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21 Harvey, Brian China in Space I08686 2019 eBook  
22 Larsen, Kristine Particle Panic! I08581 2019 eBook  
23 O'Sullivan, John Japanese Missions to the International Space Station I08577 2019 eBook  
24 Dawson, Linda War in Space I08572 2018 eBook  
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TitleChina in Space : The Great Leap Forward
Author(s)Harvey, Brian
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXII, 552 p. 231 illus., 225 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn 2019, China astonished the world by landing a spacecraft and rover on the far side of the Moon, something never achieved by any country before. China had already become the world???s leading spacefaring nation by rockets launched, sending more into orbit than any other. China is now a great space superpower alongside the United States and Russia, sending men and women into orbit, building a space laboratory (Tiangong) and sending probes to the Moon and asteroids. Roadmap 2050 promises that China will set up bases on the Moon and Mars and lead the world in science and technology by mid-century. China???s space programme is one of the least well-known, but this book will bring the reader up to date with its mysteries, achievements and exciting plans. China has built a fleet of new, powerful Long March rockets, four launch bases, tracking stations at home and abroad, with gleaming new design and production facilities. China is poised to build a large, permanent space station, bring back lunar rocks, assemble constellations of communications satellites and send spaceships to Mars, the moons of Jupiter and beyond. A self-sustaining lunar base, Yuegong, has already been simulated. In space, China is the country to watch
ISBN,Price9783030195885
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. China???History 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. History of China 8. Popular Science in Technology 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 11. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleParticle Panic! : How Popular Media and Popularized Science Feed Public Fears of Particle Accelerator Experiments
Author(s)Larsen, Kristine
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXV, 194 p. 48 illus., 44 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteFrom novels and short stories to television and film, popular media has made a cottage industry of predicting the end of the world will be caused by particle accelerators. Rather than allay such fears, public pronouncements by particle scientists themselves often unwittingly fan the flames of hysteria. This book surveys media depictions of particle accelerator physics and the perceived dangers these experiments pose. In addition, it describes the role of scientists in propagating such fears and misconceptions, offering as a conclusion ways in which the scientific community could successfully allay such misplaced fears through more effective communication strategies. The book is aimed at the general reader interested in separating fact from fiction in the field of high-energy physics, at science educators and communicators, and, last but not least, at all scientists concerned about these issues. About the Author Kristine M Larsen holds a Ph.D. in Physics and is currently a professor at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, in the Geological Sciences Department. She has published a number of books, among them The Women Who Popularized Geology in the 19th Century (Springer, 2017), The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman (eds. Anthony Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen. Kitsune Press, 2012. Recipient of the Gold Medal for Science Fiction/Fantasy in the 2012 Florida Publishing Association Awards), The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who (eds. Anthony Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen. Kitsune Press, 2010), as well as Stephen Hawking: A Biography (Greenwood Press, 2005) and Cosmology 101 (Greenwood Press, (2007)
ISBN,Price9783030122065
Keyword(s)1. COMMUNICATION 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Media and Communication 5. NUCLEAR PHYSICS 6. Particle and Nuclear Physics 7. PHYSICS 8. Popular Science in Physics 9. Popular Science in Technology 10. Science???Social aspects 11. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 12. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleJapanese Missions to the International Space Station : Hope from the East
Author(s)O'Sullivan, John
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXXIV, 311 p. 149 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteJapan has a rich history of human spaceflight, flying in space with both NASA and the Soviet/Russian space agencies over the years. This book tells the story of the JAXA astronauts who have visited the International Space Station and how they have lived on board, helped construct the space laboratory and performed valuable scientific experiments. JAXA has contributed the largest single module to the ISS: the Kib?? (Hope) science laboratory with its Logistics Module, Exposed Facility and robot arm. JAXA supplies the station with cargo and supplies on its automated cargo spacecraft, the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV), but it is the human endeavour that captures the imagination. From brief visits to six-month expeditions, from spacewalking to commanding the Earth???s only outpost in space, JAXA astronauts have played a vital role in the international project. Extensive use of colour photographs from NASA and JAXA depicting the experiments carried out and the phases of the ISS construction, together with the personal stories of the astronauts??? experiences in space, highlight the crucial part the Japanese have played in human spaceflight
ISBN,Price9783030045340
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. History of Japan 7. Japan???History 8. Popular Science in Technology 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 11. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleWar in Space : The Science and Technology Behind Our Next Theater of Conflict
Author(s)Dawson, Linda
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionIX, 206 p. 55 illus., 53 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteWith the recent influx of spaceflight and satellite launches, the region of outer space has become saturated with vital technology used for communication and surveillance and the functioning of business and government. But what would happen if these capabilities were disrupted or even destroyed? How would we react if faced with a full-scale blackout of satellite communications? What can and has happened following the destruction of a satellite? In the short term, the aftermath would send thousands of fragments orbiting Earth as space debris. In the longer term, the ramifications of such an event on Earth and in space would be alarming, to say the least. This book takes a look at such crippling scenarios and how countries around the world might respond in their wake. It describes the aggressive actions that nations could take and the technologies that could be leveraged to gain power and control over assets, as well as to initiate war in the theater of outer space. The ways that a country's vital capabilities could be disarmed in such a setting are investigated. In addition, the book discusses our past and present political climate, including which countries currently have these abilities and who the aggressive players already are. Finally, it addresses promising research and space technology that could be used to protect us from those interested in destroying the world's vital systems.
ISBN,Price9783319930527
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. International Security Studies 7. Popular Science in Technology 8. Security, International 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 11. TECHNOLOGY
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