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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
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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10692286
Cataloging source
ZHS
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Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Dewey number
358/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1520
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
  • Military art and science
  • Astrophysics
Target audience
adult
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the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military
Label
Accessory to war : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-549) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 576 pages
Isbn
9780393064445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1049572472
  • (OCoLC)1049572472
Label
Accessory to war : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
Publication
Copyright
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
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 576 pages
Isbn
9780393064445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1049572472
  • (OCoLC)1049572472

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