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The Heavenly Writing: Divination, Horoscopy, and Astronomy in Mesopotamian Culture

By Francesca Rochberg

Celestial phenomena in historical Mesopotamia was once saw and interpreted as indicators from the gods in addition to actual phenomena. touching on a few of the methods the heavens have been meditated and understood, this learn lines the emergence of non-public astrology from the culture of celestial divination and the way astronomical method constructed for horoscopes. Its significance lies in its remedy of Babylonian celestial sciences (celestial divination, horoscopy, and astronomy) as matters proper to the heritage of technological know-how and tradition.

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LEGO Space: Building the Future

By Peter Reid, Tim Goddard

"An exceptional myth universe." —Space.com

"Nothing may be extra awesome." —Wired Science

Come discover an immense LEGO® universe in LEGO house: construction the Future. Spaceships, orbital outposts, and new worlds come to lifestyles during this specific imaginative and prescient of the longer term, equipped thoroughly from LEGO bricks.

A collection of 10 step by step development directions may have you developing your personal cosmic creations to play with at domestic. wonder at interstellar battlecruisers, house pirates, fascinating robots, and different wonderful builds from an awesome future!

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Asteroids: Prospective Energy and Material Resources

The Earth has restricted fabric and effort assets whereas those assets in area are nearly limitless. extra improvement of humanity would require going past our planet and exploring of extraterrestrial assets and resources of limitless power.

 

Thus some distance, all missions to asteroids were influenced via clinical exploration. despite the fact that, given contemporary developments in numerous area applied sciences, mining asteroids for assets is turning into ever extra possible. a good portion of asteroids price is derived from their position; the mandatory assets shouldn't have to be lifted at a very good fee from the skin of the Earth.

 

Resources derived from Asteroid not just may be introduced again to Earth yet may be used to maintain human exploration of area and everlasting settlements in space.

 

This publication investigates asteroids' potential power and fabric assets. it's a number of themes concerning asteroid exploration, and usage. It provides earlier and destiny applied sciences and strategies to previous difficulties that may develop into fact in our lifestyles time. The e-book hence is a brilliant resource of condensed details for experts focused on present and forthcoming asteroid-related actions and an excellent place to begin for house researchers, inventors, technologists and capability investors.

 

Written for researchers, engineers, and businessmen attracted to asteroids' exploration and exploitation.

 

Keywords: Asteroids, Asteroid exploration, Asteroid exploitation, strength assets, area assets, fabric assets, In-Situ source usage, Mining

 

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Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 4: Stellar Structure and Evolution

This is quantity four of Planets, Stars and Stellar platforms, a six-volume compendium of contemporary astronomical examine, protecting matters of key curiosity to the most fields of up to date astronomy. This quantity on “Stellar constitution and Evolution” edited through Martin A. Barstow offers available overview chapters on Stellar constitution, Stellar Atmospheres, The solar as a celebrity, Asteroseismology, superstar Formation, younger Stellar items and Protostellar Disks, Brown Dwarfs, Evolution of sun and Intermediate- Mass Stars, The Evolution of excessive Mass Stars, Stellar job, White Dwarf Stars, Black Holes and Neutron Stars, Binaries and a number of Stellar structures, Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Stellar Winds.

All chapters of the guide have been written by way of training pros. They contain enough history fabric and references to the present literature to permit readers to benefit sufficient a few distinctiveness inside astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology to start all alone functional study initiatives. within the spirit of the sequence Stars and Stellar structures released via Chicago college Press within the Sixties and Seventies, each one bankruptcy of Planets, Stars and Stellar platforms can stand by itself as a basic evaluate of its respective sub-discipline, and every quantity can be utilized as a textbook or urged reference paintings for complicated undergraduate or postgraduate classes. complex scholars astronomers of their roles as either academics and researchers will welcome Planets, Stars and Stellar platforms as a complete and pedagogical reference paintings on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

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MEMS and Microstructures in Aerospace Applications

By Robert Osiander

The promise of MEMS for aerospace functions has been germinating for years, and present advances deliver the sector to the very cusp of fruition. Reliability is leader one of the demanding situations proscribing the deployment of MEMS applied sciences in area, because the requirement of 0 failure through the challenge is sort of stringent for this burgeoning box. MEMS and Microstructures in Aerospace functions presents the entire invaluable instruments to beat those hindrances and take MEMS from the lab bench to past the exosphere.

The booklet starts off with an outline of MEMS improvement and gives numerous demonstrations of earlier and present examples of MEMS in area. From this platform, the dialogue builds to fabrication applied sciences; the influence of area environmental elements on MEMS units; and micro applied sciences for area structures, instrumentation, communications, thermal keep an eye on, information navigation and regulate, and propulsion. next chapters discover elements universal to the entire defined platforms, comparable to MEMS packaging, dealing with and infection keep an eye on, fabric choice for particular functions, reliability practices for layout and alertness, and coverage practices.

