Description : SPIES IN THE SKY is the thrilling, little-known story of the partner organisation to the famous code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. It is the story of the daring reconnaissance pilots who took aerial photographs over Occupied Europe during the most dangerous days of the Second World War, and of the photo interpreters who invented a completely new science to analyse those pictures. They were inventive and ingenious; they pioneered the development of 3D photography and their work provided vital intelligence throughout the war. With a whole host of colourful characters at its heart, from the legendary pilot Adrian 'Warby' Warburton, who went missing while on a mission, to photo interpreters Glyn Daniel, later a famous television personality, and Winston Churchill's daughter, Sarah, SPIES IN THE SKY is compelling reading and the first full account of the story of aerial photography and the intelligence gleaned from it in nearly fifty years.
Description : Reviews the history of the military's use of satellites since the flight of Sputnik 1, discusses lesser-known nuclear powers such as the United Kingdom and France, and argues for nuclear non-proliferation.
Description : Søgeord: Militær Efterretningstjeneste; Militær Efterretningsvæsen; Luftovervågning; 1. Verdenskrig; 2. Verdenskrig; Ballonovervågning; Foxbat; EMC; U-2; AEW; ASW; Satelitter; Satelitovervågning; Luftspionage; Spy-planes; MiG-23; MiG-17; MiG-21; NATO; Radar; Air Reconnaissance; Aerial Reconnaissance; Lockheed; RNAS Coastal Airship; RNAS Drachen; SS Airship; Reconnaissance Flight; RFC; Zeppelin; Lysander; Luftfotografier; RAF; PRU; Spitfire; Mosquito; USAAF; Operation Corona; USAF; USN; RAAF; Boeing Stratofortress; Boing B-47; Sputnik; Cessna O-1 Bird Dog; Koreakrigen; Vietnamkrigen; YO-3A; OV-10A; SMASH; F-105D Thunderchief Fighter; RF-101 Voodoo; B-57G; RAF Phantom; Saab S 35E Draken; Hawker; Harkey; ApolloSpacecraft; AN/USD-501; FAN; FAC; IOIS; RA-5C Vigilante; RF-4C Phantom; ABRES; Nimrod; Harrier; Tiros Satelite; OV-10 Bronco; JC-130B Hercules; Victor B(SR)Mk 2; RPV; NASA; Adsid; EC-121R; AC-119; AC-130; B-52; ALQ-99; SR-71A; Blackbird; Peewits; SR-71C; HC-130N; IMEWS; SALT-agreements.
Description : Earth zips through space at thousands of miles an hour! So, why aren’t we lost in a distant galaxy? Become a sky spy and find out! In Super Science: Sky Spies, readers in grades 1-3 will discover the secrets of the moon and stars , including how we can see celestial patterns that repeat over time by carefully watching the night sky. This series presents standards-supporting concepts in relatable, often-humorous ways to engage young readers and provide teachers with fun informational texts to support science curriculums. Maximum information is delivered with minimal text to engage and support early readers.
Description : Thirteen stories deal with individuals confronted by fear, desire, racism, UFOs, and apocalyptic symbols in their private search for meaning
Description : SPIES IN THE PROMISED LAND takes a dramatic episode from the Bible (the Book of Numbers) and brings it to life in a vibrant way. Numbers is one of the most overlooked books of the Bible, yet it offers some of the most dramatic material, including the story of the 12 spies’ excursion into the land of Israel and the subsequent conflict that their disastrous report would bring upon the fledgling nation of Israel. As a result of their report, the nation of Israel would be banned from entering the land, and forced to wander the desert for another 40 years. The Biblical story also offers great warrior-heroes in the characters of Caleb (the protagonist), and Joshua, who were both spies on the expedition. SPIES IN THE PROMISED LAND is a moving, literary and powerful work of fiction which brings the Biblical book of Numbers to life for the first time. It is a must-read for both readers of the Bible and for the general audience that loved historical fiction like THE RED TENT.
Description : "Explores famous and infamous spies in history, including examples of female spies, child spies, family spy rings, and animal spies"--
Description : A richly detailed overview of espionage in fiction and film, and of the ways in which actual spy work has been reflected in-and affected by-popular depictions.
Description : The Children of the Sky continues the epic scifi adventure of Hugo award-winning A Fire Upon the Deep! “Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.” —David Brin Thousands of years in the future, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures, and technology, can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence. Ten years have passed on Tines World, and Ravna and the children have survived a war. While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them—and among the humans—who seek power...and no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization that has taken root since the humans landed. Tor books by Vernor Vinge Realtime/Bobble Series The Peace War Marooned in Realtime Other Novels The Witling Tatja Grimm's World Rainbows End Collections Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge True Names At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.