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Accessory to war : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson; Avis Lang
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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 millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil deGrasse Tyson; Avis Lang
ISBN: 9780393064445 0393064441
OCLC Number: 1049572472
Description: xiv, 576 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Situational awareness. A time to kill ; Star power ; Sea power ; Arming the eye --
The ultimate high ground. Unseen, undetected, unspoken ; Detection stories ; Making war, seeking peace ; Space power ; A time to heal.
Other Titles: Unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military
Responsibility: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang.

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An exploration of the age-old complicity between sky watchers and war fighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.  Read more...
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"In Accessory to War, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang give a sweeping panoramic overview of the enduring alliance between astrophysics and the military-from the Greeks to Galileo to GPS. The book's Read more...

 
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