Accessory to war: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military download free [PDF and Ebook] by Neil Degrasse Tyson

Accessory to war: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military download free [PDF and Ebook] by Neil Degrasse Tyson year 2018
  • Book name: Accessory to war: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
  • Author: Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • Release date: 2018/6/8
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780393064445
  • Rating: 7.04 of 10
  • Votes: 124
  • Review by: Agustin Lawton
  • Review rating: 7.42 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/22
  • Total pages: 576
  • Includes a PDF summary of 57 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In this fascinating foray into the millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist and 'the world's best science communicator' (Times Literary Supplement) 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, scrutinise 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 39H40M47S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Space Science, Astrophysics, Warfare & Defence, Central Government Policies, International Relations, Military Engineering, Theory Of Warfare & Military Science, Popular Science
  • Available formats: PDF, JPG, TXT, RB, EPUB, DOC, WORD, OEB. Compressed in EML, ARJ, RAR, ZIP, LZMA
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 33.97 USD
  • Dimensions: 168x244x38mm
  • Weight: 960g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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