Accessory to war the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military /

Tyson and Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. 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. The explorer wa...

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Main Author: Tyson, Neil deGrasse,
Other Authors: Lang, Avis,
Format: Large Print
Published: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
Physical Description: 993 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Edition: Large print edition.
Series: Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
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Summary: Tyson and Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. 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. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Tyson and Lang examine the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power. -- adapted from back cover
Published: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
Language: English
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 671-990).
ISBN: 9781432863814
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