In Synchrony with the Heavens, Studies in Astronomical Timekeeping and Instrumentation in Medieval Islamic Civilization
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In Synchrony with the Heavens, Studies in Astronomical Timekeeping and Instrumentation in Medieval Islamic Civilization

This is the first investigation of one of the main interests of astronomy in Islamic civilization, namely, timekeeping by the sun and stars and the regulation of the astronomically-defined times of Muslim prayer. The study is based on over 500 medieval astronomical manuscripts first identified by the author, now preserved in libraries all over the world and originally from the entire Islamic world from the Maghrib to Central Asia and...

Metaphysical Experiments: Physics and the Invention of the Universe (Posthumanities)
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Metaphysical Experiments: Physics and the Invention of the Universe (Posthumanities)

"In this provocative and sharply written account, Bjørn Ekeberg makes a radical case for the social construction of physics and its truths, urging that the mathematical unification of physical phenomena is not only physics’ goal but also a deeply metaphysical requirement for its progress—progress put into doubt, not to say crisis, by the emergence of mathematical theories (such as multiverse or string theory) that seem ‘untestable in...

Severe Space Weather Eventsâ¬"Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts: A Workshop Report: Extended Summary
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Severe Space Weather Eventsâ¬"Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts: A Workshop Report: Extended Summary

The adverse effects of extreme space weather on modern technology--power grid outages, high-frequency communication blackouts, spacecraft anomalies--are well known and well documented, and the physical processes underlying space weather are also generally well understood. Less well documented and understood, however, are the potential economic and societal impacts of the disruption of critical technological systems by severe space we...

Space Technology: A Compendium for Space Engineering
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Space Technology: A Compendium for Space Engineering

This textbook is a compendium for further education of students and professionals in aerospace industry. It covers the fundamentals of aerospace and explains the details of technical implementations. These are organised in the border area of technical feasibility. The authors discuss constraints of space flight and key elements of rocket motors and power supply in more detail. The accessibility of the celestial bodies is tabulated an...

Principles of Space-Time-Matter: Cosmology, Particles and Waves in Five Dimensions
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Principles of Space-Time-Matter: Cosmology, Particles and Waves in Five Dimensions

This book is a summing up of the prospects for unification between relativity and particle physics based on the extension of Einstein's theory of General Relativity to five dimensions. This subject was first established by Paul Wesson in his previous best-seller, Space-Time-Matter, and discussed from a different perspective in Five-Dimensional Physics, both published by World Scientific in 1999 and 2006 respectively. This third book ...

Plasma Research at the Limit: From the International Space Station to Applications on Earth
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Plasma Research at the Limit

This book looks behind the scenes of how science and research is done on the first physical science laboratory in the International Space Station (ISS), the "Plasma Crystal" laboratory. As well as the background story about the ISS and the many scientific discoveries that were made, it focuses on the ups and downs on the route to a successful project, and on the people involved: the scientists, engineers, agency representatives, and ...

The History and Philosophy of Astrobiology: Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life and the Human Mind
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The History and Philosophy of Astrobiology

Human beings have wondered about the stars since the dawn of the species. Does life exist out there - intelligent life, even - or are we alone? The quest for life in the universe touches on fundamental hopes and fears. It touches on the essence of what it means to formulate a theory, grasp a concept, and have an imagination. This book traces the history of the science of this area and the development of new schools in philosophy. Its...

Astronomy (Quickstudy Reference Guides)
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Astronomy (Quickstudy Reference Guides)

A comprehensive guide to the known universe. Great reference for classes, including earth science and physical science as well as astronomy. Also great for those curious about the solar system and the universe beyond.

The Radio Planet by Ralph Milne Farley
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The Radio Planet by Ralph Milne Farley

When Myles Cabot, inventor of radio transmission of matter, returned to Venus he found himself alone on an unknown continent on that alien planet. To get back to his old headquarters and his loved ones presented some apparently impossible problems. He'd have to settle a war between the near-primitive natives and an unholy alliance of monsters, dinosaurs, and giant insects. He'd have to build an electronic device from raw rocks and un...