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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
Statement of responsibility
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
Title variation
Unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military
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Language
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 millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and it's a two- way street," say the authors, because the 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. 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."--Provided by publisher
Summary
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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Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Dewey number
355.001/52301
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1523
LC item number
.T97 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lang, Avis
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True
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  • Astronautics, Military
  • Astrophysics
  • Military research
  • Military art and science
  • Science and state
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Science & Technology Policy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
  • SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics
  • SCIENCE / Space Science
  • Military art and science
  • Astronautics, Military
  • Astrophysics
  • Civil-military relations
  • Military art and science
Target audience
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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Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-549) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Situational awareness. A time to kill ; Star power ; Sea power ; Arming the eye -- The ultimate high ground. Unseen, undetected, unspoken ; Detection stories ; Making war, seeking peace ; Space power ; A time to heal
Control code
21645749
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 576 pages
Isbn
9780393064445
Lccn
2018019206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049572472
Label
Accessory to war : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-549) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Situational awareness. A time to kill ; Star power ; Sea power ; Arming the eye -- The ultimate high ground. Unseen, undetected, unspoken ; Detection stories ; Making war, seeking peace ; Space power ; A time to heal
Control code
21645749
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 576 pages
Isbn
9780393064445
Lccn
2018019206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049572472

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