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1 Courvoisier, Thierry J.-L From Stars to States I09843 2017 eBook  
2 Capova, Klara Anna Astrobiology and Society in Europe Today I09366 2018 eBook  
3 Sivolella, Davide Space Mining and Manufacturing I08701 2019 eBook  
4 Szocik, Konrad The Human Factor in a Mission to Mars I08662 2019 eBook  
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TitleFrom Stars to States : A Manifest for Science in Society
Author(s)Courvoisier, Thierry J.-L
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVI, 67 p. 15 illus., 11 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe aim of this essay is to understand the relationship between knowledge and society and to reflect on the links between science and political decision making. The text evolved from a number of reflections the author made while president of the European Astronomical Society, president of the Swiss Academy of Sciences and vice-president of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). The book starts by using astronomy as a showcase for what science brings to society in terms of intellectual enrichment, of practical tools and of societal inputs. It then turns to looking generally at science as a human endeavour for which pleasure is a prime motivation and it describes the efforts made by researchers to rationalise their findings, thus making them universally acceptable. The author also describes the role of science in shaping our environment and discusses resulting responsibility of the scientists with respect to the evolution of the world. As part of an analysis of the relationship between science and policy the author describes the way in which scientists can (and must) bring knowledge in the political decision making process. The argument is closed with considerations on global governance, while the conclusion puts evidence based decision making processes in relation with the more emotional aspects of our behaviour. The readership of the book is intended to be all scientists involved in ???science for policy??? activities, as well as those who should become more active in this domain. This includes, but is not limited to, all members of science academies. Astronomers will find specific elements to help them think about their science. The intended readers of the book also include civil servants and policy makers who develop legislation and societal action in domains in which a solid knowledge base is important. The book should furthermore be of interest to citizens following public life and all those worried by the ???post evidence??? trends in policy
ISBN,Price9783319592329
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Philosophy and social sciences 7. Philosophy of Education 8. Public policy 9. Science and Technology Studies 10. SCIENCE EDUCATION 11. Science???Social aspects 12. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 13. Technology???Sociological aspects
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TitleAstrobiology and Society in Europe Today
Author(s)Capova, Klara Anna;Persson, Erik;Milligan, Tony;Dun??r, David
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXVI, 72 p. 14 illus., 13 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis White Paper describes the state of astrobiology in Europe today and its relation to the European society at large. With contributions from authors in twenty countries and over thirty scientific institutions worldwide, the document illustrates the societal implications of astrobiology and the positive contribution that astrobiology can make to European society. The White paper has two main objectives: 1. It recommends the establishment of a European Astrobiology Institute (EAI) as an answer to a series of challenges relating to astrobiology but also European research, education and the society at large. 2. It also acknowledges the societal implications of astrobiology, and thus the role of the social sciences and humanities in optimizing the positive contribution that astrobiology can make to the lives of the people of Europe and the challenges they face. This book is recommended reading for science policy makers, the interested public, and the astrobiology community
ISBN,Price9783319962658
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Public policy 5. Science and Technology Studies 6. Science???Social aspects 7. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 8. Technology???Sociological aspects
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TitleSpace Mining and Manufacturing : Off-World Resources and Revolutionary Engineering Techniques
Author(s)Sivolella, Davide
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXI, 207 p. 102 illus., 38 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book produces convincing evidence that exploiting the potential of space could help solve many environmental and social issues affecting our planet, such as pollution, overcrowding, resource depletion and conflicts, economic inequality, social unrest, economic instability and unemployment. It also touches on the legal problems that will be encountered with the implementation of the new technologies and new laws that will need to be enacted and new organizations that will need to be formed to deal with these changes. This proposition for a space economy is not science fiction, but well within the remit of current or under development technologies. Numerous technologies are described and put together to form a coherent and feasible road map that, if implemented, could lead humankind towards a brighter future.
ISBN,Price9783030308810
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. INTERNATIONAL LAW 7. Law of the sea 8. Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space 9. Popular Science in Technology 10. Science and Technology Studies 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 13. TECHNOLOGY 14. Technology???Sociological aspects
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TitleThe Human Factor in a Mission to Mars : An Interdisciplinary Approach
Author(s)Szocik, Konrad
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXII, 266 p. 16 illus., 11 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteA manned mission to Mars is faced with challenges and topics that may not be obvious but of great importance and challenging for such a mission. This is the first book that collects contributions from scholars in various fields, from astronomy and medicine, to theology and philosophy, addressing such topics. The discussion goes beyond medical and technological challenges of such a deep-space mission. The focus is on human nature, human emotions and biases in such a new environment. The primary audience for this book are all researchers interested in the human factor in a space mission including philosophers, social scientists, astronomers, and others. This volume will also be of high interest for a much wider audience like the non-academic world, or for students
ISBN,Price9783030020590
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Personality 7. Personality and Social Psychology 8. RESEARCH ETHICS 9. Research???Moral and ethical aspects 10. Science and Technology Studies 11. Science???Social aspects 12. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 13. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 14. SPACE SCIENCES 15. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 16. Technology???Sociological aspects
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