The First Men on the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 (Springer Praxis Books)

By David M. Harland

This ebook tells the tale of Apollo eleven and dispels the parable that NASA faked the moon landings. the tale is dropped at lifestyles via exploiting the flight plan, venture file, in-flight transcripts (including conversations one of the group within the spacecraft that weren't transmitted) and post-flight debriefing. It gains scans lately produced by way of NASA of the unique Hasselblad movie. the ultimate chapters talk about what used to be realized of the moon rocks, and experiences the follow-on missions. The author’s outstanding services and information of the Moon landings shines via and seamlessly unites the myriad info of the mission.

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The Eagle Has Landed: The Story of Apollo 11

By Jeffrey K. Smith

On July 20, 1969, as a world tv viewers of 500 million watched, Neil Armstrong turned the 1st guy to step foot at the Moon. approximately a half-century later, Armstrong's phrases nonetheless resonate: "That's one small step for guy, one significant bounce for mankind." The ancient house Race all started with the Soviet Union launching the world's first orbiting satellite tv for pc, Sputnik, on October four, 1957 and ended with the profitable Apollo eleven challenge. whereas the gap Race is usually remembered as a time of innovation and technological advances, robust, but frequently ignored forces, have been at play. Politics and funds have been one of the best catalysts of house exploration. whereas background was once being made and new heroes have been chanced on, the aerospace reaped huge, immense gains and political careers blossomed. "The Eagle Has Landed: the tale of Apollo 11" chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of America's quest to land at the Moon, starting with the tales of the visionaries who made made house explorating a fact. it's impressive tale of poltical gamesmanship, innovation, perserverence, and braveness.

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A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Tools for newbie astronomers who desire to transcend CCD imaging and step into ‘serious’ technological know-how. The textual content bargains options for accumulating, interpreting, and publishing info, and describes joint initiatives during which amateurs and scholars can participate. Readers discover ways to realize and keep away from universal blunders in amassing photometry information, with targeted examples for research. comprises studies of accessible software program, with display pictures and necessary tips.

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Flytrap (Metal Maiden Book 3)

By Piers Anthony

The steel Maiden sequence is a wildly various type of tale that tells how Elasa, a humanoid robotic who achieves awareness, finally saves the area from surpassing horror

Elasa the robot’s good friend Mona exchanges to the colony planet to occupy the physique of a lady 5 months pregnant. nevertheless, she will get greater than she bargained for, as she works with a precognitive lamb.

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Our Universe: The Thrill of Extragalactic Exploration

The Universe within which we are living is unimaginably giant and old, with numerous megastar platforms, galaxies, and outstanding phenomena equivalent to black holes, darkish topic, and gamma ray bursts. What phenomena stay mysteries, even to professional scientists? Our Universe is an engaging choice of essays via many of the world's most advantageous astrophysicists. a few are theorists, a few computational modelers, a few observers, yet all supply their insights into the main state of the art, tough, and curious points of astrophysics. Compiled, the essays describe greater than the newest innovations and findings. all of the ten individuals bargains a extra own point of view on their paintings, revealing what motivates them and the way their careers and lives were formed by way of their wish to comprehend our universe. S. Alan Stern is Director of the dep. of area experiences at Southwest examine Institute in Boulder, Colorado. he's a planetary scientist and astrophysicist with either observational and theoretical pursuits. Stern is an avid pilot and a imperative investigator in NASA's planetary learn application, and he used to be chosen to be a NASA area travel undertaking expert finalist. he's the writer of greater than a hundred papers and well known articles. His newest e-book is Pluto & Charon (Wiley, 1997). participants: Dr. John Huchra, Harvard college Dr. Esther Hu, collage of Hawaii, Honolulu Dr. John Mather, NASA Goddard house Flight heart Dr. Nick Gnedin, college of Colorado, Boulder Dr. Doug Richstone, college of Michigan, Ann Arbor Dr. Bohdan Paczynski, Princeton collage, NJ Dr. Megan Donahue, house Telescope technological know-how Institute, Baltimore, MD Dr. Jerry Ostriker, Princeton collage, New Jersey G. Bothun, college of Oregon, Eugene

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Firstborn (Time Odyssey)

By Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter

The Firstborn–the mysterious race of extraterrestrial beings who first turned identified to technology fiction enthusiasts because the developers of the long-lasting black monolith in 2001: an area Odysseyhave inhabited mythical grasp of technology fiction Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s writing for many years. With Time’s Eye and Sunstorm, the 1st books of their acclaimed Time Odyssey sequence, Clarke and his terrific co-author Stephen Baxter imagined a near-future during which the Firstborn search to prevent the improvement of human civilization by means of applying a expertise indistinguishable from magic.

