Plasma Research at the Limit: From the International Space Station to Applications on Earth
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Plasma Research at the Limit

This book looks behind the scenes of how science and research is done on the first physical science laboratory in the International Space Station (ISS), the "Plasma Crystal" laboratory. As well as the background story about the ISS and the many scientific discoveries that were made, it focuses on the ups and downs on the route to a successful project, and on the people involved: the scientists, engineers, agency representatives, and ...

The History and Philosophy of Astrobiology: Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life and the Human Mind
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The History and Philosophy of Astrobiology

Human beings have wondered about the stars since the dawn of the species. Does life exist out there - intelligent life, even - or are we alone? The quest for life in the universe touches on fundamental hopes and fears. It touches on the essence of what it means to formulate a theory, grasp a concept, and have an imagination. This book traces the history of the science of this area and the development of new schools in philosophy. Its...

Astronomy (Quickstudy Reference Guides)
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Astronomy (Quickstudy Reference Guides)

A comprehensive guide to the known universe. Great reference for classes, including earth science and physical science as well as astronomy. Also great for those curious about the solar system and the universe beyond.

The Radio Planet by Ralph Milne Farley
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The Radio Planet by Ralph Milne Farley

When Myles Cabot, inventor of radio transmission of matter, returned to Venus he found himself alone on an unknown continent on that alien planet. To get back to his old headquarters and his loved ones presented some apparently impossible problems. He'd have to settle a war between the near-primitive natives and an unholy alliance of monsters, dinosaurs, and giant insects. He'd have to build an electronic device from raw rocks and un...

A la poursuite des ondes gravitationnelles - 2e édition
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A la poursuite des ondes gravitationnelles - 2e édition

Nous sommes habitués à observer la lumière des étoiles pour comprendre l’Univers. Ce n’est pourtant pas la radiation la plus présente dans l’Univers mais c’est celle que nous avons d’abord identifiée car nos yeux sont des « détecteurs de lumière ». Or l’Univers est mu par la gravité, non par la lumière. C’est donc la radiation associée, appelée onde gravitationnelle, qui est de première importance pour comprendre le fonctionnement de...

Unified Field Mechanics: Natural Science Beyond the Veil of Spacetime
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Unified Field Mechanics: Natural Science Beyond the Veil of Spacetime

Unified Field Mechanics, the topic of the 9th international symposium honoring noted French mathematical physicist Jean-Pierre Vigier cannot be considered highly speculative as a myopic critic might surmise. The 8th Vigier Symposium proceedings "The Physics of Reality" should in fact be touted as a companion volume because of its dramatic theoretical Field Mechanics in additional dimensionality. Many still consider the Planck-scale z...

Science, Seti, and Mathematics
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Science, Seti, and Mathematics

Mathematics is as much a part of our humanity as music and art. And it is our mathematics that might be understandable, even familiar, to a distant race and might provide the basis for mutual communication. This book discusses, in a conversational way, the role of mathematics in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The author explores the science behind that search, its history, and the many questions associated with it, inc...

The Chemistry of Cosmic Dust
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The Chemistry of Cosmic Dust

It has been firmly established over the last quarter century that cosmic dust plays important roles in astrochemistry. The consequences of these roles affect the formation of planets, stars and even galaxies. Cosmic dust has been a controversial topic but there is now a considerable measure of agreement as to its nature and roles in astronomy, and its initiation of astrobiology. The subject has stimulated an enormous research effort,...