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1 Magnani, Loris A Dirty Window I10457 2017 eBook  
2 Cavallaro, Umberto Women Spacefarers I10447 2017 eBook  
3 Kleiman, Jacob Protection of Materials and Structures from the Space Environment I10430 2017 eBook  
4 Cunningham, Clifford Discovery of the First Asteroid, Ceres I10426 2016 eBook  
5 von Ehrenfried, Manfred "Dutch" Exploring the Martian Moons I10425 2017 eBook  
6 Stevenson, David S The Exo-Weather Report I10423 2016 eBook  
7 Vallejo, Juan C Predictability of Chaotic Dynamics I10399 2017 eBook  
8 Dyson, Marianne J A Passion for Space I10394 2016 eBook  
9 May, Andrew The Telescopic Tourist's Guide to the Moon I10389 2017 eBook  
10 Burgess, Colin Interkosmos I10376 2016 eBook  
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TitleA Dirty Window : Diffuse and Translucent Molecular Gas in the Interstellar Medium
Author(s)Magnani, Loris;Shore, Steven N
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2017.
DescriptionXIX, 306 p. 76 illus., 28 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book provides an introduction to the physics of interstellar gas in the Galaxy. It deals with the diffuse interstellar medium which supplies a complex environment for exploring the neutral gas content of a galaxy like the Milky Way and the techniques necessary for studying this non-stellar component. After an initial exposition of the phases of the interstellar medium and the role of gas in a spiral galaxy, the authors discuss the transition from atomic to molecular gas. They then consider basic radiative transfer and molecular spectroscopy with particular emphasis on the molecules useful for studying low-density molecular gas. Observational techniques for investigating the gas and the dust component of the diffuse interstellar medium throughout the electromagnetic spectrum are explored emphasizing results from the recent Herschel and Planck missions. A brief exposition on dust in the diffuse interstellar medium is followed by a discussion of molecular clouds in general and high-latitude molecular clouds in particular. Ways of calibrating CO observations with the molecular hydrogen content of a cloud are examined along with the dark molecular gas controversy. High-latitude molecular clouds are considered in detail as vehicles for applying the techniques developed in the book. Given the transient nature of diffuse and translucent molecular clouds, the role of turbulence in the origin and dynamics of these objects is examined in some detail. The book is targeted at graduate students or postdocs who are entering the field of interstellar medium studies
ISBN,Price9783662543504
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. ASTROPHYSICS 5. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 6. COSMOLOGY 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Observations, Astronomical 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleWomen Spacefarers : Sixty Different Paths to Space
Author(s)Cavallaro, Umberto
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXXXI, 403 p. 177 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book tells the fascinating stories of the valiant women who broke down barriers to join the space program. Beginning with the orbital flight of USSR cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in 1963, they became players in the greatest adventure of our time. The author contextualizes their accomplishments in light of the political and cultural climate, from the Cold War in the background to the changing status of women in society at large, during the Seventies. The book includes the biographies of, and in some cases interviews with, the sixty women who flew in space in the first half century of space history. It reports their achievements and some little known details. The result is a gallery of pioneering women who reached for the stars: women who, with exceptional skill, hard work, and dedication, reached impressive careers as accomplished pilots, researchers, and engineers; many are now in high level managerial positions both at NASA or in public and private organizations, and all left a legacy of strength
ISBN,Price9783319340487
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Gender Studies 7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 8. PHYSICS 9. Popular Science in Technology 10. Sociology 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 13. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleProtection of Materials and Structures from the Space Environment : ICPMSE-11
Author(s)Kleiman, Jacob
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVI, 603 p. 403 illus., 289 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe proceedings published in this book document and foster the goals of the 11th International Space Conference on ???Protection of Materials and Structures from Space Environment??? ICPMSE-11 to facilitate exchanges between members of the various engineering and science disciplines involved in the development of space materials. Contributions cover aspects of interaction with space environment of LEO, GEO, Deep Space, Planetary environments, ground-based qualification and in-flight experiments, as well as lessons learned from operational vehicles that are closely interrelated to disciplines of atmospheric sciences, solar-terrestrial interactions and space life sciences
ISBN,Price9783319193090
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Engineering???Materials 4. Materials Engineering 5. NANOTECHNOLOGY 6. Nanotechnology and Microengineering 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleDiscovery of the First Asteroid, Ceres : Historical Studies in Asteroid Research
Author(s)Cunningham, Clifford
