Yearbook on Space Policy 2014

Yearbook on Space Policy 2014
Author: Cenan Al-Ekabi,Blandina Baranes,Peter Hulsroj,Arne Lahcen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-12-24
ISBN: 3709118999
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yearbook on Space Policy 2014 Book Excerpt:

The Yearbook on Space Policy, edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The first part of the Yearbook sets out a comprehensive overview of the economic, political, technological and institutional trends that have affected space activities. The second part of the Yearbook offers a more analytical perspective on the yearly ESPI theme and consists of external contributions written by professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. The third part of the Yearbook carries forward the character of the Yearbook as an archive of space activities. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Asteroseismology in the Kepler Era

Asteroseismology in the Kepler Era
Author: Andrzej S. Baran,Anthony Eugene Lynas-Gray,Karen Kinemuchi
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-13
ISBN: 2889714772
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asteroseismology in the Kepler Era Book Excerpt:

Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting The On Recent Developments In Theoretical And Experimental General Relativity Astrophysics And Relativistic Field Theories Proceedings Of The Mg14 Meeting On General Relativity In 4 Parts

Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting  The  On Recent Developments In Theoretical And Experimental General Relativity  Astrophysics  And Relativistic Field Theories   Proceedings Of The Mg14 Meeting On General Relativity  In 4 Parts
Author: Massimo Bianchi,Robert T Jantzen,Remo Ruffini
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 4784
Release: 2017-10-13
ISBN: 9813226617
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fourteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting The On Recent Developments In Theoretical And Experimental General Relativity Astrophysics And Relativistic Field Theories Proceedings Of The Mg14 Meeting On General Relativity In 4 Parts Book Excerpt:

The four volumes of the proceedings of MG14 give a broad view of all aspects of gravitational physics and astrophysics, from mathematical issues to recent observations and experiments. The scientific program of the meeting included 35 morning plenary talks over 6 days, 6 evening popular talks and 100 parallel sessions on 84 topics over 4 afternoons.Volume A contains plenary and review talks ranging from the mathematical foundations of classical and quantum gravitational theories including recent developments in string theory, to precision tests of general relativity including progress towards the detection of gravitational waves, and from supernova cosmology to relativistic astrophysics, including topics such as gamma ray bursts, black hole physics both in our galaxy and in active galactic nuclei in other galaxies, and neutron star, pulsar and white dwarf astrophysics.The remaining volumes include parallel sessions which touch on dark matter, neutrinos, X-ray sources, astrophysical black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, binary systems, radiative transfer, accretion disks, quasars, gamma ray bursts, supernovas, alternative gravitational theories, perturbations of collapsed objects, analog models, black hole thermodynamics, numerical relativity, gravitational lensing, large scale structure, observational cosmology, early universe models and cosmic microwave background anisotropies, inhomogeneous cosmology, inflation, global structure, singularities, chaos, Einstein-Maxwell systems, wormholes, exact solutions of Einstein's equations, gravitational waves, gravitational wave detectors and data analysis, precision gravitational measurements, quantum gravity and loop quantum gravity, quantum cosmology, strings and branes, self-gravitating systems, gamma ray astronomy, cosmic rays and the history of general relativity.

Gender and the Quest in British Science Fiction Television

Gender and the Quest in British Science Fiction Television
Author: Tom Powers
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN: 1476665524
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and the Quest in British Science Fiction Television Book Excerpt:

The subjects of this book constitute a significant cross section of BBC science fiction television. With such characters as the Doctor (an enigmatic time-traveling alien), Kerr Avon (a problematic rebel leader), Dave Lister (a slovenly last surviving human) and Captain Jack Harkness (a complex omnisexual immortal), these shows have both challenged and reinforced viewer expectations about the small-screen masculine hero. This book explores the construction of gendered heroic identity in the series from both production and fan perspectives. The paradoxical relationships between the producers, writers and fans of the four series are discussed. Fan fiction, criticism and videos are examined that both celebrate and criticize BBC science fiction heroes and villains.

Unlocking the Secrets of White Dwarf Stars

Unlocking the Secrets of White Dwarf Stars
Author: Hugh M. Van Horn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN: 331909369X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unlocking the Secrets of White Dwarf Stars Book Excerpt:

White dwarfs, each containing about as much mass as our Sun but packed into a volume about the size of Earth, are the endpoints of evolution for most stars. Thousands of these faint objects have now been discovered, though only a century ago only three were known. They are among the most common stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, and they have become important tools in understanding the universe. Yet a century ago only three white dwarfs were known. The existence of these stars completely baffled the scientists of the day, and solving the mysteries of these strange objects required revolutionary advances in science and technology, including the development of quantum physics, the construction and utilization of large telescopes, the invention of the digital computer, and the ability to make astronomical observations from space. This book tells the story of the growth in our understanding of white dwarf stars, set within the context of the relevant scientific and technological advances. Part popular science, part historical narrative, this book is authored by one of the astrophysicists who participated directly in uncovering some of the secrets of white dwarf stars.

