Accessory to War The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

Accessory to War  The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson,Avis Lang
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 039328543X
ISBN 13: 9780393285437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accessory to War The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military Book Review:

“Extraordinary.… A feast of history, an expert tour through thousands of years of war and conquest.” —Jennifer Carson, New York Times Book Review In this far-reaching foray into the millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-author Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. 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.

Accessory to War

Accessory to War
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 869
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781432863814
ISBN 13: 1432863819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accessory to War Book Review:

"Examine[s] how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war ... 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"--

Space Chronicles Facing the Ultimate Frontier

Space Chronicles  Facing the Ultimate Frontier
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-02-27
ISBN 10: 0393082911
ISBN 13: 9780393082913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Chronicles Facing the Ultimate Frontier Book Review:

“A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up.”—Air & Space America’s space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries’ space programs. With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson—one of our foremost thinkers on all things space—illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale. For America to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world. Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully readable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson’s recent commentary, including a must-read prologue on NASA and partisan politics. Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, Tyson gives us an urgent, clear-eyed, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future.

Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Death by Black Hole  And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-11-17
ISBN 10: 9780393113785
ISBN 13: 0393113787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries Book Review:

"[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity." —Entertainment Weekly Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 0393356515
ISBN 13: 9780393356519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry Book Review:

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #1 New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young readers. From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly—and with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too. This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers.

The Sky Is Not the Limit

The Sky Is Not the Limit
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2010-03-19
ISBN 10: 1616141204
ISBN 13: 9781616141202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sky Is Not the Limit Book Review:

From the author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a memoir about growing up and a young man's budding scientific curiosity. This is the absorbing story of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lifelong fascination with the night sky, a restless wonder that began some thirty years ago on the roof of his Bronx apartment building and eventually led him to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium. A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson’s memoir could well inspire other similarly curious youngsters to pursue their dreams. Like many athletic kids he played baseball, won medals in track and swimming, and was captain of his high school wrestling team. But at the same time he was setting up a telescope on winter nights, taking an advanced astronomy course at the Hayden Planetarium, and spending a summer vacation at an astronomy camp in the Mojave Desert. Eventually, his scientific curiosity prevailed, and he went on to graduate in physics from Harvard and to earn a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia. There followed postdoctoral research at Princeton. In 1996, he became the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where some twenty-five years earlier he had been awed by the spectacular vista in the sky theater. Tyson pays tribute to the key teachers and mentors who recognized his precocious interests and abilities, and helped him succeed. He intersperses personal reminiscences with thoughts on scientific literacy, careful science vs. media hype, the possibility that a meteor could someday hit the Earth, dealing with society’s racial stereotypes, what science can and cannot say about the existence of God, and many other interesting insights about science, society, and the nature of the universe. Now available in paperback with a new preface and other additions, this engaging memoir will enlighten and inspire an appreciation of astronomy and the wonders of our universe.

Letters from an Astrophysicist

Letters from an Astrophysicist
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 1324003324
ISBN 13: 9781324003328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from an Astrophysicist Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller A luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator. Tyson’s 2017 bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson’s most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson’s quest to explore our place in the cosmos.


Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson,Jeffrey Simons,Charles Liu
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 1426220502
ISBN 13: 9781426220500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

StarTalk Book Review:

This illustrated companion to the popular podcast and National Geographic Channel show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about our universe, space, astronomy and the complexities of the cosmos. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm that resonates with fans everywhere. This pioneering, provocative book brings together the best of StarTalk, his beloved podcast and television show devoted to solving the most confounding mysteries of Earth, space, and what it means to be human. Filled with brilliant sidebars, vivid photography, and unforgettable quotes from Tyson and his brilliant cohort of science and entertainment luminaries, StarTalk will help answer all of your most pressing questions about our world—from how the brain works to the physics of comic book superheroes. Fun, smart, and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the universe—and beyond.