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIII, 333 p. 92 illus., 19 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteBased on extensive primary sources, many never previously translated into English, this is the definitive account of the origins of Ceres as it went from being classified as a new planet to reclassification as the first of a previously unknown group of celestial objects. Cunningham opens this critical moment of astronomical discovery to full modern analysis for the first time. This book includes all the voluminous correspondence, translated into English, between the astronomers of Europe about the startling discovery of Ceres by Piazzi in 1801. It covers the period up to March 1802, at which time Pallas was discovered. Also included are Piazzi's two monographs about Ceres, and the sections of two books dealing with Ceres, one by Johann Bode, the other by Johann Schroeter. The origin of the word 'asteroid' is explained, along with several chapters on the antecedents of the story going back to ancient Greek times. The formulation of Bode's Law is given, as are the details on the efforts of Baron von Zach to organize a search for the supposed missing planet between Mars and Jupiter. Examples of verse created to commemorate the great discovery are included in this first volume. The author, who has a PhD in the History of Astronomy, is a dedicated scholar of the story of asteroids and his research on the discovery of Ceres is comprehensive and fully sourced. The discovery came at a time when rival astronomers were in hot competition with each other, and when the true nature of these celestial bodies was not yet known. With astronomers in France, Italy and beyond vying to understand and receive credit for the new class of astral bodies, drama was not in short supply--nor were scientific advances
ISBN,Price9783319217772
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HISTORY 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 8. Observations, Astronomical 9. PHYSICS 10. PLANETOLOGY 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleExploring the Martian Moons : A Human Mission to Deimos and Phobos
Author(s)von Ehrenfried, Manfred "Dutch"
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVI, 255 p. 126 illus., 123 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book explores the once popular idea of 'Flexible Path' in terms of Mars, a strategy that would focus on a manned orbital mission to Mars's moons rather than the more risky, expensive and time-consuming trip to land humans on the Martian surface. While currently still not the most popular idea, this mission would take advantage of the operational, scientific and engineering lessons to be learned from going to Mars's moons first. Unlike a trip to the planet's surface, an orbital mission avoids the dangers of the deep gravity well of Mars and a very long stay on the surface. This is analogous to Apollo 8 and 10, which preceded the landing on the Moon of Apollo 11. Furthermore, a Mars orbital mission could be achieved at least five years, possibly 10 before a landing mission. Nor would an orbital mission require all of the extra vehicles, equipment and supplies needed for a landing and a stay on the planet for over a year. The cost difference between the two types of missions is in the order of tens of billions of dollars. An orbital mission to Deimos and Phobos would provide an early opportunity to acquire scientific knowledge of the moons and Mars as well, since some of the regolith is presumed to be soil ejected from Mars. It may also offer the opportunity to deploy scientific instruments on the moons which would aid subsequent missions. It would provide early operational experience in the Mars environment without the risk of a landing. The author convincingly argues this experience would enhance the probability of a safe and successful Mars landing by NASA at a later date, and lays out the best way to approach an orbital mission in great detail. Combining path-breaking science with achievable goals on a fast timetable, this approach is the best of both worlds--and our best path to reaching Mars safely in the future
ISBN,Price9783319527000
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Popular Science in Technology 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 9. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleThe Exo-Weather Report : Exploring Diverse Atmospheric Phenomena Around the Universe
Author(s)Stevenson, David S
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVI, 452 p. 116 illus., 113 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteDavid Stevenson???s new book links the meteorology of the Earth to that of other planets, stars, and clusters of galaxies, showing the similarities and differences between terrestrial weather and that of weather on other worlds. Because Earth is not unique in having weather, there is much to learn from other planets with atmospheres that show the movement of energy from hotter to colder areas. The weather seen on Earth and other known planetary systems are examined to elaborate the connection between climate and the development of life. The weather on Earth and other Solar System planets is a manifestation of the huge energy budget imparted by our star, the Sun, but weather doesn???t stop at the shores of our Solar System. The author brings together the latest information from satellites and probes, such as Cassini and Hubble, to show its larger place in the astronomical picture. Inferences are drawn about the weather and climate of a large number of other planetary systems that lie far from our own. ??Additionally, the author expands our understanding of what exactly weather is comprised of by exploring the kind of ???weather??? experienced on the largest observable scales in the universe
ISBN,Price9783319256795
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. CLIMATOLOGY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. PLANETOLOGY 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitlePredictability of Chaotic Dynamics : A Finite-time Lyapunov Exponents Approach
Author(s)Vallejo, Juan C;Sanjuan, Miguel A. F