The Backyard Astronomer s Field Guide

The Backyard Astronomer   s Field Guide
Author: David Dickinson
Publsiher: Page Street Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN: 1645670171
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Backyard Astronomer s Field Guide Book Excerpt:

Discover Beautiful Nebulas, Constellations, Deep Sky Objects and More with Your Telescope David Dickinson, co-author of The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos, has created the ultimate field guide for backyard astronomers. Whether you want to impress viewers at a star party, or learn what you can see with your new telescope, David shows you how to find the most impressive views the night sky has to offer. Broken down by month and by hemisphere to ensure you get the best possible view, David shows you how to find objects like spiral galaxies, stunning sights in the Milky Way and stars that bring the “wow factor” to astronomy. With 44 sky charts and David’s expertise, it’s like having a pro-astronomer out in the field with you.

The Formative Years of Relativity

The Formative Years of Relativity
Author: Hanoch Gutfreund,Jürgen Renn
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN: 0691174636
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Formative Years of Relativity Book Excerpt:

First published in 1922 and based on lectures delivered in May 1921, Albert Einstein’s The Meaning of Relativity offered an overview and explanation of the then new and controversial theory of relativity. The work would go on to become a monumental classic, printed in numerous editions and translations worldwide. Now, The Formative Years of Relativity introduces Einstein’s masterpiece to new audiences. This beautiful volume contains Einstein’s insightful text, accompanied by important historical materials and commentary looking at the origins and development of general relativity. Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn provide fresh, original perspectives, placing Einstein’s achievements into a broader context for all readers. In this book, Gutfreund and Renn tell the rich story behind the early reception, spread, and consequences of Einstein’s ideas during the formative years of general relativity in the late 1910s and 1920s. They show that relativity’s meaning changed radically throughout the nascent years of its development, and they describe in detail the transformation of Einstein’s work from the esoteric pursuit of one individual communicating with a handful of colleagues into the preoccupation of a growing community of physicists, astronomers, mathematicians, and philosophers. This handsome edition quotes extensively from Einstein’s correspondence and reproduces historical documents such as newspaper articles and letters. Inserts are featured in the main text giving concise explanations of basic concepts, and short biographical notes and photographs of some of Einstein’s contemporaries are included. The first-ever English translations of two of Einstein’s popular Princeton lectures are featured at the book’s end.

Infrared Astronomy Seeing the Heat

Infrared Astronomy     Seeing the Heat
Author: David L. Clements
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN: 148223727X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrared Astronomy Seeing the Heat Book Excerpt:

Uncover the Secrets of the Universe Hidden at Wavelengths beyond Our Optical Gaze William Herschel’s discovery of infrared light in 1800 led to the development of astronomy at wavelengths other than the optical. Infrared Astronomy – Seeing the Heat: from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory explores the work in astronomy that relies on observations in the infrared. Author David L. Clements, a distinguished academic and science fiction writer, delves into how the universe works, from the planets in our own Solar System to the universe as a whole. The book first presents the major telescopes in the world of observational infrared astronomy, explains how infrared light is detected through various kinds of telescopes, and describes practical problems that send infrared astronomers to the tops of mountains and their telescopes into orbit and beyond. Much of the book focuses on what infrared astronomers find in their observations. You’ll discover what infrared astronomy reveals about the planets, moons, and other bodies that constitute our Solar System; star formation and stellar evolution; the processes that shape galaxies; and dark energy and dark matter. Infrared astronomy has revolutionized our understanding of the universe and has become essential in studying cosmology. Accessible to amateur astronomers, this book presents an overview of the science and technology associated with infrared astronomy. With color figures, it shows you how infrared astronomy provides insights into the workings of the universe that are unavailable at other wavelengths.

More Thorny Problems

More Thorny Problems
Author: Helen Yemm
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN: 1471136701
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Thorny Problems Book Excerpt:

For more than a decade, Helen has been fielding letters from anxious readers, and this is a new compilation of the myriad queries she has received and answered over that time. Her weekly 'Thorny Problems' column is light-hearted but essentially practical, and it has earned her a devoted audience who love her no-nonsense approach. She delights in demystifying the gardening process, and has a pragmatic style that appeals to experienced gardeners as well as the uninitiated. With advice on everything from pruning clematis to dealing with unwanted garden visitors, in More Thorny ProblemsHelen takes you on a journey through the year and helps you negotiate your way through a whole range of gardening dilemmas.

The Murder of the Middle Class

The Murder of the Middle Class
Author: Wayne Allyn Root
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN: 1621572323
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murder of the Middle Class Book Excerpt:

The great American middle class is dying—and not from natural causes. The Murder of the Middle Class exposes the crime and indicts the conspirators, from the Obama administration to their willing accomplices in big business, big media, and big unions—naming names and pointing out their misdeeds. Bestselling author Wayne Allyn Root doesn't just prove the crime and profile the suspects, he provides bold solutions to save American capitalism, the middle class, the GOP . . . and YOU! This middle class warrior gives you the game plan and the weapons to fight back.