Welcome to the Universe

Welcome to the Universe
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson,Michael Strauss,J. Richard Gott
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-09-12
ISBN 10: 1400883229
ISBN 13: 9781400883226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome to the Universe Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling tour of the cosmos from three of today's leading astrophysicists Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works. Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.

Routledge Handbook of War Law and Technology

Routledge Handbook of War  Law and Technology
Author: Taylor & Francis Group
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781032092478
ISBN 13: 1032092475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of War Law and Technology Book Review:

This volume provides an authoritative, cutting-edge resource on the characteristics of both technological and social change in warfare in the twenty-first century, and the challenges such change presents to international law. The character of contemporary warfare has recently undergone significant transformation in several important respects: the nature of the actors, the changing technological capabilities available to them, and the sites and spaces in which war is fought. These changes have augmented the phenomenon of non-obvious warfare, making understanding warfare one of the key challenges. Such developments have been accompanied by significant flux and uncertainty in the international legal sphere. This handbook brings together a unique blend of expertise, combining scholars and practitioners in science and technology, international law, strategy and policy, in order properly to understand and identify the chief characteristics and features of a range of innovative developments, means and processes in the context of obvious and non-obvious warfare. The handbook has six thematic sections: Law, war and technology Cyber warfare Autonomy, robotics and drones Synthetic biology New frontiers International perspectives. This interdisciplinary blend and the novel, rich and insightful contribution that it makes across various fields will make this volume a crucial research tool and guide for practitioners, scholars and students of war studies, security studies, technology and design, ethics, international relations and international law.


Author: Mark Buchanan
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002-04-23
ISBN 10: 0609504320
ISBN 13: 9780609504321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ubiquity Book Review:

Critically acclaimed science journalist, Mark Buchanan tells the fascinating story of the discovery that there is a natural structure of instability woven into the fabric of our world, which explains why catastrophes-- both natural and human-- happen. Scientists have recently discovered a new law of nature and its footprints are virtually everywhere-- in the spread of forest fires, mass extinctions, traffic jams, earthquakes, stock-market fluctuations, the rise and fall of nations, and even trends in fashion, music and art. Wherever we look, the world is modelled on a simple template: like a steep pile of sand, it is poised on the brink of instability, with avalanches-- in events, ideas or whatever-- following a universal pattern of change. This remarkable discovery heralds what Mark Buchanan calls the new science of 'ubiquity', a science whose secret lies in the stuff of the everyday world. Combining literary flair with scientific rigour, this enthralling book documents the coming revolution by telling the story of the researchers' exploration of the law, their ingenious work and unexpected insights. Buchanan reveals that we are witnessing the emergence of an extraordinarily powerful new field of science that will help us comprehend the bewildering and unruly rhythms that dominate our lives and may even lead to a true science of the dynamics of human culture and history.

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Anthony Doerr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 1501173219
ISBN 13: 9781501173219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Light We Cannot See Book Review:

A cloth bag containing 20 paperback copies of the title that may also include a folder with sign out sheets.

Black Holes Wormholes and Time Machines Second Edition

Black Holes  Wormholes and Time Machines  Second Edition
Author: Jim Al-Khalili
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1439885605
ISBN 13: 9781439885604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Holes Wormholes and Time Machines Second Edition Book Review:

Bringing the material up to date, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines, Second Edition captures the new ideas and discoveries made in physics since the publication of the best-selling first edition. While retaining the popular format and style of its predecessor, this edition explores the latest developments in high-energy astroparticle physics and Big Bang cosmology. The book continues to make the ideas and theories of modern physics easily understood by anyone, from researchers to students to general science enthusiasts. Taking you on a journey through space and time, author Jim Al-Khalili covers some of the most fascinating topics in physics today, including: Black holes Space warps The Big Bang Time travel Wormholes Parallel universes Professor Al-Khalili explains often complex scientific concepts in simple, nontechnical terms and imparts an appreciation of the cosmos, helping you see how time traveling may not be so far-fetched after all.

