Plasma Physics -- II Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics -- Q.1 Über die Quantentheorie der molekularen Lichtzerstreuung in festen Körpern -- Q.2 Über
eine mögliche Art der Elektronenbindung an Kristalloberflächen -- Q.3 Die verallgemeinerten Kugelfunktionen und die Wellenfunktionen eines Elektrons im Feld eines Magnetpoles -- Q.4 The Uncertainty Relation Between Energy and Time in
Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics -- III Nuclei, Particles, Interactions -- N.1 Exchange Forces Between Neutrons and Protons, and Fermi’s Theory -- N.2 Nuclear Magnetic Moments and the Properties of the Neutron -- N.3 Über die
Wechselwirkung der freien Elektronen mit der Strahlung nach der Diracschen Theorie des Elektrons und nach der Quantenelektrodynamik -- N.4 Relativistic Interaction of Elementary Particles -- N.5 The Energy Spectrum of Cascade Electrons
-- IV Fundamental Problems -- F.1 On the Theory of Spin -- F.2 On the Curved Momentum Space -- V Atomic Physics -- A. Theory of a Magnetic Thermonuclear Reactor -- VI Miscellaneous -- M.1 Basic Ideas of Faraday and Their Role in the
Development of the Science of Electricity -- M.2 Einstein and Contemporary Physics -- M.3 Niels Bohr and Modern Physics -- M.4 On the Work of L. I. Mandelstam in Theoretical Physics -- M.5 L. D. Landau — Nobel Laureate 1962 -- M.6
Theoretical Physics -- M.7 The Evolution of Quantum Theory -- M.8 Arms Race and Disarmament
ISBN:9783642746260
Series:eBooks
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Keywords: Physics , Quantum physics , Nuclear physics , Heavy ions , Hadrons , Elementary particles (Physics) , Quantum field theory , Nuclear fusion , Atoms , Quantum computers , Spintronics , Physics , Quantum Physics , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory , Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons , Nuclear Fusion , Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics , Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics
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Call number:SPRINGER-1978-9781475705553:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Applied General Systems Research Recent Developments and Trends
Author(s):
Date:1978
Size:1 online resource (1001 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-0555-3
Contents:Conceptual and Methodological Foundations of General Systems Research -- Progress in General Systems Research -- Linkage Propositions between Fifty Principal Systems Concepts -- A Problem-Solving Basis for General Systems Research --
Systems Theoretic Description: A Vehicle for Reconciling Diverse Modelling Concepts -- On Being Autonomous: The Lessons of Natural History for Systems Theory -- The Complexity Race -- General System Identification — Fundamentals and
Results -- Constraint Analysis in Structure Modelling: A Probabilistic Approach -- Structure Modelling: A Constraint (Information) Analytic Approach -- On Structure Identification of Discrete Time Systems -- Metasystem Identification:
A Procedure for Detection and Structural Composition in Time Dependent Systems -- Exploring, Modelling, and Controlling Discrete Sequential Environments -- Managing Complex Systems: An Application of Ensemble Methods in System Theory
-- The Evolution of Organization -- A Mathematical Foundation for System Synthesis -- On the Decomposition of General Systems: Simulation by Coupling Quotients -- Some Esomathematical Uses of Category Theory -- A Categorical Approach
to General Systems -- Systems as Bimodules -- Lattices of Controllable and Observable Spaces -- Results of Empirical Studies in Fuzzy Set Theory -- Building Fuzzy Systems Models -- Basic Cyclic Relators as a Description of
Multi-Levelled Systems -- Mobile Systems: Survey -- System Dynamics Versus Econometrics—An Approach for Synthesis -- Absolute Stability of General Systems -- Asymptoticity in General Systems -- Normed Networks: Their Mathematical
Theory and Applicability -- The Role of the Observer in Uniform Systems -- The Nature of Fundamentals, Applied to the Fundamentals of Nature -- The Whole and the Simultaneous -- Ego Development Through Induced Programming --
Structurally Invariant Linear Models of Structurally Varying Linear Systems -- Stability and Eigenvalue Monotonicity of Linear Systems -- New Approaches to Reduction of Computational Complexity in Signal Processing Systems -- Synthesis