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXV, 136 p. 47 illus., 22 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is primarily concerned with the computational aspects of predictability of dynamical systems ??? in particular those where observation, modeling and computation are strongly interdependent. Unlike with physical systems under control in laboratories, for instance in celestial mechanics, one is confronted with the observation and modeling of systems without the possibility of altering the key parameters of the objects studied. Therefore, the numerical simulations offer an essential tool for analyzing these systems. With the widespread use of computer simulations to solve complex dynamical systems, the reliability of the numerical calculations is of ever-increasing interest and importance. This reliability is directly related to the regularity and instability properties of the modeled flow. In this interdisciplinary scenario, the underlying physics provide the simulated models, nonlinear dynamics provides their chaoticity and instability properties, and the computer sciences provide the actual numerical implementation. This book introduces and explores precisely this link between the models and their predictability characterization based on concepts derived from the field of nonlinear dynamics, with a focus on the finite-time Lyapunov exponents approach. The method is illustrated using a number of well-known continuous dynamical systems, including the Contopoulos, H??non-Heiles and R??ssler systems. To help students and newcomers quickly learn to apply these techniques, the appendix provides descriptions of the algorithms used throughout the text and details how to implement them in order to solve a given continuous dynamical system
ISBN,Price9783319518930
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences 5. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 6. Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation 7. PHYSICS 8. SPACE SCIENCES 9. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleA Passion for Space : Adventures of a Pioneering Female NASA Flight Controller
Author(s)Dyson, Marianne J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVI, 381 p. 97 illus., 72 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteMarianne J. Dyson recounts for us a time when women were making the first inroads into space flight control, a previously male-dominated profession. The story begins with the inspiration of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon and follows the challenges of pursuing a science career as a woman in the 70s and 80s, when it was far from an easy path. Dyson relates the first five space shuttle flights from the personal perspective of mission planning and operations in Houston at the Johnson Space Center, based almost exclusively on original sources such as journals and NASA weekly activity reports. The book???s historical details about astronaut and flight controller training exemplify both the humorous and serious aspects of space operations up through the Challenger disaster, including the almost unknown fire in Mission Control during STS-5 that nearly caused an emergency entry of the shuttle. From an insider with a unique perspective and credentials to match, this a must-read for anyone interested in the workings of NASA during one of its busiest and defining times, and the challenges faced by women pursuing scientific careers
ISBN,Price9783319202587
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT 5. Innovation/Technology Management 6. MANAGEMENT 7. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 8. Popular Science in Astronomy 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Telescopic Tourist's Guide to the Moon
Author(s)May, Andrew
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionVII, 230 p. 120 illus., 78 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteWhether you???re interested in visiting Apollo landing sites or the locations of classic sci-fi movies, this is the tourist guide for you! This tourist guide has a twist ??? it is a guide to a whole different world, which you can visit from the comfort of your backyard with the aid of nothing more sophisticated than an inexpensive telescope. It tells you the best times to view the Moon, the most exciting sights to look out for, and the best equipment to use, allowing you to snap stunning photographs as well as view the sights with your own eyes. Have you ever been inspired by stunning images from the Hubble telescope, or the magic of sci-fi special effects, only to look through a small backyard telescope at the disappointing white dot of a planet or faint blur of a galaxy? Yet the Moon is different. Seen through even a relatively cheap telescope, it springs into life like a real place, with mountains and valleys and rugged craters. With a bit of imagination, you can even picture yourself as a sightseeing visitor there ??? which in a sense you are.
ISBN,Price9783319607412
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Observations, Astronomical 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. SPACE SCIENCES 9. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleInterkosmos : The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program
Author(s)Burgess, Colin;Vis, Bert
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIII, 321 p. 257 illus., 147 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book focuses on the Interkosmos program, which??was formed in 1967, marking a fundamentally new era of cooperation by socialist countries, led by the??Soviet Union,??in the study and exploration of space. The??chapters shed light on the space program that was at that time a prime outlet for??the Soviet Union's aims at becoming a world power. Interkosmos??was a highly publicized Russian space program??that rapidly became a significant propaganda tool for the Soviet??Union in the waning years of communism. Billed as an international?????research-cosmonaut??? imperative, it was also a high-profile means of??displaying solidarity with the nine participating Eastern bloc countries.??Those countries contributed pilots who were trained in Moscow for??week-long ???guest??? missions on orbiting Salyut stations. They did a little??subsidiary science and were permitted only the most basic mechanical??maneuvers. In this enthralling new book, and following extensive international??research, the authors fully explore the background, accomplishments??and political legacy of the Interkosmos program. Through personal and??often highly revealing interviews with many of the participants they??relate the very human story behind this extraordinary but controversial??space venture
ISBN,Price9783319241630
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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