Accessory To War By Avis Lang, Neil Degrasse Tyson (Hardback)

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller mighty_ape (48,410) 99.7%, Location: Auckland, Ships to: AU, Item: 292777231993 Accessory To War By Avis Lang, Neil Degrasse Tyson (Hardback) In this fascinating foray into the millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist and "the world's best science communicator" (Times Literary Supplement) 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, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because 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. "The universe is both the ultimate frontier and the highest of high grounds", they write. "Shared by both space scientists and space warriors, it's a laboratory for one and a battlefield for the other. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. But without the right technology-which is more or less the same technology for both parties-nobody can get to it, operate in it, scrutinise it, dominate it or use it to their advantage and someone else's disadvantage. " 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. Author BiographyNeil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He lives in New York City. Avis Lang is a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium. For half a decade, she edited Tyson's Natural History magazine column, Universe, parts of which became the basis for his Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, and later edited his anthology Space Chronicles. She lives in New York City. - Accessory To War By Avis Lang, Neil Degrasse Tyson (Hardback) SHIPPING INFORMATION Delivery within Australia via Australia Post (2-6 day delivery). Please see “Postage and Payments” for the exact shipping fee of this product. RETURNS We stand 100% behind our products and service and fully refund or replace damaged or incorrectly supplied products. Please see our comprehensive Returns Policy for a detailed explanation of what’s covered. Feedback If you have any issues with our products (which is very rare, thankfully!) please contact us before leaving feedback - we wish for you to be 100% satisfied when shopping with us and we will do our best to resolve any concerns. ABOUT MIGHTY APE Mighty Ape has been in business for over 20 years and has established itself as Australia's largest Entertainment and Pop Culture store. Operating from a 10,000 sqm distribution centre with over 700,000 products in stock, we are able to offer quick delivery to our Australian customers and the best customer support. See what customers say about us via our reviews. Condition: Brand new, Brand: Avis Lang, MPN: 27753833

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