of Complex Control Objects as an Integrated System -- Advances of General Systems Research in Biological Sciences -- Biology and Systems Research: An Overview -- Biological Systems Theory: Descriptive and Constructive Complementarity
-- Some Analogies of Hierarchical Order in Biology and Linguistics -- Functional Hierarchies in the Brain -- Controlled Markov Chain Models for Biological Hierarchies -- Succinct Representation in Neural Nets and General Systems -- A
Matrix Algebra for Neural Nets -- Stability of General Systems in Biological, Physical and Social Sciences -- The Structural-Functional Analysis of Interbehavioral Systems -- Some Aspects of Analysis Cancer Problems by Means of Control
Theory -- The Inverse Problem: Computational Algorithms and Their Efficiency with Applications to a Model of the Calvin Photosynthesis Cycle -- Could a Model for the Regulation of ago-Antagonistic Couples Be Related to Various Types of
Concrete Systems? -- Optimal Ventilation of Critically Ill Patients -- Impact of General Systems Research On the Social Sciences -- Systems Research and Social Sciences -- Social System Evolution and Sociobiology -- General Systems
Methodology and Political Science -- Systems-Methodology in Management: An Adaptive Procedure for Organic Problem-Solving -- A Managerial Problem Solving Methodology (MPSM) -- A Dynamic Model for Society -- Understanding
Supra-Institutional Problems: Systems Lessons Drawn from an Application of the Checkland Methodology -- Multi-Organisational Strategies: An Analytical Framework and Case -- An Open-System Model of the Corporation -- A Production
Planning System Dynamics -- Analysis of Investment in Technology Development and Systems with Variable Structure -- General Systems: A Tool for the Evaluation of the Firm’s Potential as a Result of Changes in its P-M Posture -- Dynamic
Control of Hierarchical Public Systems -- The Meaning of Failure as Applied to Human Systems: Characteristics for a Fourth Generation of Systems Methodologies -- A Model of the Environment of Organizations: Theory and Evidence of
Regulating “Jumpy” F-Sets -- System Modeling in Space -- Social Networks and Inter-Systemic Decision-Making -- Two Separate Realities: Dyadic Communication Problems Resulting from Interpersonal Differences in Internal Complexity --
Evolution Strategy and Social Sciences -- A Systems Framework for Library Analysis -- Toward a Siggs Characterization of Epistemic Properties of Educational Design -- A Curriculum for General Systems Education -- Adverse Views to
General Systems Research -- Adverse Notes on Systems Theory -- On the Limitations of General Systems Theory in Systems Engineering -- The Limitations of Applied Systems Research
ISBN:9781475705553
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Keywords: Science , Science, general , Science, general
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Call number:QC179.L48::2016 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Black hole blues (and other songs from outer space)
Author(s): Janna Levin
Date:2016
Publisher:Alfred A. Knopf
Size:214 p.
Contents:When black holes collide -- High fidelity -- Natural resources -- Culture shock -- Joe Weber -- Prototypes -- The Troika -- The climb -- Weber and Trimble -- LHO -- Skunkworks -- Gambling -- Rashomon -- LLO -- Little cave on Figueroa -- The race is on.
ISBN:9780307958198
Keywords: Gravitational waves. , Black holes (Astronomy)
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Call number:QA27.5.L44::2016 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Hidden figures: the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
Author(s): Margot Lee Shetterly
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Date:2016
Publisher:New York: William Morrow,
Size:346 p.
Contents:A door opens -- Mobilization -- Past is prologue -- The double V -- Manifest destiny -- War birds -- The duration -- Those who moved forward -- Breaking the barriers -- Home by the sea -- The area rule -- Serendipity -- Turbulence -- Angle of attack - - Young, gifted, and black -- What a difference a day makes -- Outer space -- With all deliberate speed -- Model behavior -- Degrees of freedom -- Out of the past, the future -- America is for everybody -- To boldly go.
ISBN:9780062363619
Keywords: Officials and employees , Women mathematicians , African American women , African American mathematicians , Space race
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