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The Canadian Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

The Canadian Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station (Springer Praxis Books) by Andrew B. Godefroy
English | 12 May 2017 | ISBN: 3319401041 | 336 Pages | PDF | 24.19 MB

Canada’s space efforts from its origins towards the end of the Second World War through to its participation in the ISS today are revealed in full in this complete and carefully researched history.
The Pillars of Creation: Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

The Pillars of Creation: Giant Molecular Clouds, Star Formation, and Cosmic Recycling (Springer Praxis Books) by Martin Beech
English | 6 Jan. 2017 | ISBN: 3319487744 | 284 Pages | PDF | 15.81 MB

This book explores the mechanics of star formation, the process by which matter pulls together and creates new structures. Written for science enthusiasts, the author presents an accessible explanation of how stars are born from the interstellar medium and giant molecular clouds. Stars produce the chemicals that lead to life, and it is they that have enabled the conditions for planets to form and life to emerge.

The Electronics Revolution: Inventing the Future (Springer Praxis Books)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at June 16, 2017
The Electronics Revolution: Inventing the Future (Springer Praxis Books)

The Electronics Revolution: Inventing the Future (Springer Praxis Books) by J. B. Williams
English | 24 Jun. 2017 | ISBN: 3319490877 | 296 Pages | PDF | 5.53 MB

This book is about how electronics, computing, and telecommunications have profoundly changed our lives – the way we work, live, and play. It covers a myriad of topics from the invention of the fundamental devices,
To Mars and Beyond, Fast!: How Plasma Propulsion Will Revolutionize Space Exploration (Springer Praxis Books)

To Mars and Beyond, Fast!: How Plasma Propulsion Will Revolutionize Space Exploration (Springer Praxis Books) by Franklin Chang Díaz
English | 6 July 2017 | ISBN: 3319229176 | 220 Pages | PDF | 11.17 MB

As advanced in-space propulsion moves from science fiction to reality, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR® engine, is a leading contender for making 'Mars in a month' a possibility. A paradigm shift in space transportation, this book is an in-depth and compelling story co-written by its inventor.
The Space Shuttle Program: Technologies and Accomplishments (Springer Praxis Books)

The Space Shuttle Program: Technologies and Accomplishments (Springer Praxis Books) by Davide Sivolella
English | 3 July 2017 | ISBN: 3319549448 | 360 Pages | PDF | 19.4 MB

This book tells the story of the Space Shuttle in its many different roles as orbital launch platform, orbital workshop, and science and technology laboratory. It focuses on the technology designed and developed to support the missions of the Space Shuttle program. Each mission is examined, from both the technical and managerial viewpoints.
The Canadian Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

The Canadian Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station (Springer Praxis Books) by Andrew B. Godefroy
English | 12 May 2017 | ISBN: 3319401041 | 336 Pages | PDF | 24.19 MB

Canada’s space efforts from its origins towards the end of the Second World War through to its participation in the ISS today are revealed in full in this complete and carefully researched history.
Light Scattering Reviews, Volume 11: Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer (Springer Praxis Books)

Light Scattering Reviews, Volume 11: Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer (Springer Praxis Books) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
English | 23 May 2016 | ISBN: 3662495368 | 532 Pages | EPUB | 12.3 MB

This is the eleventh volume in the series Light Scattering Reviews, devoted to current knowledge of light scattering problems and both experimental and theoretical research techniques related to their solution. The focus of this volume is to describe modern advances in radiative transfer and light scattering optics.
The Canadian Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station (Springer Praxis Books)

The Canadian Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station (Springer Praxis Books) by Andrew B. Godefroy
English | 23 Jun. 2017 | ISBN: 3319401041 | 324 Pages | PDF | 24.19 MB

Canada’s space efforts from its origins towards the end of the Second World War through to its participation in the ISS today are revealed in full in this complete and carefully researched history.
Chernobyl: Catastrophe and Consequences (Springer Praxis Books / Environmental Sciences) (Repost)

Chernobyl: Catastrophe and Consequences (Springer Praxis Books / Environmental Sciences) by Jim Smith
English | 2005 | ISBN: 3540238662 | 338 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

As the debate about the environmental cost of nuclear power and the issue of nuclear safety continues, a comprehensive assessment of the Chernobyl accident, its long-term environmental consequences and solutions to the problems found, is timely.
Space Shuttle Columbia: Her Missions and Crews (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) by Ben Evans [Repost]

Space Shuttle Columbia: Her Missions and Crews (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) by Ben Evans
English | August 30, 2005 | ISBN: 0387215174 | 501 Pages | PDF | 8 MB

On February 1st 2003, one of the worst and most public disasters ever witnessed in the human space programme unfolded with horrifying suddenness in the skies above north central Texas. The Space Shuttle Columbia – the world’s first truly reusable manned spacecraft – was lost during her return to Earth, along with a crew of seven.