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Introduction to Space Sciences and Spacecraft Applications

By Bruce A. Campbell

This e-book, in line with the SINTEF Offshore Blowout Database, completely examines U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Norwegian and united kingdom North Sea blowouts that happened from 1980 to 1994. This ebook finds the operations that have been in growth on the onset of the blowouts and is helping you study from the errors of others.

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Cosmic Dawn: The Search for the First Stars and Galaxies (Astronomers' Universe)

By George Rhee

This e-book takes the reader on an exploration of the constitution and evolution of our universe. the root for our wisdom is the large Bang idea of the increasing universe. This ebook then tells the tale of our look for the 1st stars and galaxies utilizing present and deliberate telescopes. those telescopes are marvels of expertise a long way faraway from Galileo's first telescope yet carrying on with astronomy in his floor breaking spirit. We express the reader how those first stars and galaxies formed the universe we see at the present time. This tale is likely one of the nice medical adventures of all time.

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The Science and Art of Using Telescopes (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

By Philip Pugh

Amateur astronomers need to begin someplace. such a lot start by means of procuring a modest astronomical telescope and studying the evening sky. After some time, many are looking to circulate directly to the subsequent level, yet this is often problematical. The magazines put up for sale a mass of commercially-made gear – a few of it very dear – which may characterize a tremendous monetary outlay. The trick is to settle on the best apparatus, after which use it to its fullest extent.

Observing abilities: The technology and artwork of utilizing Astronomical Telescopes offers the mandatory details. First, it explains how one can get the easiest from entry-level apparatus (that improve would possibly not also be wanted for a 12 months or two!). moment, it explains how you can opt for apparatus that's on the ‘next level’, and describes how use extra complicated telescopes and accessories.

The e-book is geared up in line with observational ambitions, and even though it concentrates often on visible staring at, it concludes with a piece on imaging and the apparatus presently on hand – from average electronic cameras, via webcams, to really good chilled-chip CCD cameras.

Observing abilities: The technological know-how and paintings of utilizing Astronomical Telescopes is the precise follow-up to Moore and Watson: Astronomy with the cheap Telescope and Tonkin: AstroFAQs . It well fills the space among those introductory books and the extra complicated books in Springer’s useful Astronomy list.

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

By Chris Hadfield

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent many years education as an astronaut and has logged approximately 4000 hours in house. in this time he has damaged right into a area Station with a Swiss military knife, disposed of a dwell snake whereas piloting a aircraft, and been quickly blinded whereas clinging to the outside of an orbiting spacecraft. the key to Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he discovered at NASA: arrange for the worst-and get pleasure from each second of it.

In An Astronaut's advisor to lifestyles on the earth, Col. Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of teaching and area exploration to teach the way to make the most unlikely attainable. via eye-opening, unique tales packed with the adrenaline of release, the enchanting ask yourself of spacewalks, and the measured, calm responses mandated through crises, he explains how traditional knowledge can get within the manner of achievement-and happiness. His personal notable schooling in house has taught him a few counterintuitive classes: don't visualize luck, do care what others imagine, and regularly sweat the small stuff.

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The Edge of Reality: A Progress Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

By Jacques Vallee, J. Allen Hynek

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Anyone attracted to the topic of unidentified aerial phenomena/unidentified flying items and the way the `problem' has been controlled by way of governments and army experts around the globe will be aware of the names of J. Allen Hynek and Jacques Vallee. either have been knowledgeable expert astronomers: Hynek died in 1986 following a long time operating formally with the USAF on `Project Blue Book' and its quite a few offshoots and Vallee, on the time of writing in August 2011, remains to be a great deal with us as a world authority within the improvement of IT structures and a profitable San Francisco-based enterprise capitalist. either have been often called very sharp men and a bit of out-of-the-box thinkers, each one a broadcast writer with a considerable public profile. either authors featured in Spielberg's 1977 blockbuster motion picture CE3: French movie director Francois Truffaut performed a personality modelled on Vallee, and Hynek himself acted as a specialist to Spielberg and had a cameo half within the film.