Their first act was once the Discontinuity, during which Earth was once carved into sections from diversified eras of background, restitched right into a patchwork international, and renamed Mir. Mir’s population incorporated such notables as Alexander the good, Genghis Khan, and United countries peacekeeper Bisesa Dutt. For purposes unknown to her, Bisesa entered into conversation with an alien artifact of inscrutable objective and godlike power–a strength that finally back her to Earth. There, she performed an instrumental position in humanity’s race opposed to time to forestall a doomsday occasion: a tremendous sunlight hurricane brought on through the alien Firstborn designed to eliminate all lifestyles from the planet. That destiny used to be avoided at an unimaginable fee. Now, twenty-seven years later, the Firstborn are back.

This time, they're pulling no punches: they've got despatched a “quantum bomb.” rushing towards Earth, it's a equipment that human scientists can slightly understand, that can not be stopped or destroyed–and person who will obliterate Earth.

Bisesa’s determined quest for solutions sends her first to Mars after which to Mir, that is itself threatened with extinction. the tip turns out inevitable. yet as surprising new insights emerge into the character of the Firstborn and their chilling plans for mankind, an unforeseen best friend appears to be like from light-years away.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Universe

By Ian Ridpath

From cell phones and laptop pcs to washing machines and microwave ovens, the graphical consumer interface (GUI) is part of lifestyle. Interface Design strains those extraordinary advancements and provides demonstrated recommendations and useful suggestion for developing transparent, dynamic GUIs that mix performance with state of the art design.

Readers will locate an in-depth evaluate of a few of the photograph parts of an interface—including icons, galleries, colour palettes, and discussion packing containers. Then, they’ll discover a accomplished dialogue at the interfaces utilized by well known animation and 3D software program applications, and easy methods to layout interfaces that relief effective navigation with hyperlinks. ultimately, hundreds of thousands of brilliant, full-color examples of the easiest in interface layout provide a treasury of inventive idea.

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Of a Fire on the Moon

For plenty of, the moon touchdown used to be the defining occasion of the 20 th century. So it sort of feels in basic terms becoming that Norman Mailer—the literary provocateur who altered the panorama of yank nonfiction—wrote the main wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo eleven challenge. A vintage chronicle of America’s achieve for greatness in the middle of the chilly warfare, Of a fireplace at the Moon compiles the reportage Mailer released among 1969 and 1970 in Life magazine: gripping firsthand dispatches from inside of NASA’s clandestine operations in Houston and Cape Kennedy; technical insights into the significance in their awe-inspiring feat; and prescient meditations that position the development in human context as basically Mailer could.
 
Praise for Of a fireplace at the Moon
 
“The present of a genius . . . a twentieth-century American epic—a Moby Dick of space.”New York
 
“Mailer’s account of Apollo eleven stands as a beautiful photo of human strength and purposefulness. . . . it's an act of revelation—the purely verbal deed to be beneficial of the dream and the truth it celebrates.”Saturday Review
 
“A wild and staggering book.”The long island occasions ebook Review
 
“Still the main demanding and stimulating account of [the] undertaking to seem in print.”The Washington Post
 
Praise for Norman Mailer
 
“[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and bigger than the other author of his generation.”The ny Times
 
“A author of the best and such a lot reckless talent.”The New Yorker
 
“Mailer is fundamental, an American treasure.”The Washington Post
 
“A devastatingly alive and unique artistic mind.”Life
 
“Mailer is fierce, brave, and reckless and approximately every little thing he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”The long island overview of Books
 
“The biggest brain and mind's eye [in sleek] American literature . . . not like almost about each American author because Henry James, Mailer has controlled to develop and turn into richer in knowledge with every one new book.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Mailer is a grasp of his craft. His language consists of you thru the tale like a leaf on a stream.”The Cincinnati Post

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Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 2: Astronomical Techniques, Software, and Data

This is quantity 2 of Planets, Stars and Stellar platforms, a six-volume compendium of contemporary astronomical examine, overlaying topics of key curiosity to the most fields of latest astronomy. This quantity on “Astronomical thoughts, software program, and information” edited by means of Howard E. Bond provides available overview chapters on Astronomical Photometry, Astronomical Spectroscopy, Infrared Astronomy basics, Astronomical Polarimetry: Polarized perspectives of Stars and Planets, Sky Surveys,Techniques of Radio Astronomy,Radio and Optical Interferometry: uncomplicated gazing recommendations and information research, Absolute Calibration of Spectrophotometric regular Stars,Virtual Observatories, information Mining, and Astroinformatics, Statistical equipment for Astronomy, Numerical thoughts in Astrophysics .

All chapters of the instruction manual have been written through practising pros. They contain enough historical past 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 useful examine initiatives. within the spirit of the sequence Stars and Stellar platforms released via Chicago collage Press within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, each one bankruptcy of Planets, Stars and Stellar structures can stand by itself as a primary evaluation of its respective sub-discipline, and every quantity can be utilized as a textbook or advised reference paintings for complicated undergraduate or postgraduate classes. complicated scholars astronomers of their roles as either teachers and researchers will welcome Planets, Stars and Stellar structures as a finished and pedagogical reference paintings on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

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