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The Resource Accessory to war : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang

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

Label
Accessory to war : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military
Title
Accessory to war
Title remainder
the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military
Statement of responsibility
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Astrophysicist 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, scrutinize it, dominate it, or use it to their advantage and someone else's disadvantage." Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Tyson and Lang examine the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power
Cataloging source
ZHS
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Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Dewey number
  • 358/.8
  • 523.01
Index
index present
LC call number
UG1520
LC item number
.T97 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lang, Avis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronautics, Military
  • Military art and science
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysics
  • Civil-military relations
Label
Accessory to war : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-549) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1049572472
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 576 pages
Isbn
9780393064445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049572472
Label
Accessory to war : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-549) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1049572472
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 576 pages
Isbn
9780393064445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049572472

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