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Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)

Animals in Space: From Research Rockets to the Space Shuttle (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) by Chris Dubbs
Springer; 2007 edition | December 22, 2006 | English | ISBN: 0387360530 | 406 pages | PDF | 15 MB

This book is as a detailed, but highly readable and balanced account of the history of animal space flights carried out by all nations, but principally the United States and the Soviet Union.
Physical Oceanography of the Dying Aral Sea (Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences)

Peter O. Zavialov, "Physical Oceanography of the Dying Aral Sea (Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences)"
Publisher: Springer | ISBN 10: 3540228918 | 2005 | PDF | 146 pages | 4.6 MB
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.
Deep Space Craft: An Overview of Interplanetary Flight (Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering) [Repost]

Deep Space Craft: An Overview of Interplanetary Flight (Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering) by Dave Doody
Springer; 2009 edition | May 20, 2009 | English | ISBN: 3540895094 | 440 pages | PDF | 11 MB

Deep Space Craft opens the door to interplanetary flight. It looks at this world from the vantage point of real operations on a specific mission, and follows a natural trail from the day-to-day working of this particular spacecraft, through the functioning of all spacecraft to the collaboration of the various disciplines to produce the results for which a spacecraft is designed.
Satellite Aerosol Remote Sensing Over Land (Springer Praxis Books / Environmental Sciences)

Satellite Aerosol Remote Sensing Over Land (Springer Praxis Books / Environmental Sciences) by Alexander A. Kokhanovsky
Springer; 2009 edition | May 4, 2009 | English | ISBN: 3540693963 | 388 pages | PDF | 8 MB

Aerosols have a significant influence on the Earth's radiation budget, but there is considerable uncertainty about the magnitude of their effect on the Earth's climate. Currently, satellite remote sensing is being increasingly utilized to improve our understanding of the effect of atmospheric aerosols on the climate system.
Cosmic Biology: How Life Could Evolve on Other Worlds (Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy) [Repost]

Cosmic Biology: How Life Could Evolve on Other Worlds (Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy) by Louis Neal Irwin
Praxis; 2011 edition | December 15, 2010 | English | ISBN: 1441916466 | 360 pages | PDF | 132 MB

In Cosmic Biology, Louis Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch guide readers through the range of planetary habitats found in our Solar System and those likely to be found throughout the universe.
Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard (Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences) by Edward Bryan [Repost]

Tsunami: The Underrated Hazard (Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences) by Edward Bryant
Springer; 2nd ed. 2008 edition | December 12, 2007 | English | ISBN: 3540742735 | 366 pages | PDF | 12 MB

Tsunamis are underrated as major hazards, mainly due to the misconceptions that they occur infrequently and happen along some distant shoreline. However, evidence for past great tsunami has recently been discovered along apparently aseismic and protected coastlines, such as those of Australia and Western Europe. This is a comprehensive and well illustrated textbook on all aspects of tsunami. It can be used by a student or layperson to gain encyclopedic knowledge about tsunami.
Cassini at Saturn: Huygens Results (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)

Cassini at Saturn: Huygens Results (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) by David M. Harland
Praxis; 2007 edition | February 1, 2007 | English | ISBN: 038726129X | 400 pages | PDF | 15 MB
Physical Oceanography of the Dying Aral Sea (Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences) (repost)

Physical Oceanography of the Dying Aral Sea (Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences)
Publisher: Springer | ISBN 10: 3540228918 | 2005 | PDF | 146 pages | 4.6 MB