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1 Colin Burgess Freedom 7 I02384 eBook  
2 Giancarlo Genta hunter I02383 eBook  
3 Dirk Schulze-Makuch Alien encounter I02374 eBook  
4 Nick Kanas new Martians I02347 eBook  
5 Tim Howard Space weather and coronal mass ejections I02343 eBook  
6 Yasuhito Narita Plasma turbulence in the solar system I02174 2012 eBook  
7 Phillip Chamberlin (ed.) solar dynamics observatory I01886 2012 eBook  
8 Yuhong Fan (ed.) Solar flare magnetic fields and plasmas I01858 2012 eBook  
9 David A. J. Seargent Weird weather I01837 2012 eBook  
10 John Wilkinson New eyes on the sun I01788 2012 eBook  
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TitleFreedom 7 : the historic flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr
Author(s)Colin Burgess
Description1 online resource (xxvii, 266 pages) : illustrations
Abstract NoteInevitably, there are times in a nation's history when its hopes, fears and confidence in its own destiny appear to hinge on the fate of a single person. One of these pivotal moments occurred on the early morning of May 5, 1961, when a 37-year-old test pilot squeezed himself into the confines of the tiny Mercury spacecraft that he had named Freedom 7. On that historic day, U.S. Navy Commander Alan Shepard carried with him the hopes, prayers, and anxieties of a nation as his Redstone rocket blasted free of the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, hurling him upwards on a 15-minute suborbital flight that also propelled the United States into the bold new frontier of human space exploration
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ENGINEERING 5. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 6. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
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Titlehunter : a scientific novel
Author(s)Giancarlo Genta
Description1 online resource (vii, 130 pages) : illustrations
Abstract NoteThe 24th century: humankind has become a spacefaring civilization, colonizing the solar system and beyond. While no alien forms of life have yet been encountered in this expansion into space, colonists suddenly encounter machines of alien origin - huge robots able to reproduce themselves. Called Replicators by the colonists, they seem to have but a single goal: to destroy all organic life they come in contact with. Since the colonial governments have no means to fight this menace directly, they instead promise huge rewards to whoever destroys a replicator. As a result, the frontier attracts a new kind of adventurers, the Hunters, who work to find and destroy the replicators. Mike Edwards, a skilled young maintenance technician and robotics expert at a faraway outpost, will not only become one of them - but be the very first one to unlock the secret behind the Replicators origin and mission
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 2. Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) 3. ASTROBIOLOGY 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 7. FICTION / General 8. Human-alien encounters 9. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS 10. PHYSICS 11. Popular Science in Astronomy 12. Robots
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TitleAlien encounter : a scientific novel
Author(s)Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Edition2nd edition
Description1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustration
Abstract NoteIt 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 detected on 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 inhabited by 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 first encounter with these exotic life forms couldn't be more fateful, becoming 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. In this 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 astrobiological denouement of the plot and features an extensive non-technical appendix where the underlying science is presented and discussed
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 5. FICTION / General 6. Human-alien encounters 7. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS 8. PHYSICS 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. Popular Science in Astronomy
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Titlenew Martians : a scientific novel
Author(s)Nick Kanas
Description1 online resource (viii, 123 pages) : color illustrations
Abstract NoteThe year is 2035, and the crew from the first expedition to Mars is returning to Earth. The crewmembers are anxious to get home, and ennui pervades the ship. The mood is broken by a series of mysterious events that jeopardize their safety. Someone or something is threatening the crew. Is it an alien being? A psychotic crewmember? A malfunctioning computer? The truth raises questions about the crewmembers' fate and that of the human race. In this novel, the intent is to show real psychological issues that could affect a crew returning from a long-duration mission to Mars. The storyline presents a mystery that keeps the reader guessing, yet the issues at stake are based on the findings from the author's research and other space-related work over the past 40+ years. The novel touches on actual plans being discussed for such an expedition as well as notions involving the search for Martian life and panspermia. The underlying science, in particular the psychological, psychiatric, and interpersonal elements, are introduced and discussed by the author in an extensive appendix