Edited and contributed by means of an exceptional group of top specialists from undefined, academia, and nationwide laboratories, MEMS and Microstructures in Aerospace purposes illuminates the trail towards qualifying and integrating MEMS units and tools into destiny house missions and constructing cutting edge satellite tv for pc structures.

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Digital Detroit: Rhetoric and Space in the Age of the Network

By Jeff Rice

Since the 1967 riots that ripped aside the town, Detroit has generally been considered both as a spot in ruins or a city at the verge of rejuvenation. In Digital Detroit: Rhetoric and area within the Age of the Network, writer Jeff Rice is going past the proposal of Detroit as easily a urban of 2 rules. as a substitute he explores the town as an internet of a number of meanings which, within the electronic age, come jointly within the city’s areas to shape a community that shapes the writing, the job, and the very taking into consideration these round it.

Rice focuses his learn on 4 of Detroit’s so much iconic places—Woodward road, the Maccabees construction, Michigan relevant Station, and eight Mile—covering each one in a separate bankruptcy. every one of those chapters explains one of many 4 beneficial properties of community rhetoric: folksono(me), the affective interface, reaction, and determination making. As those rhetorical positive factors attach, they shape the general community known as electronic Detroit. Rice demonstrates how new media, similar to podcasts, wikis, blogs, interactive maps, and the net mostly, knit jointly Detroit right into a electronic community whose identification is fluid and ever-changing. In telling Detroit’s spatial tale, Rice deftly illustrates how this new media, as a rhetorical perform, eventually shapes understandings of area in ways in which desktop functions and town making plans usually can't. the result's a version for a brand new state of mind and interacting with area and the mind's eye, and for a greater knowing of the demanding situations community rhetorics pose for writing.

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The Galactic Club: Intelligent Life in Outer Space

By Ronald N. Bracewell

Curiosity within the hazard of existence in outerspace is extreme. can we have acquaintances? can we touch them? what's going to their curiosity in us be--friendly or adversarial? we don't recognize. This publication explores those questions and provides solutions culled from disciplines starting from physics to anthropology.

Professor Bracewell belongs to the yankee Astronomical Society and the Royal Astronomical Society and is a Fellow of the Institute of electric and digital Engineers. He joined the Stanford school in 1955.

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Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974 (NASA History Series SP-2000-4408)

Profiting from the Soviet records, that have been opened within the Nineties, Siddiqi has written a groundbreaking paintings that examines why the Soviet Union fell in the back of within the house race of the Sixties after altering the process human historical past with the 1st synthetic satellite tv for pc release, Sputnik, in 1957.

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Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook (Springer Praxis Books)

By Richard W. Orloff, David M. Harland

This booklet presents an summary of the origins of the Apollo software and outlines of the floor amenities, release automobiles and spacecraft that have been built within the quest to arrive – and go back from - the skin of the moon. it is going to function a useful single-volume sourcebook for house lovers, area historians, reporters, and others. The textual content incorporates a accomplished selection of tables directory proof and figures for every mission.

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Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 1: Telescopes and Instrumentation

This is quantity 1 of Planets, Stars and Stellar structures, a six-volume compendium of contemporary astronomical study, protecting topics of key curiosity to the most fields of latest astronomy. This quantity on “Telescopes and Instrumentation” edited through Ian S. McLean provides, after a basic creation to Telescopes, obtainable assessment chapters on robot and Survey Telescopes, Segmented replicate Telescopes, Honeycomb Mirrors for big Telescopes, energetic Thin-Mirror Telescopes, Optical and Infrared Interferometers, Submillimeter Telescopes, Radio Telescopes, Space Telescopes within the Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared (UV/O/IR), CMB Telescopes and Optical structures, Very- High-Energy Gamma-Ray Telescopes, Instrumentation and Detectors, Silicon-Based photo Sensors, Long-Wavelength Infrared Detectors, and Astronomical Spectrographs.

All chapters of the guide have been written through training pros. They comprise enough history fabric and references to the present literature to permit readers to profit sufficient a couple of area of expertise inside astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology to start on their lonesome functional study tasks. within the spirit of the sequence Stars and Stellar platforms released by way of Chicago collage Press within the Sixties and Seventies, every one bankruptcy of Planets, Stars and Stellar platforms can stand by itself as a primary assessment of its respective sub-discipline, and every quantity can be utilized as a textbook or instructed reference paintings for complicated undergraduate or postgraduate classes. complex scholars astronomers of their roles as either academics and researchers will welcome Planets, Stars and Stellar platforms as a complete and pedagogical reference paintings on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

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