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- Springer 2013; US$ 29.95
"Sky Alert! What Happens When Satellites Fail" explores for the first time what our modern world would be like if we were suddenly to lose most, if not all, of our space assets. The author demonstrates humankinds dependence on space satellites and show what might happen to various aspects of our economy, defense, and daily lives if... more...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 27.50
Since our early ancestors began to move out of Africa, humans have constantly expanded their range. Human civilization has evolved to the point at which we can consider tapping space resources and expanding beyond Earth?s atmosphere. This book presents a visionary concept for future development of space travel. It describes the enabling technology... more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 27.50
Much has been accomplished recently to make solar sail technology very close to becoming an engineering reality and it will soon be used by the world?s space agencies in the exploration of the solar system and beyond. This book provides an accessible introduction to solar sails. It details how they work and what they will be used for in the exploration... more...
- Springer New York 2010; US$ 27.50
In a compelling fashion marries the ideals and goals of environmentalists and space technology advocates Suggests unique solutions to the problems of global warming and environmental degradation Describes how the development of space can preserve our society and help it continue to grow Shows how a pristine, non-polluted environment can be created... more...
- Springer New York 2014; US$ 34.99
Provides information on the planning of space initiatives to help humankind deal with the large environmental issues of the day Presents new information on the topic of the resource crisis and asteroid mining Demonstrates that with rational planning, humans can tap the riches of the Solar System more...
- Springer New York 2014; US$ 39.99
The reality of sunlight-based sailing in space began in May 2010, and solar sail technology and science have continued to evolve rapidly through new space missions. Using the power of the Sun's light for regular travel propulsion will be the next major leap forward in our journey to other worlds. This book is the second edition of the fascinating explanation... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 29.95
SwitchPoints is the inspiring story of how Canadian National Railway (CN) advanced from good to great in a few short years?becoming North America's top-performing railroad and a favorite with of corporate customers and investors. In it, the authors reveal how company-wide culture change propelled this aging transportation giant to become the profitable... more...
- Springer Singapore 2014; US$ 54.99
This book addresses one of the most persistent issues confronting governments, educations systems and schools today: the attraction, preparation, and retention of early career teachers. It draws on the stories of sixty graduate teachers from Australia to identify the key barriers, interferences and obstacles to teacher resilience and what might be... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 54.99
This collection of enlightening and stimulating articles, written by some of the most important figures in school librarianship, demonstrates how teacher-librarians, classroom teachers, and administrators can work together to create a 21st century school library media program. With topics that emphasize student success, leadership, partnerships, curriculum... more...