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The Value Of The Moon

Author : Paul D. Spudis
ISBN : 9781588345035
Genre : Science
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While the Moon was once thought to hold the key to space exploration, in recent decades, the U.S. has largely turned its sights toward Mars and other celestial bodies instead. In The Value of the Moon, lunar scientist Paul Spudis argues that the U.S. can and should return to the moon in order to remain a world leader in space utilization and development and a participant in and beneficiary of a new lunar economy. Spudis explores three reasons for returning to the Moon: it is close, it is interesting, and it is useful. The proximity of the Moon not only allows for frequent launches, but also control of any machinery we place there. It is interesting because recorded deep on its surface and in its craters is the preserved history of the moon, the sun, and indeed the entire galaxy. And finally, the moon is useful because it is rich with materials and energy. The moon, Spudis argues, is a logical base for further space exploration and even a possible future home for us all. Throughout his work, Spudis incorporates details about man's fascination with the moon and its place in our shared history. He also explores its religious, cultural, and scientific resonance and assesses its role in the future of spaceflight and our national security and prosperity.

The Once And Future Moon

Author : Paul D. Spudis
ISBN : 1560986344
Genre : Moon
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As old as Earth but only one-fourth its diameter, the Moon has no atmosphere, no weather, and a perpetually black sky. Yet, as geologist Paul Spudis shows in this book, the Moon is a fascinating neighbor. Presenting a lively and clear introduction to our nearest natural satellite, this book argues for the Moon's past and future prominence as a platform for understanind the formation of the planets and the dimensions of the universe. 137 illustrations.

The Moon

Author : David Schrunk
ISBN : 0387739823
Genre : Science
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This extraordinary book details how the Moon could be used as a springboard for Solar System exploration. It presents a realistic plan for placing and servicing telescopes on the Moon, and highlights the use of the Moon as a base for an early warning system from which to combat threats of near-Earth objects. A realistic vision of human development and settlement of the Moon over the next one hundred years is presented, and the author explains how global living standards for the Earth can be enhanced through the use of lunar-based generated solar power. From that beginning, the people of the Earth would evolve into a spacefaring civilisation.

The New Moon

Author : Arlin Crotts
ISBN : 9780521762243
Genre : Science
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Complete story of the human lunar experience, presenting many interesting but little-known events in lunar science for the first time.

Human Spaceflight

Author : Louis Friedman
ISBN : 9780816531462
Genre : Science
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"This book explores the future of human presence in space and the possibility of interstellar travel beyond Mars. Friedman offers viable, cost effective, and intriguing insights into current and future technologies that could expand humanity's concept of not only life on Earth but also life in space"--Provided by publisher.

The Politics And Perils Of Space Exploration

Author : Linda Dawson
ISBN : 9783319388137
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Written by a former Aerodynamics Officer on the space shuttle program, this book provides a complete overview of the “new” U. S. space program, which has changed considerably over the past 50 years.The future of space exploration has become increasingly dependent on other countries and private enterprise. Can private enterprise fill NASA's shoes and provide the same expertise, safety measures and lessons learned? In order to tell this story, it is important to understand the politics of space as well as the dangers, why it is so difficult to explore and utilize the resources of space. Some past and recent triumphs and failures will be discussed, pointing the way to a successful space policy that includes taking risks but also learning how to mitigate them.

2081

Author : Gerard K. O'Neil
ISBN : UVA:X000223351
Genre : Social Science
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Reviews previous attempts to predict the future, describes five present-day developments critical to the course of the next hundred years, and offers views of life--and of social and political institutions--one hundred years from today

Future Magic

Author : Robert L. Forward
ISBN : 0380898144
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The scientist/author explores the realm of technological advances that bridge the gap between today's science fiction creations and tomorrow's scientific breakthroughs

The Sun The Moon The Rolling Stones

Author : Rich Cohen
ISBN : 9780804179249
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A panoramic narrative history that will give readers a new understanding of the Rolling Stones, viewed through the impassioned and opinionated lens of the Vanity Fair contributor—and co-creator of HBO’s Vinyl—who was along for the ride as a young reporter on the road with the band in the 1990s Rich Cohen enters the Stones epic as a young journalist on the road with the band and quickly falls under their sway—privy to the jokes, the camaraderie, the bitchiness, the hard living. Inspired by a lifelong appreciation of the music that borders on obsession, Cohen’s chronicle of the band is informed by the rigorous views of a kid who grew up on the music and for whom the Stones will always be the greatest rock ’n’ roll band of all time. The story begins at the beginning: the fateful meeting of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on a train platform in 1961—and goes on to span decades, with a focus on the golden run—from the albums Beggars Banquet (1968) to Exile on Main Street (1972)—when the Stones were prolific and innovative and at the height of their powers. Cohen is equally as good on the low points as the highs, and he puts his finger on the moments that not only defined the Stones as gifted musicians schooled in the blues and arguably the most innovative songwriters of their generation, but as the avatars of so much in our modern culture. In the end, though, after the drugs and the girlfriends and the rows, there is the music. The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones makes you want to listen to every song in your library anew and search out the obscure gems that you’ve yet to hear. The music, together with Cohen’s fresh and galvanizing consideration of the band, will define, once and forever, why the Stones will always matter. Praise for The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones “Fabulous . . . The research is meticulous. . . . Cohen’s own interviews even yield some new Stones lore.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Cohen] can catch the way a record can seem to remake the world [and] how songs make a world you can’t escape.”—Pitchfork “No one can tell this story, wringing new life even from the leathery faces of mummies like the Rolling Stones, like Rich Cohen. . . . The book beautifully details the very meaning of rock ’n’ roll.”—New York Observer “Masterful . . . Hundreds of books have been written about this particular band and [Cohen’s] will rank among the very best of the bunch.”—Chicago Tribune “Cohen, who has shown time and time again he can take any history lesson and make it personal and interesting . . . somehow tells the [Stones’] story in a whole different way. This might be the best music book of 2016.”—Men’s Journal “[Cohen’s] account of the band’s rise from ‘footloose’ kids to ‘old, clean, prosperous’ stars is, like the Stones, irresistible.”—People “You will, as with the best music bios, want to follow along on vinyl.”—The Washington Post “A fresh take on dusty topics like Altamont and the Stones’ relationship with the Beatles . . . Cohen takes pilgrimages to places like Nellcôte, the French mansion where the Stones made Exile on Main Street, and recounts fascinating moments from his time on tour.”—Rolling Stone “On the short list of worthwhile books about the Stones . . . The book is stuffed with insights.”—San Francisco Chronicle

The Problem Of Increasing Human Energy

Author : Nikola Telsa
ISBN : 0787308617
Genre : Science
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1900 an article originally printed in the Century Magazine. with special reference to harnessing the sun's energy. One of Tesla's giant alternators has been preserved in the Smithsonian Institution where it stands as a monument to Tesla's pioneering.

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