Accessory to War

Accessory to War
Author: Neil Degrasse Tyson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-10-25
ISBN 10: 9784562057009
ISBN 13: 4562057009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accessory to War Book Review:

Japanese edition of [Accessory to War] by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang. An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of [Astrophysics for People in a Hurry]. Vol 1 of 2.

Turning Oil Into Salt

Turning Oil Into Salt
Author: Gal Luft,Anne Korin
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781439248478
ISBN 13: 1439248478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turning Oil Into Salt Book Review:

In Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence Through Fuel Choice Gal Luft and Anne Korin redefine energy independence and chart a compelling out-of-the-box route for America to get there.


Author: David J. Eicher
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 052557431X
ISBN 13: 9780525574316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galaxies Book Review:

"Tour the most dazzling, fascinating, and unusual galaxies in the universe with the Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy as your personal guide, featuring jaw-dropping illustrations and full-color photography from the magazine's archives, much of it never before published"--

The Idea Factory

The Idea Factory
Author: Jon Gertner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 1101561084
ISBN 13: 9781101561089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Idea Factory Book Review:

The definitive history of America’s greatest incubator of innovation and the birthplace of some of the 20th century’s most influential technologies “Filled with colorful characters and inspiring lessons . . . The Idea Factory explores one of the most critical issues of our time: What causes innovation?” —Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review “Compelling . . . Gertner's book offers fascinating evidence for those seeking to understand how a society should best invest its research resources.” —The Wall Street Journal From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't been touched by Bell Labs. In The Idea Factory, Jon Gertner traces the origins of some of the twentieth century's most important inventions and delivers a riveting and heretofore untold chapter of American history. At its heart this is a story about the life and work of a small group of brilliant and eccentric men-Mervin Kelly, Bill Shockley, Claude Shannon, John Pierce, and Bill Baker-who spent their careers at Bell Labs. Today, when the drive to invent has become a mantra, Bell Labs offers us a way to enrich our understanding of the challenges and solutions to technological innovation. Here, after all, was where the foundational ideas on the management of innovation were born.

The Illustrated a Brief History of Time

The Illustrated a Brief History of Time
Author: Stephen Hawking
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 0553103741
ISBN 13: 9780553103748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Illustrated a Brief History of Time Book Review:

An illustrated, large-format edition of the best-seller has been expanded to encompass the remarkable advances that have occurred in science and technology over the past eight years, with a new chapter on Wormholes and Time Travel and more than 240 full-color, captioned illustrations. 100,000 first printing.

Summary of Neil deGrasse Tyson s Accessory to War by Swift Reads

Summary of Neil deGrasse Tyson   s Accessory to War by Swift Reads
Author: Swift Reads
Publsiher: Swift Reads
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2019-06-28
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Neil deGrasse Tyson s Accessory to War by Swift Reads Book Review:

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military (2018) by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang is a meditation on the history of space research and its interdependence on military research and warfare. The narrative contextualizes discoveries such as the compass and adaptive optics in order to evaluate the present global state of space diplomacy... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Summary of Accessory to War by Neil Degrasse Tyson

Summary of Accessory to War by Neil Degrasse Tyson
Author: Paul Adams / Bookhabits
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2019-01-09
ISBN 10: 9781364040291
ISBN 13: 1364040298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Accessory to War by Neil Degrasse Tyson Book Review:

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Conversation Starters Astrophysicists have not produced any weapons of war, but they study the things that military focus their energies on like access to space and nuclear fusion. History shows that knowledge between scientists and the military have flowed both ways. Astrophysicists are "curiously complicit" in their alliance with the war industry. In this highly engaging book, the authors discuss scientific space exploration during the ancient Greek times and move on to Galileo's time, and to today's GPS technology. They tackle a wide range of subjects including spy satellites, the Hubble Space Telescope, Apollo program, the Iran War, and more. Astrophysics is explained in relation to politics and war. A New York Times bestseller, Accessory to War is written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the author of the bestselling Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He and co-author Avis Lang are an astrophysicist and research associate, respectively, at the American Museum of Natural History. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.