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  • Field Propulsion System for Space Travelby Takaaki Musha; Yoshinari Minami

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 25.00

    This e-book presents an overview of field propulsion systems for the use of space travel and interstellar travel. Such systems include warp drive and antigravity schemes, and rely on momentum transfer from the spacecraft to the external force field and from there to other masses in the cosmos in order to satisfy conservation of momentum. This cannot... more...

  • Making Starships and Stargatesby James F. Woodward

    Springer 2012; US$ 44.95

    To create the exotic materials and technologies needed to make stargates and warp drives is the holy grail of advanced propulsion. A less ambitious, but nonetheless revolutionary, goal is finding a way to accelerate a spaceship without having to lug along a gargantuan reservoir of fuel that you blow out a tailpipe. Tethers and solar sails are conventional... more...

  • Wings On My Sleeveby Captain Eric Brown

    Orion 2008; US$ 19.58

    Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany in 1939, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realizing he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve: and the rest is history. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying... more...

  • Threats, Risks and Sustainabilityby Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Charlotte Mathieu; Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

    Springer 2009; US$ 169.00

    Development is challenged by, at least until 2050, a strong population, more severe environmental strains, growing mobility, and dwindling energy resources. All these factors will lead to serious consequences for humankind. more...

  • Putting the 'I' in IHYby Barbara J. Thompson

    Springer 2009; US$ 239.00

    Presents the international aspects and achievements of the 'International Heliophysical Year (IHY) 2007'. This book shows how much astronomy contributes to the basis of knowledge society as today's concept for mastering the future. more...

  • Escaping the Bonds of Earthby Ben Evans

    Springer 2009; US$ 39.95

    To commemorate the momentous 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space on 12th April 2011, a series of five books -- to be published annually -- will explore this half century, decade by decade, to discover how humanity's knowledge of flying, working and living in space has changed. Each volume will focus not only upon... more...

  • Apollo 12: On the Ocean of Stormsby David Harland

    Springer 2011; US$ 44.95

    In July 1969 the 'amiable strangers' that made up the crew of the historic Apollo 11 flight successfully achieved the first manned lunar landing. Several months later, three close friends set off on an even more challenging mission. Free of the burden of making history, the Apollo 12 astronauts were determined to really enjoy their experience... more...

  • Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-State Failuresby Joseph Homer Saleh; Jean-Franç Castet; ois

    Wiley 2011; US$ 149.95

    The aerospace community has long recognized and repeatedly emphasizes the importance of reliability for space systems. Despite this, little has been published in book form on the topic. Spacecraft Reliability and Multi-state Failures addresses this gap in the literature, offering a unique focus on spacecraft reliability based on extensive statistical... more...

  • The Deltoid Pumpkin Seedby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 17.99

    This is the fascinating story of the dream of a completely new aircraft, a hybrid of the airplane and rigid airship - huge, wingless, moving slowly through the lower sky. Its early and secrect experimenta; development took twelve years' time and one and a half million dollars. McPhee chronicles the perhaps unfathomable perseverance of the aircraft's... more...

  • Rocketeersby Michael Belfiore

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    On June 21, 2004, SpaceShipOne , built by aircraft designer Burt Rutan, entered space and ushered in the commercial space age. Investment capital began to pour into the new commercial spaceflight industry. Richard Branson's VirginGalactic will begin ferrying space tourists out of the atmosphere in 2010. Las Vegas hotelier Robert Bigelow is developing... more...