Category: Space

  • Tenacious (Kris Longknife, Book 12)

    By Mike Shepherd

    There’s no leisure for a Longknife—even if you’re a newlywed. Vice Admiral Kris Longknife’s honeymoon will get cancelled while she hears that the gap raider’s domestic global can have been found. discovering the place the raiders got here from may be the key to saving humanity. If in simple terms uncovering their secrets and techniques used to be that easy…

    As Kris returns domestic, she finally ends up tangling with a mutinous team made up our minds to take off on their lonesome. The dissident crew leads Kris directly right into a new mess—a method choked with unusual, lethal enemies poised to wipe one other sentient civilization out of life. Kris and her squadron are able to hinder overall annihilation, however the mutineers produce other plans…
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  • Unravelling Starlight: William and Margaret Huggins and the Rise of the New Astronomy

    By Barbara J. Becker

    Tough conventional debts of the origins of astrophysics, this booklet provides the 1st scholarly biography of nineteenth-century English novice astronomer William Huggins (1824-1910). A pioneer in adapting the spectroscope to new astronomical reasons, William Huggins rose to medical prominence in London and remodeled expert astronomy to develop into a imperative founding father of the hot technology of astrophysics. the writer re-examines his existence and profession, exploring unpublished notebooks, correspondence and examine initiatives to show the confidence of this clinical entrepreneur. whereas Sir William Huggins is the main target of the publication, the involvement of woman Margaret Lindsay Huggins (1848-1915) in her husband's examine is tested, the place it could were formerly ignored or obscured. Written in an interesting type, this ebook has large charm and should be helpful to scientists, scholars and a person attracted to the heritage of astronomy.
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  • The First Men on the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 (Springer Praxis Books)

    By David M. Harland

    This booklet tells the tale of Apollo eleven and dispels the parable that NASA faked the moon landings. the tale is dropped at lifestyles through exploiting the flight plan, project record, in-flight transcripts (including conversations one of the team within the spacecraft that weren't transmitted) and post-flight debriefing. It beneficial properties scans lately produced via NASA of the unique Hasselblad movie. the ultimate chapters talk about what was once discovered of the moon rocks, and experiences the follow-on missions. The author’s remarkable services and information of the Moon landings shines via and seamlessly unites the myriad information of the mission.

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  • The Secret Life of Space

    The key lifetime of house is the definitive consultant to figuring out the main breakthroughs and discoveries mankind has made to resolve the mysteries of the Cosmos. This enticing and fast moving narrative debunks the city myths of astronomy, revealing the genuine tales in the back of our largest breakthroughs. beginning with the invention that Stonehenge used to be really equipped to have a good time the iciness solstice instead of the summer time, this e-book leads us via background to bare that the telescope was once no longer invented through Galileo, Einstein didn't expect the presence of black holes or the large Bang and Copernicus’s conception that the solar used to be on the centre of the Universe may need truly disappeared with out a hint had it now not been for the efforts of 1 of his fanatical disciples.

    Renowned scientists and authors Nigel Henbest and Heather Couper additionally discover the unsung heroes and heroines who've been ignored within the historical past of medical exercise. those tales contain the pc engineer who stumbled on extra exploding stars in his again backyard than an individual else in heritage, the trainer who constructed the foundation for radio astronomy and the sanitary engineer who stumbled on proof of lifestyles on Mars. ultimately, they appear to today’s expanding risk of house shuttle as we push the frontiers of discovery and ask the perennial query, is there lifestyles in the market?
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  • The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe

    By Thomas Levenson

    The appealing, all-but-forgotten tale of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the quest for a planet that by no means existed

    For greater than fifty years, the world’s best scientists sought for the “missing” planet Vulcan, whose life used to be mandated via Isaac Newton’s theories of gravity. numerous hours have been spent at the hunt for the elusive orb, and a few of the era’s such a lot expert astronomers even claimed to have came upon it.

    there has been only one challenge: It used to be by no means there.

