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1 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11560 2001 eBook  
2 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11554 2003 eBook  
3 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11547 2002 eBook  
4 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11464 2000 eBook  
5 Kurz-Milcke, Elke Experts in Science and Society I10577 2004 eBook  
6 HECK, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I10516 2004 eBook  
7 Frey, Ulrich J Homo Novus - A Human Without Illusions I08314 2010 eBook  
8 Kanas, Nick The Protos Mandate I07365 2014 eBook  
9 Michaud, Michael Contact with Alien Civilizations I06815 2007 eBook  
10 Helbing, Dirk Social Self-Organization I06353 2012 eBook  
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume II
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2001.
DescriptionIX, 280 p : online resource
Abstract NoteSeated in a sun-lit corner of his 17th century Dutch house, his hand touching a celestial globe, Johannes Vermeer's "Astronomer" seems to pon?? der about the mysteries of the universe. We might make the trip to Paris and ask him, in the Louvre, what precisely is on his mind. Unfortunately, there will be no answer. But we do know what his mind was not on. It was not on the approaching deadlines for the proposals he would have to write for getting funds and telescope-time, not on the meeting of the observing programs committee, not on his refereeing duty for the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, nor on his university's tightening budget for science. In the Kapteyn Institute at Groningen I stand face to face with the im?? pressive portrait of J.C. Kapteyn, painted in the year 1918. Seated at his desk he is doing his calculations with pen, pencil and tables, perhaps check?? ing the work of his skilled staff of human computers. Early in his career he had completed his magnum opus, the Cape Photographic Durchmusterung in collaboration with his close friend David Gill at Capetown, South Africa
ISBN,Price9789401006668
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume 4
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2003.
DescriptionXII, 330 p : online resource
Abstract NoteI am most grateful to Andr?? e Heck for his invitation to write a foreword to OSA Volume 4 ??? I will use this valued opportunity to emphasise those topics in Vol. 4 which I consider important even if other topics may be of even greater importance in the universal scale of things. At the outset let me say that I commend Vol. 4 to its readers ??? it contains much of very great interest for organisations and strategies in astronomy. A topic which I consider to be of very great importance at this time is Adverse Environmental Impact on Astronomy. There are two papers on this topic in OSA 4 ??? Cohen on Strategies for Protecting Radio Ast- nomy and Schwarz on Light Pollution Control. The growth in the extent of use, the power and spectral demand for radio transmission continues to increase virtually exponentially. The impact on the ???listening??? services such as radio astronomy has been severe. Only by creativity in developing new techniques for radio noise (including legal transmissions) reduction and by participating fully in the allocation process for radio frequencies has radio astronomy developed to the powerful investigative tool it is today
ISBN,Price9789401000499
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume III
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2002.
DescriptionIX, 238 p : online resource
Abstract NoteWe have arrived at the third volume of this useful series on Organiza?? tions and Strategies in Astronomy (OSA). It contains seventeen articles on a wide range of topics, from virtual observatories, astronomy organizations in various communities (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, South Africa), and the role of ground stations in space observatories, to quality assurance in UK higher education. In this foreword, I shall give some views on ideas expressed in this volume, in particular from my personal experience when I was project officer for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). Let me first remind readers that present and future astronomy is in?? creasingly dependent on high-level management. Not everybody knows that the scheduling of the Hubble Space Telescope is performed by a neural?? network software called SPIKE, described in the stimulating workshop New Observing Modes for the Next Centuryl, partly reported in OSA Volume II by 1. Robson. New observing facilities, in space or on the ground, are so complex that they need highly qualified engineers and rigorous management procedures. Each observing hour on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) fa?? cility is worth about EUR 7,000, including the amortization of the capital expenses over 30 years. This does not leave much room for amateurism, neither in the time allocation procedures, nor in the daily telescope control
ISBN,Price9789401006064
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2000.