This actually first-class e-book, released in 1975, good points 9 chapters quite often made from insightful head-to-head debates among Hynek and Vallee approximately all elements of the flying saucers factor, and moderated through Dr. Arthur Hastings. the floor coated is huge and the extent of discourse rather deep. Vallee summarises the puzzle of the phenomena properly within the first chapter:

"We understand there's an unknown phenomenon being manifested. it seems that to centre on a technological equipment, a computer that's able to transporting occupants. The behaviour of either the desktop and the occupants seems to be in line with the concept that we're confronted with an alien kind of existence. in spite of the fact that, their behaviour isn't really constant both with what you are going to count on from house viewers, or with what we all know approximately physics. That's the dilemma." (p25)

A couple of chapters research a small variety of situations in my opinion investigated through the authors in nice element: the striking `Ely' case regarding a protracted and complicated alien ship come upon via brothers while riding a truck, leading to serious and unexplainable harm to the truck; and the well-known 1959 Boianai case at Goodenough Bay in New Guinea, concerning communicative interplay among humanoid occupants of a big low-hovering disk with a few 30 area people at a project college, together with a RC priest. dialogue of those situations kicks off the interchange among the authors, and for the following 2 hundred+ pages the extent of discussion by no means disappoints, and is usually considerate and enlightening.

It is instructive to re-read those conversations after the intervening a long time, and particularly enlightening to re-visit the authors' projections of `possible situations for the phenomenon through the yr 2000'. As Vallee has stated brazenly in interviews in past times couple of years, he's not likely any the wiser concerning the factor now than he used to be in 1975, and each one of these questions for him are nonetheless open.

Highly urged to any reader or investigator who desires to have interaction with what's understood approximately those phenomena at a deep point, to contemplate the proof and the place it could lead in all its nuanced complexity from of the neatest minds ever to target this elusive and perplexing topic.

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Plotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International Date Line (Explorations in World Maritime History)

By Avraham Ariel

People use ideas comparable to time and date to constitution their lives every day. they typically degree their shuttle via marking issues prepared alongside nice circles at the globe. but such a lot do not realize the beginning and background of those phrases and the tales of the intrepid adventurers, scientists, and seafarers who formed our photo of the area this day. Ariel transports readers to remote lands and historic cultures that span greater than 3500 years of exploration. Phoenicians, Spaniards, Portuguese, British, French, and so forth celebrity in an epic that stretches from Lapland to Cape Horn, through Greenwich, Paris, the Andes and the lucky Islands.

This ebook is a set of reports and myths approximately geography, navigation, and geodesy― the technology that bargains with the Earth's determine and the interrelationship of chosen issues on its surface-that reaches a long way past dry clinical texts to be aware of the folk at the back of the discoveries. the information and knowing of summary notions resembling the leading Meridian, the Equator, and the foreign Date Line is conveyed via emphasis at the human spirit that encouraged the pioneer scientists and sailors. it's a story suffering from heroes and villains, battles, tragedies and foreign intrigue. Readers will research of a time whilst not anything used to be certain―even the form and dimension of the earth have been the topics of fierce festival, clash, and politics.

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Planetary Motions: A Historical Perspective (Greenwood Guides to Great Ideas in Science)

By Norriss S. Hetherington

Students in an introductory physics category study quite a few various, and doubtless unconnected, ideas. Gravity, the legislation of movement, forces and fields, the mathematical nature of the technological know-how - all of those are principles that play a imperative function in figuring out physics. And something that connects all of those actual ideas is the impetus the good scientists of the prior needed to boost them - the need to appreciate the movement of the planets of the sunlight process. This wish ended in the progressive paintings of Copernicus and Galileo, Kepler and Newton. And their paintings perpetually altered how technology is practiced and understood.

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BBC Sky At Night [UK] (April 2014)

Sky at evening journal is your functional advisor to astronomy. every one factor positive factors the worldΓÇÖs largest and top evening sky consultant entire with famous person charts, watching tutorials and in-depth apparatus experiences to make sure that novice astronomers by no means pass over these must-see occasions.

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The Crowded Universe: The Race to Find Life Beyond Earth (Black and White Edition)

By Alan Boss

We are nearing a turning element in our quest for all times within the universe—we now be able to observe Earth-like planets round different stars. yet do we locate any?

In The Crowded Universe, popular astronomer Alan Boss argues that in keeping with what we already learn about planetary platforms, within the coming years we'll locate plentiful Earths, together with many who are unquestionably alive. lifestyles isn't just attainable in different places within the universe, Boss argues—it is common.

Boss describes how our principles approximately planetary formation have replaced substantially some time past decade and brings readers brand new on discoveries of unusual population of assorted sunlight platforms, together with our personal. the United States needs to remain during this new house race, Boss contends, or possibility being disregarded of 1 of the main profoundly very important discoveries of all time: the 1st proven discovering of extraterrestrial life.

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