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1 Richard Greenberg Unmasking Europa I02263 2008 eBook  
2 Graham Swinerd How spacecraft fly I01580 2008 eBook  
3 Roberto Piazza Soft matter I01574 2011 eBook  
4 Govert Schilling hunt for planet X I01182 2009 eBook  
5 Kevin Nolan Mars I00873 2008 eBook  
6 Giancarlo Genta Lonely minds in the universe 024656 2007 Book  
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TitleUnmasking Europa : the search for life on Jupiter's ocean moon
Author(s)Richard Greenberg
PublicationNew York, Copernicus Books, 2008.
Description1 online resource (x, 277 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.)
Notes"An imprint of Springer Science+Business Media, in association with Praxis Publishing Ltd."--T.p. -Includes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER
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TitleHow spacecraft fly : spaceflight without formulae
Author(s)Graham Swinerd
PublicationNew York, 1. Copernicus Books 2. In Association with Praxis Pub, 2008.
Description1 online resource (xii, 268 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), map
Abstract Note"About half a century ago a small satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched. The satellite did very little other than to transmit a radio signal to announce its presence in orbit. However, this humble beginning heralded the dawn of the Space Age. Today literally thousands of robotic spacecraft have been launched, many of which have flown to far-flung regions of the Solar System carrying with them the human spirit of scientific discovery and exploration. Numerous other satellites have been launched in orbit around the Earth providing services that support our technological society on the ground." "How Spacecraft Fly: Spaceflight Without Formulae by Graham Swinerd focuses on how these spacecraft work. The book opens with a historical perspective of how we have come to understand our Solar System and the Universe. It then progresses through orbital flight, rocket science, the hostile environment within which spacecraft operate, and how they are designed. The concluding chapters give a glimpse of what the 21st century may hold in terms of human exploration of the Solar System and more futuristic propulsion technologies for interstellar travel." "Graham Swinerd invites you to understand "how spacecraft fly," while becoming a convincing rocket scientist along the way!"--Jacket
Contents NoteA brief history of space -- Basic orbits -- Real orbits -- Beyond circles and ellipses -- Getting to orbit -- Something about environment -- Spacecraft design -- Subsystem design : I like your attitude -- More subsystem design -- Space in the 21st century -- Space : the final frontier?
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ENGINEERING 5. Flugsteuerung 6. Raumfahrzeug 7. Space flight
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TitleSoft matter : the stuff that dreams are made of
Author(s)Roberto Piazza
PublicationDordrecht, Copernicus Books, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xiv, 279 p.) : ill. (some col.)
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. Chemistry, Physical and theoretical 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Soft condensed matter
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Titlehunt for planet X : new worlds and the fate of Pluto
Author(s)Govert Schilling
PublicationNew York, Copernicus Books, 2009.
Description1 online resource (xiii, 303 p.) : ill
Abstract NoteThe Hunt for Planet X: New Worlds and the Fate of Pluto goes beyond a standard scientific read, encompassing who, and what, is involved in the pursuit of planetary endeavors. Touching on over three hundred years of debates, debacles and discoveries, this book offers the reader insight into the minds and motives of planetary astronomers and their findings. The "hunt" continues to the outer-most regions of the solar system, and Govert Schilling states this search will not cease: "Astronomy is an adventurous science," he writes, and without adventure and those who seek it out the universe would otherwise remain mysterious. The real-life characters presented in The Hunt for Planet X look for glimpses of light in the dark, from icy Kuiper Belt objects to full-fledged planets, in the process challenging how such worlds should be defined and ultimately describing the Universe. This book is written for astronomy and space enthusiasts and people who want to understand how astronomy discoveries are made in reality. - Publisher
Contents NoteA larger solar system -- Eleven planets -- The writing desk planet -- 'I've found your planet X' -- The kid planet -- A strange and wonderful week -- Fortunate circumstances -- Nix and hydra -- The unauthorized planet -- Uranus: problem solved? -- Mysterious forces -- The hunt for the death star -- The secret planet -- Vulcanoids and earth-grazers -- The Kuiper connection -- Comet puzzles -- Smiley -- Family portraits -- The migrating planet -- Icy treasure troves -- The big five -- The tenth planet -- The Spanish invasion -- Pas de deux -- Model from Nice -- Planet under siege -- Planetary elections -- The continuing story -- A thousand planets -- New horizons
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. OUTER PLANETS 5. PLANETS 6. SCIENCE 7. Science: Astronomy
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TitleMars : a cosmic stepping stone : uncovering humanity's cosmic context
Author(s)Kevin Nolan
PublicationNew York, 1. Copernicus Books 2. In Association with Praxis Pub, 2008.
Description1 online resource (xxii, 379 p., [32] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Abstract NoteThe questions of our origin and cosmic abundance of life are among the compelling facing humanity. For all of the difficulties facing us however, the planet Mars may act as a cosmic stepping stone in uncovering the answers. This book examines these issues in one of the comprehensive treatments about Mars and our legacy of engagement with it
Contents NoteLife in the universe -- The origin of life on Earth -- From antiquity to the canals -- Viking -- The legacy of Viking -- Mars : a cosmic stepping stone -- A grand plan -- The search for life : a planetary perspective -- The search for life : water and the atmosphere -- The search for life : past and present -- A global strategy -- Global programs -- First steps : Pathfinder -- Mars reconnaissance -- Spirit and Opportunity -- A paradigm shift -- Next steps -- Because it's there -- Planetary protection -- A human mission to Mars -- Our life in the universe
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. [359]-362) and index
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS 5. Popular Science in Astronomy 6. Space Exploration and Astronautics
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TitleLonely minds in the universe
Author(s)Giancarlo Genta
PublicationNew York, Copernicus Books, 2007.
Descriptionxxv, 289p.
Abstract NoteThe book reviews current scientific understanding of the Universe that suggests that life is common, and extraterrestrial intelligent life is a possibility. But our search is limited mainly to radiotelescope observation, and the hope of intercepting and decoding the radio transmissions of other intelligent beings. The author discusses such philosophical questions as: What is intelligence? What is consciousness? Should we expect ETIs to be conscious beings? At the heart of this book is an examination of the viability of future astronautics which would enable closer human contact with ETI than through radio messages taking thousands of years to reach their destination.
ISBN,Price9780387339252 : Euro 22.95(HB)
Classification524.8-88
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. BIOASTRONOMY 3. EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE 4. EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE 5. SETI
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