DescriptionX, 221 p : online resource
Abstract NoteResearch and publications in the field of Astronomy have undergone dramatic changes in the last half-century. While activities just slowed down during World War II in the US and in Latin America, they were very strongly affected by the difficult conditions prevailing among the European belligerent nations. Half a century ago, re?? search activities were mostly confined to observatories (linked or not to universities) and usually separated from the teaching of physical sciences. Hence, directors of observatories played an important role in the choice of the research fields, and "schools" of research appeared at various places, de?? veloping specific instrumentation, reduction techniques and mathematical methods to achieve their scientific goals. Reorganising the research activities after the war was no minor under?? taking, specially because communications were interrupted for over five years and isolated continental Europe from overseas activities. Scarcity of observing instruments (some of them being requisitioned by occupy?? ing armies) , enormous gaps in the available litterature led to local research activities, conducted independently of similar efforts undertaken elsewhere
ISBN,Price9789401009263
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleExperts in Science and Society
Author(s)Kurz-Milcke, Elke;Gigerenzer, Gerd
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 2004.
DescriptionVIII, 314 p. 19 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteIn today's complex world, we have come to rely increasingly on those who have expertise in specific areas and can bring their knowledge to bear on crucial social, political and scientific questions. Taking the viewpoint that experts are consulted when there is something important at stake for an individual, a group, or society at large, Experts in Science and Society explores expertise as a relational concept. How do experts balance their commitment to science with that to society? How does a society actually determine that a person has expertise? What personal traits are valued in an expert? From where does the expert derive authority? What makes new forms of expertise emerge? These and related questions are addressed from a wide range of areas in order to be inclusive, as well as to demonstrate similarities across areas. Likewise, in order to be culturally comparative, this volume includes examples and discussions of experts in different countries and even in different time periods. The topics include the roles of political experts, scientific experts, medical experts, legal experts, and more
ISBN,Price9780306479649
Keyword(s)1. Clinical psychology 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Philosophy and science 5. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 6. Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary 7. Science???Social aspects 8. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 9. Sociology 10. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume 5
Author(s)HECK, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2004.
DescriptionX, 317 p : online resource
Abstract NoteAnyone who doubts that astronomy is enjoying a golden age has only to browse the pages of Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy, Vol. 5. Our golden age is defined not only by the enormity of new discoveries of dark energy, dark matter, extra-solar planets, and the evolution of Mars, but also by the breadth, diversity, and creativity within our community. This volume records our history, in a period of such rapid change and growth that individual astronomers are hard-pressed to keep abreast of their own fields and neighborhoods, much less of developments world-wide. Since the 1950's, changes in the landscape of astronomy are manifold. We have witnessed two epochs of big telescope construction, the 4-meter class telescopes of the '60s and '70s and the 8-to lO-meter class telescopes of the '90s, continuing through today. We accomplished the transition from photographic to digital data, and we continue to improve the size and sen?? sitivity of astronomical detectors. We have witnessed the flowering of radio astronomy and the opening of the full electromagnetic spectrum through space astronomy. We have seen the growth of national and international astronomy facilities, and a dramatic broadening of the accessibility of data, both through observing facilities available through open competition based on scientific merit and through deep, rich archives of data
ISBN,Price9781402025716
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleHomo Novus - A Human Without Illusions
Author(s)Frey, Ulrich J;St??rmer, Charlotte;Willf??hr, Kai P
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.
DescriptionXIV, 291 p : online resource
Abstract NoteConverging evidence from disciplines including sociobiology, evolutionary psychology and human biology forces us to adopt a new idea of what it means to be a human. As cherished concepts such as free will, na??ve realism, humans as creation's crowning glory fall and our moral roots in ape group dynamics become clearer, we have to take leave of many concepts that have been central to defining our humanness. What emerges is a new human, the homo novus, a human being without illusions. Leading authors from many different fields explore these issues by addressing these illusions and providing evidence for the need to switch to this new idea of man, in spite of understandable reluctance to let go of our most beloved illusions
ISBN,Price9783642121425
Keyword(s)1. ANTHROPOLOGY 2. Cognitive psychology 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. EPISTEMOLOGY 6. Evolutionary Biology 7. Popular Science in Psychology 8. PSYCHOLOGY 9. Sociology 10. Sociology, general
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TitleThe Protos Mandate : A Scientific Novel
Author(s)Kanas, Nick
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2014.
