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Accessory to war : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military / Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang.

Tyson, Neil deGrasse, (author.). Lang, Avis, (author.).

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Macon County Public Library 355.001 T (Text) 39493108566748 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0393357465
  • ISBN: 9780393064445
  • Physical Description: 576 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2019

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-549) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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 strong, and it's a two- way street," say the authors, because the astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance. 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." Provided by the publisher
Subject: Astronautics, Military > United States.
Astrophysics > United States.
Military research > United States.
Military art and science > History > Technological innovations.
Science and state > United States.

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