    In The Hunt for Vulcan, Thomas Levenson follows the visionary scientists who inhabit the tale of the phantom planet, beginning with Isaac Newton, who in 1687 supplied a proof for all topic in movement during the universe, resulting in Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who nearly centuries later equipped on Newton’s theories and chanced on Neptune, turning into the main recognized scientist on this planet. Le Verrier tried to surpass that triumph via predicting the life of one more planet in our sun method, Vulcan.

    It took Albert Einstein to figure that the secret of the lacking planet was once an issue no longer of measurements or math yet of Newton’s conception of gravity itself. Einstein’s normal conception of relativity proved that Vulcan didn't and will now not exist, and that the hunt for it had in basic terms been a quirk of working below the incorrect set of assumptions in regards to the universe. Levenson tells the formerly untold story of the way the “discovery” of Vulcan within the 19th century set the level for Einstein’s enormous step forward, the best person highbrow fulfillment of the 20th century.

    A dramatic human tale of an epic quest, The Hunt for Vulcan bargains perception into how technology fairly advances (as against the way in which we’re taught approximately it at school) and the way the easiest paintings of the best scientists finds an artist’s sensibility. commencing a brand new window onto our global, Levenson illuminates a few of our such a lot iconic principles as he recounts one of many strangest episodes within the background of science.

    Praise for The Hunt for Vulcan

    “Delightful . . . an enthralling story approximately an all-but-forgotten episode in technological know-how history.”—The Wall highway Journal

    “Engaging . . . At middle, it is a tale approximately how technology advances, one perception at a time. however the immediacy, virtually romance, of Levenson’s writing makes it nearly novelistic.”—The Washington Post

    “A brief, superbly produced booklet that tells a cautionary story. . . . Levenson is a breezy author who renders advanced principles in down-to-earth language.”—The Boston Globe

    “Looping via technological know-how historical past from Isaac Newton onwards, Levenson elegantly unearths the evolutionary nature of clinical thought.”—Nature

    “This pleasant and enlightening drama tells the tale of the quest for a planet that didn't exist and the way Einstein resolved the secret with the main attractive concept within the heritage of science.”—Walter Isaacson

    “Equal to the simplest technology writing I’ve learn wherever, through any writer. superbly composed, wealthy in old context, deeply researched, it really is, exceptionally, nice storytelling.”—Alan Lightman, writer of The unintended Universe

    “Levenson tells us the place Vulcan got here from, the way it vanished, and why its spirit lurks this present day. alongside the way in which, we research greater than somewhat simply how technology works—when it succeeds in addition to while it fails.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson

    “Science writing at its most sensible. This e-book isn't just discovered, passionate, and witty—it is profoundly wise.”—Junot Díaz

    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • The Grand Design

    By Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow


    When and the way did the universe start? Why are we right here? what's the nature of fact? Is the obvious “grand layout” of our universe proof of a benevolent writer who set issues in motion—or does technology supply one other clarification? during this startling and lavishly illustrated publication, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow current the latest medical puzzling over those and different abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked via brilliance and straightforwardness.

    According to quantum thought, the cosmos doesn't have only a unmarried life or historical past. The authors clarify that we ourselves are the made from quantum fluctuations within the early universe, and exhibit how quantum idea predicts the “multiverse”—the concept that ours is only one of many universes that seemed spontaneously out of not anything, every one with varied legislation of nature. They finish with a riveting review of M-theory, an evidence of the legislation governing our universe that's at the moment the only workable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified concept that Einstein used to be trying to find, which, if proven, might signify the last word triumph of human reason.

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  • A Survey of the Almagest: With Annotation and New Commentary by Alexander Jones (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences)

    The Almagest, via the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is an important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, providing historians helpful perception into the astronomy and arithmetic of the traditional world.

