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Dream Missions: Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities (Springer Praxis Books)

Dream Missions: Space Colonies, Nuclear Spacecraft and Other Possibilities (Springer Praxis Books) by Michel van Pelt
English | 7 Jun. 2017 | ISBN: 3319539396 | 268 Pages | PDF | 20.08 MB

This book takes the reader on a journey through the history of extremely ambitious, large and complex space missions that never happened. What were the dreams and expectations of the visionaries behind these plans, and why were they not successful in bringing their projects to reality thus far?
Women Spacefarers: Sixty Different Paths to Space (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

Women Spacefarers: Sixty Different Paths to Space (Springer Praxis Books) by Umberto Cavallaro
English | 8 Mar. 2017 | ISBN: 3319340476 | 436 Pages | PDF | 24.45 MB

This book tells the fascinating stories of the valiant women who broke down barriers to join the space program. Beginning with the orbital flight of USSR cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in 1963,
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 | 17.21 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,
The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

The Unforgotten Sisters: Female Astronomers and Scientists before Caroline Herschel (Springer Praxis Books) by Gabriella Bernardi
English | 21 Mar. 2016 | ISBN: 3319261258 | 208 Pages | PDF | 7.23 MB

Taking inspiration from Siv Cedering’s poem in the form of a fictional letter from Caroline Herschel that refers to “my long, lost sisters, forgotten in the books that record our science”, this book tells the lives of twenty-five female scientists, with specific attention to astronomers and mathematicians.
Spaceplane HERMES: Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

Spaceplane HERMES: Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight (Springer Praxis Books) by Luc van den Abeelen
English | 21 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 3319444700 | 612 Pages | PDF | 21.32 MB

This is the first comprehensive book on the European Hermes program. It tells the fascinating story of how Europe aimed for an independent manned spaceflight capability which was to complement US and Soviet/Russian space activities. In 1975, France decided to expand its plans for automated satellites for materials processing to include the development of a small 10 ton spaceplane to be launched on top of a future heavy-lifting Ariane rocket.
Sigma 7: The Six Mercury Orbits of Walter M. Schirra, Jr. (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

Sigma 7: The Six Mercury Orbits of Walter M. Schirra, Jr. (Springer Praxis Books) by Colin Burgess
English | 9 Jun. 2016 | ISBN: 3319279823 | 316 Pages | PDF | 44.84 MB

Colin Burgess offers a comprehensive yet personal look at the 1962 orbital mission of Wally Schirra aboard the spacecraft Sigma 7, the first book about this popular pioneering astronaut which explores his entire life and accomplishments. This continues the Pioneers in Early Spaceflight series, the volumes of which form an excellent record of Project Mercury's pioneering early phase of the Space Age.
The Electronics Revolution: Inventing the Future (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

The Electronics Revolution: Inventing the Future (Springer Praxis Books) by J. B. Williams
English | 7 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, and integrated circuits, through radio and television, to computers, mobile telephones and GPS.
Spaceplane HERMES: Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

Spaceplane HERMES: Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight (Springer Praxis Books) by Luc van den Abeelen
English | 21 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 3319444700 | 612 Pages | PDF | 21.32 MB

This is the first comprehensive book on the European Hermes program. It tells the fascinating story of how Europe aimed for an independent manned spaceflight capability which was to complement US and Soviet/Russian space activities.
The Electronics Revolution: Inventing the Future (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

The Electronics Revolution: Inventing the Future (Springer Praxis Books) by J. B. Williams
English | 7 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, and integrated circuits,
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 | 17.21 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.