Role Playing Game Studies

Role Playing Game Studies
Author: Sebastian Deterding,José Zagal
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 1317268318
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Role Playing Game Studies Book Excerpt:

This handbook collects, for the first time, the state of research on role-playing games (RPGs) across disciplines, cultures, and media in a single, accessible volume. Collaboratively authored by more than 50 key scholars, it traces the history of RPGs, from wargaming precursors to tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons to the rise of live action role-play and contemporary computer RPG and massively multiplayer online RPG franchises, like Fallout and World of Warcraft. Individual chapters survey the perspectives, concepts, and findings on RPGs from key disciplines, like performance studies, sociology, psychology, education, economics, game design, literary studies, and more. Other chapters integrate insights from RPG studies around broadly significant topics, like transmedia worldbuilding, immersion, transgressive play, or player–character relations. Each chapter includes definitions of key terms and recommended readings to help fans, students, and scholars new to RPG studies find their way into this new interdisciplinary field.

Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Fantasy Films Book Excerpt:

Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Crime and Social Conflict

Environmental Crime and Social Conflict
Author: Avi Brisman,Nigel South,Rob White
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN: 1317142292
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Crime and Social Conflict Book Excerpt:

This impressive collection of original essays explores the relationship between social conflict and the environment - a topic that has received little attention within criminology. The chapters provide a systematic and comprehensive introduction and overview of conflict situations stemming from human exploitation of environments, as well as the impact of social conflicts on the wellbeing and health of specific species and ecosystems. Largely informed by green criminology perspectives, the chapters in the book are intended to stimulate new understandings of the relationships between humans and nature through critical evaluation of environmental destruction and degradation associated with social conflicts occurring around the world. With a goal of creating a typology of environment-social conflict relationships useful for green criminological research, this study is essential reading for scholars and academics in criminology, as well as those interested in crime, law and justice.

Jyotish

Jyotish
Author: Andrew Mason
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 085701160X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jyotish Book Excerpt:

An authoritative primer to Jyotish, or Vedic Astrology, this book draws on the author's extensive study of the tradition. Andrew Mason explains in detail the practical applications of Jyotish, introduces the planets, signs and houses, as well as the many rich and highly entertaining mythologies of the system with an explanation of how to interpret them. He also covers Vedic Astrology's sister science, Ayurveda, and describes how they interact to provide insight into celestial timing, sustained health and general wellbeing. With sample charts that show the applications throughout, the book provides a complete an accessible resource on Jyotish for students of Indian astrology and Ayurveda practitioners. It will also be of interest to anyone with a passion for astrology.

Index Medicus

Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theatre History Studies 2017

Theatre History Studies 2017
Author: Sara Freeman
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN: 0817371117
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre History Studies 2017 Book Excerpt:

Theatre History Studies is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC), a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice.

Pulsating Stars

Pulsating Stars
Author: Márcio Catelan,Horace A. Smith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-12-29
ISBN: 3527655212
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pulsating Stars Book Excerpt:

This book surveys our understanding of stars which change in brightness because they pulsate. Pulsating variable stars are keys to distance scales inside and beyond the Milky Way galaxy. They test our understanding not only of stellar pulsation theory but also of stellar structure and evolution theory. Moreover, pulsating stars are important probes of the formation and evolution of our own and neighboring galaxies. Our understanding of pulsating stars has greatly increased in recent years as large-scale surveys of pulsating stars in the Milky Way and other Local Group galaxies have provided a wealth of new observations and as space-based instruments have studied particular pulsating stars in unprecedented detail.

The Exoplanet Handbook

The Exoplanet Handbook
Author: Michael Perryman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 974
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN: 1108419771
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exoplanet Handbook Book Excerpt:

A complete and in-depth review of exoplanet research, covering the discovery methods, physics and theoretical background.

Ethnoprimatology

Ethnoprimatology
Author: Michel T. Waller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 3319304690
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnoprimatology Book Excerpt:

The list of challenges facing nonhuman primates in the 21st century is a long one. The expansion of palm oil plantations to feed a growing consumer class is eating away at ape and monkey habitats in Southeast Asia and Central Africa. Lemurs are hunted for food in the poorest parts of Madagascar while monkeys are used as medicine in Brazil. Traditional cultural beliefs are maintaining demand for animal body parts in West African markets while viral YouTube videos of “cute” and “cuddly” lorises have increased their market value as pets and endangered their populations. These and other issues are addressed in this book by leading researchers in the field of ethnoprimatology, the study of human/nonhuman primate interactions that combines traditional primatological methodologies with cultural anthropology in an effort to better understand the nuances of our economic, ritualistic, and ecologic relationships.