    Pedersen's 1974 e-book, A Survey of the Almagest, is the latest in an extended culture of partners to the Almagest. half paraphrase and half observation, Pedersen's paintings has earned the common compliment of historians and serves because the definitive introductory textual content for college kids drawn to learning the Almagest.

    during this revised variation, Alexander Jones, a extraordinary authority at the historical past of early astronomy, presents supplementary info and observation to the unique textual content to account for scholarship that has seemed due to the fact that 1974. This revision additionally accommodates a number of corrections to Pedersen's unique textual content which were pointed out on the grounds that its publication.

    This quantity is meant to supply scholars of the historical past of astronomy with a self-contained creation to the Almagest, aiding them to appreciate and enjoy Ptolemy's nice and classical paintings.
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  • Fundamentals of Space Medicine (Space Technology Library)

    Investigations in area have resulted in basic discoveries of the human physique to the gap atmosphere. Gilles Clément has performed large learn during this box. This readable textual content provides the findings from the existence technological know-how experiments carried out in the course of and after house missions. approximately 1200 human area flights were accomplished thus far, together with greater than 500 astronauts from numerous international locations, for a mixed overall presence in area of approximately ninety years. the 1st version of this name was once released in 2005 (written in 2003 – 2004), and new info is now to be had from crewmembers partaking in long-duration flights on board the foreign house Station (ISS). The variety of astronauts who've spent six months in orbit has doubled when you consider that 2004. On board the ISS, the astronauts use newly constructed pharmaceutical countermeasure for bone loss (such as biophosphonates) and state of the art workout resistive units opposed to muscle atrophy and cardiovascular deterioration. The ISS lifestyles aid structures now use complicated closed-loop structures for assembly the wishes of a 6-person workforce, together with recycling urine to water. a few of these new applied sciences have strength spin-offs for scientific (i.e., sedentary lifestyle, weight problems) and environmental concerns right here in the world. and at last, there are new house examine possibilities with the Orion house car that may quickly substitute the distance trip, the Moon, and Mars house exploration application that's slowly yet absolutely taking form, and the distance tourism zone that has develop into a truth. the focal point in this variation is the ISS, Orion and planetary exploration, and area tourism. This variation additionally contains greater than 20% new fabric, besides images, facts, and videos for Springer Extras!
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  • Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

    Galileo, Newton, Herschel, Huggins, Hale, Eddington, Shapley and Hubble: those astronomers utilized principles drawn from physics to astronomy and made dramatic adjustments to the world-pictures that they inherited. They confirmed that celestial gadgets are composed of a similar fabrics because the earth and they behave within the comparable approach. They displaced successively the earth, the sunlight and at last the milky manner galaxy from being the centre of the universe.

    This ebook comprises their biographies and descriptions their maximum discoveries. exertions, actual perception, wish for status and a powerful trust within the rightness in their personal principles have been features of all 8. Their usually quirky personalities led them into sour controversies with their contemporaries. yet their successes arose from the phenomenal readability in their recommendations, their sensible skill and their robust experience of path in science.
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  • The Eagle Has Landed: The Story of Apollo 11

    By Jeffrey K. Smith

    On July 20, 1969, as a global tv viewers of 500 million watched, Neil Armstrong turned the 1st guy to step foot at the Moon. approximately a half-century later, Armstrong's phrases nonetheless resonate: "That's one small step for guy, one mammoth jump for mankind." The historical area Race all started with the Soviet Union launching the world's first orbiting satellite tv for pc, Sputnik, on October four, 1957 and ended with the profitable Apollo eleven venture. whereas the distance Race is usually remembered as a time of innovation and technological advances, robust, but frequently neglected forces, have been at play. Politics and funds have been one of the major catalysts of area exploration. whereas historical past used to be being made and new heroes have been came upon, the aerospace reaped huge, immense gains and political careers blossomed. "The Eagle Has Landed: the tale of Apollo 11" chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of America's quest to land at the Moon, starting with the tales of the visionaries who made made house explorating a fact. it really is amazing tale of poltical gamesmanship, innovation, perserverence, and braveness.
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