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The Resource Accessory to War : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang

Accessory to War : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang

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Accessory to War : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military
Title
Accessory to War
Title remainder
the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military
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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
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eng
Summary
An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions," say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance. "The universe is both the ultimate frontier and the highest of high grounds," they write. "Shared by both space scientists and space warriors, it's a laboratory for one and a battlefield for the other. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. But without the right technology?which is more or less the same technology for both parties?nobody can get to it, operate in it, scrutinize it, dominate it, or use it to their advantage and someone else's disadvantage." Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson's millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world
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From early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, a well-researched book provides a thought-provoking exploration of the centuries-old relationship between science and military power
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10692286
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B@L
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358/.8
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no index present
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non fiction
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adult
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the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military
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Accessory to War : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3911524
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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on1050300221
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780393285437
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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E63E9539-8F80-4CF8-A58C-5781B10D951C
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(OCoLC)1050300221
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Accessory to War : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3911524
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1050300221
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393285437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
E63E9539-8F80-4CF8-A58C-5781B10D951C
System control number
(OCoLC)1050300221

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