Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Tyson and lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance. An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war.

The overlap is strong, nuclear fusion, tracking, and the knowledge flows in both directions, ranging, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, " say the authors, high ground, imaging, and access to space. The universe is both the ultimate frontier and the highest of high grounds, " they write.

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Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson’s millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.

The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it.

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Letters from an Astrophysicist

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - His succinct, passionate, opinionated, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator. Tyson’s 2017 bestseller astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, and of course, life, philosophy, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, Pluto.

Letters from an Astrophysicist #ad - New york times bestsellerA luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Astrophysicist neil degrasse tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers.

Tyson’s most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson’s quest to explore our place in the cosmos.

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Over a year on the new York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold. The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? how do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, the train, for the bus, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

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Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Bringing together more than forty of tyson's favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of america's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries #ad - Tyson tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity. Entertainment weeklyloyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm.

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Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour

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Princeton University Press #ad - The new york times bestselling tour of the cosmos from three of today's leading astrophysicistsWelcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Richard gott taught together at princeton, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, stars, this book covers it all—from planets, and time travel.

Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? why did pluto lose its planetary status? what are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works.

Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour #ad - Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide. Strauss, and J. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A.

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Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - From the first image of a galaxy birth to spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, and cosmology, astrophysics, ?Origins? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos.

. Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and goldsmith?” —michio kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel WorldsOur true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic.

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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Reflecting on topics that range from scientific literacy to space-travel missteps, clear-eyed, Tyson gives us an urgent, and ultimately inspiring vision for the future. As tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale.

After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up. Air & spaceamerica’s space program is at a turning point. For america to maintain its status as a global leader and a technological innovator, he explains, we must regain our enthusiasm and curiosity about what lies beyond our world.

Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier #ad - Provocative, humorous, and wonderfully readable, Space Chronicles represents the best of Tyson’s recent commentary, including a must-read prologue on NASA and partisan politics. No astronauts will be launched in an american craft, until the 2020s, from American soil, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries’ space programs.

With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, present, Neil deGrasse Tyson—one of our foremost thinkers on all things space—illuminates the past, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever.

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StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond

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National Geographic #ad - This pioneering, space, his beloved podcast and television show devoted to solving the most confounding mysteries of Earth, provocative book brings together the best of StarTalk, and what it means to be human. Filled with brilliant sidebars, and unforgettable quotes from Tyson and his brilliant cohort of science and entertainment luminaries, vivid photography, StarTalk will help answer all of your most pressing questions about our world—from how the brain works to the physics of comic book superheroes.

StarTalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond #ad - Fun, smart, and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the universe—and beyond. This illustrated companion to the popular podcast and National Geographic Channel show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about our universe, space, astronomy and the complexities of the cosmos.

For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm that resonates with fans everywhere.

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The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - He stood at the heart of the controversy over Pluto's demotion, and consequently Plutophiles have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third-graders. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos, award-winning author and director of the Rose Center, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, is on a quest to discover why.

With his inimitable wit, describes the oversized characters of the people who study them, Tyson delivers a minihistory of planets, and recounts how America's favorite planet was ousted from the cosmic hub. The new york times bestseller: "You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life.

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet #ad - Jon stewartwhen the rose center for earth and space at the american Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, "Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York. Immediately, professionals, the public, and press were choosing sides over Pluto's planethood.

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Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

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Norton Young Readers #ad - Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers. Neil degrasse tyson’s #1 new York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young readers. From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces.

. Astrophysics for young people in a hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly—and with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too. This adaptation by gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible.

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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

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Bantam #ad - Is a hopeful one. Cnn “brisk, lucid peeks into the future of science and of humanity. The wall street journal “hawking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to Earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space. Quartz “effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and—where it matters—witty.

The guardian “this beautiful little book is a fitting last twinkle from a new star in the firmament above. The telegraph. 1 new york times bestseller • the world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. Hawking’s parting gift to humanity.

Brief Answers to the Big Questions #ad - Now, the threat of nuclear war, as we face immense challenges on our planet—including climate change, and the development of artificial intelligence—he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live.

Will humanity survive? should we colonize space? does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues.

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