Contents NotePart I: The Novel -- The New Martians -- Part II: The Science Behind the Fiction -- Psychological Issues During an Expedition to Mars -- References
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 4. FICTION / General 5. PHYSICS 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. Popular Science in Psychology 8. Psychiatry 9. Psychology Research 10. Space flight
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TitleSpace weather and coronal mass ejections
Author(s)Tim Howard
Description1 online resource (xiii, 107 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteSpace weather has attracted a lot of attention in recent times. Severe space weather can disrupt spacecraft, and on Earth can be the cause of power outages and power station failure. It also presents a radiation hazard for airline passengers and astronauts. These "magnetic storms" are most commonly caused by coronal mass ejections, or CMES, which are large eruptions of plasma and magnetic field from the Sun that can reach speeds of several thousand km/s. In this SpringerBrief, Space Weather and Coronal Mass Ejections, author Timothy Howard briefly introduces the coronal mass ejection, its scientific importance, and its relevance to space weather at Earth and other planets. This title focuses on the latest advances in CME observation and modeling, including new results from the NASA STEREO and SDO missions. It also includes topical issues regarding space weather and the most recent observations and anecdotal examples of the impacts of space weather and CMEs
Contents NoteHistory -- Observation and Modeling -- Relevance to Space Weather -- Recent Developments
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 5. PHYSICS 6. PLANETOLOGY 7. SCIENCE / Astronomy 8. SPACE ENVIRONMENT
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TitlePlasma turbulence in the solar system
Author(s)Yasuhito Narita
PublicationHeidelberg, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (viii, 102 p.) : ill. (some col.)
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 7. Fluid- and Aerodynamics 8. Geophysics and Environmental Physics 9. PHYSICS 10. PLASMA PHYSICS 11. PLASMA TURBULENCE 12. Signal, Image and Speech Processing 13. SPACE PLASMAS
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Titlesolar dynamics observatory
Author(s)Phillip Chamberlin (ed.);William Dean Pesnell (ed.);Barbara Thompson (ed.)
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (406 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Notes"Previously published in Solar Physics volume 275, issues 1-2, 2012"--T.p. -Includes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 2. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 6. HELIOSEISMOLOGY
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TitleSolar flare magnetic fields and plasmas
Author(s)Yuhong Fan (ed.);George Fisher (ed.)
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (201 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. ports
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Notes"Previously published in Solar Physics, Volume 277, Issue 1, 2012."--T.p. -Includes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. COSMIC MAGNETIC FIELDS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 5. PLASMA PHYSICS 6. SCIENCE / Astronomy 7. SOLAR FLARES 8. SPACE PLASMAS
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TitleWeird weather : tales of astronomical and atmospheric anomalies
Author(s)David A. J. Seargent
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xv, 360 p.) : ill. (some col.)
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Contents NoteA Lonely Blue Globe -- Our Inconsistent Climate -- Heavenly Curtains -- Lightning's Gleaming Rod -- Vortices of Wind, Dust, and Cloud -- Strange Clouds, Fogs, and Other Assorted Oddities -- Mystery Explosions and Strange Lights
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 5. METEOROLOGY 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. WEATHER
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TitleNew eyes on the sun : a guide to satellite images and amateur observation
Author(s)John Wilkinson
PublicationBerlin, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xi, 249 p.) : col. ill
Contents Note1 Warming to the Sun -- 2 Probing the Sun -- 3 Activity in the photosphere -- 4 Activity in the chromosphere and corona -- 5 Eclipses and Transits -- 6 Observing the Sun -- 7 Satellite images of the Sun -- 8 Space weather -- 9 The Sun and Earth{u2019}s climate -- 10. The Sun and stars -- About the author -- Glossary -- Index
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 4. Popular Science in Astronomy 5. SCIENCE / Astronomy
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