DescriptionVII, 142 p. 4 illus., 3 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn the 25th Century, the effects of overpopulation and global warming on Earth have led to the formation of human colonies on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System, yet the limited number of viable places forces humanity to look to the stars.??A crash program has been developed to send Protos 1, a giant multigenerational starship, to a newly discovered Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star. The plan is for awake crewmembers to run the ship, and for people in suspended animation to be roused before planetfall to use their skills in exploration and colony formation. To fulfill the goals of the mission and ensure that the in-flight population does not deplete the limited resources, the Protos Mandate is set up to govern a tightly controlled social system for the duration of the journey, which will take several generations.????But problems threaten to sabotage the mission during its launch and transit, and what finally awaits the crewmembers shocks them in an unpredictable way.?? This novel chronicles the trials and tribulations of this epic first interstellar mission.?? ?? The scientific appendix at the end of the book discusses the challenges of such an interstellar mission based on an extensive literature review, and it links these challenges to specific episodes in the novel.?? Issues that are considered include interstellar propulsion systems, economic considerations of interstellar flight, psychological and sociological factors inherent in a multigenerational space mission, problems with suspended animation, current knowledge of exoplanets, and issues related to colonizing a distant planet and the possible discovery of extraterrestrial life.??A history of interstellar missions in science fiction is also reviewed.?? ?? Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research in group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA-funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts. He is the co-author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award. Dr. Kanas has presented talks on space psychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and World Con science fiction conventions. He has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction. He is also the author of Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography, Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age, and the science fiction novel??The New Martians, all published by Springer
ISBN,Price9783319079028
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. PLANETOLOGY 8. Popular Science in Astronomy 9. Popular Science in Psychology 10. PSYCHOLOGY 11. Sociology 12. Sociology, general 13. SPACE SCIENCES 14. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleContact with Alien Civilizations : Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials
Author(s)Michaud, Michael
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Copernicus 2. Springer New York, 2007.
DescriptionXIV, 466 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book describes a wide variety of speculations by many authors about the consequences for humanity of coming into contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. The assumptions underlying those speculations are examined, and some conclusions are drawn. As necessary background, the book also includes brief summaries of the history of thinking about extraterrestrial intelligence, searches for life and for signals, contrasting paradigms of how contact might take place, and the paradox that those paradigms allegedly create
ISBN,Price9780387686189
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. PHILOSOPHY 6. Philosophy of Man 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleSocial Self-Organization : Agent-Based Simulations and Experiments to Study Emergent Social Behavior
Author(s)Helbing, Dirk
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012.
DescriptionXI, 341 p : online resource
Abstract NoteWhat are the principles that keep our society together? This question is even more difficult to answer than the long-standing question, what are the forces that keep our world together. However, the social challenges of humanity in the 21st century ranging from the financial crises to the impacts of globalization, require us to make fast progress in our understanding of how society works, and how our future can be managed in a resilient and sustainable way. This book can present only a few very first steps towards this ambitious goal. However, based on simple models of social interactions, one can already gain some surprising insights into the social, ``macro-level'' outcomes and dynamics that is implied by individual, ``micro-level'' interactions. Depending on the nature of these interactions, they may imply the spontaneous formation of social conventions or the birth of social cooperation, but also their sudden breakdown. This can end in deadly crowd disasters or tragedies of the commons (such as financial crises or environmental destruction). Furthermore, we demonstrate that classical modeling approaches (such as representative agent models) do not provide a sufficient understanding of the self-organization in social systems resulting from individual interactions. The consideration of randomness, spatial or network interdependencies, and nonlinear feedback effects turns out to be crucial to get fundamental insights into how social patterns and dynamics emerge. Given the explanation of sometimes counter-intuitive phenomena resulting from these features and their combination, our evolutionary modeling approach appears to be powerful and insightful. The chapters of this book range from a discussion of the modeling strategy for socio-economic systems over experimental issues up the right way of doing agent-based modeling.?? We furthermore discuss applications ranging from pedestrian and crowd dynamics over opinion formation, coordination, and cooperation up to conflict, and also address the response to information, issues of systemic risks in society and economics, and new approaches to manage complexity in socio-economic systems. Parts of this book were previously published in peer reviewed journals
ISBN,Price9783642240041
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. GAME THEORY 6. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 7. Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation 8. PHYSICS 9. Sociology 10. Sociology, general 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 13. Statistics for Social Sciences, Humanities, Law 14. Statistics??
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