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  • Mars Rover Curiosityby Rob Manning; William L. Simon

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 29.95

    The firsthand account of the trials and tribulations of engineering one of the most complex pieces of space technology, the Mars Rover Curiosity, by its chief engineer Rob Manning In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of our most fundamental questions: Does life exist... more...

  • Civil Aircraft Recognitionby Paul Eden

    Crowood 2012; US$ 8.74

    The perfect guide for spotters and enthusiasts interested in airliners, feederliners, executive jets, light aircraft and other commercial aeroplanes. Contains 3-view silhouettes, colour photographs, dimensions, technical specifications and a potted history of those aircraft most likely to be seen in the skies and at airports. Other helpful details... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loadsby Jan R. Wright; Jonathan E. Cooper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 134.50

    Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads, Second Edition is an updated new edition offering comprehensive coverage of the main principles of aircraft aeroelasticity and loads. For ease of reference, the book is divided into three parts and begins by reviewing the underlying disciplines of vibrations, aerodynamics, loads and control, and... more...

  • The Deltoid Pumpkin Seedby John McPhee

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • A Fire on the Moonby Norman Mailer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 18.68

    Mailer's superb account, written as it was happening, of the first attempt to land men on the moon 'Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.' A Fire on the Moon tells the scarcely credible story of the Apollo 11 mission. It is suffused with Mailer's obsession both with the astronauts themselves and with his own anxieties... more...

  • Spies and Shuttlesby James E. David

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 19.99

    In this real life spy saga, James E. David reveals the extensive and largely hidden interactions between NASA and U.S. defense and intelligence departments. The story begins with the establishment of NASA in 1958 and follows the agency through its growth, not only in scope but also in complexity. In Spies and Shuttles , David digs through newly... more...