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Seller: Top-Rated Seller the_nile (960,906) 98.3%, Location: Sydney, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132728502983 FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Accessory to War by Neil Degrasse Tyson, Avis Lang 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. FORMAT Hardcover LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description In this fascinating foray into the millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist and "the worlds 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, its 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 elses 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 Tysons millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world. Author Biography Neil 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 Historys Hayden Planetarium. For half a decade, she edited Tysons 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. Review "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 books key contribution is in documenting the various ways science has aided military endeavors over the millennia and making the sometimes-arcane source material accessible." -- Science "Accessory to War is thought-provoking and reflective..." -- Nature "Throughout history, wars tend to be won by nations that are at the forefront of science. Thus astronomers and physicists have, since ancient times, benefited from an uneasy alliance with the military. This enlightening book explores the history and current implications of this partnership between space science and national security." -- Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and professor of history, Tulane University Details ISBN0393064441 Year 2018 ISBN-10 0393064441 ISBN-13 9780393064445 Format Hardcover Author Avis Lang Language English Publisher Ww Norton & Co Imprint WW Norton & Co Subtitle The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military Place of Publication New York Country of Publication United States Affiliation Hayden Planetarium Pages 576 DEWEY 355.009 Publication Date 2018-09-11 Dimensions167mm x 242mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in Australia, delivery is free. SECURE PAYMENT Peace of mind by paying through PayPal and eBay Buyer Protection TheNile_Item_ID:118037863; Condition: Brand new, Format: Hardcover, Language: English, ISBN-13: 9780393064445

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