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Aeronautics & Astronautics

  • Space Shuttle 1981-2011by Sally Ride; Greg Freiherr; T.A. Heppenheimer; Air & Space Magazine

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 9.95

    Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts? own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the history... more...

  • Wing Theoryby Robert Thomas Jones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.00

    Originator of many of the theories used in modern wing design, Robert T. Jones surveys the aerodynamics of wings from the early theories of lift to modern theoretical developments. This work covers the behavior of wings at both low and high speeds, including the range from very low Reynolds numbers to the determination of minimum drag at supersonic... more...

  • Aircraft Dynamics and Automatic Controlby Duane T. McRuer; Dunstan Graham; Irving Ashkenas

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 129.50

    Aeronautical engineers concerned with the analysis of aircraft dynamics and the synthesis of aircraft flight control systems will find an indispensable tool in this analytical treatment of the subject. Approaching these two fields with the conviction that an understanding of either one can illuminate the other, the authors have summarized selected,... more...

  • Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensorsby Victor Giurgiutiu

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 170.00

    Structural Health Monitoring with Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensors, 2nd Edition provides an authoritative theoretical and experimental guide to this fast-paced, interdisciplinary area with exciting applications across a range of industries. The book begins with a detailed yet digestible consolidation of the fundamental theory relating to structural... more...

  • Low-Energy Lunar Trajectory Designby Jeffrey S. Parker; Rodney L. Anderson

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.00

    Surveys thousands of possible trajectories that may be used to transfer spacecraft between Earth and the moon, including transfers to lunar libration orbits, low lunar orbits, and the lunar surface Provides information about the methods, models, and tools used to design low-energy lunar transfers Includes discussion about the variations of these... more...

  • A Fire on the Moonby Norman Mailer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Searching for the Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitorby Robert Allan Mesler

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Nominated as an outstanding thesis by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of New Mexico, this thesis seeks to identify the gamma-ray burst (GRB) progenitor. GRBs are extragalactic explosions that briefly outshine entire galaxies, but the mechanism that can release that much energy over a < 100 second burst is still a mystery.... more...

  • Human Migration to Spaceby Elizabeth Lockard

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Human migration to space will be the most profound catalyst for evolution in the history of humankind, yet this has had little impact on determining our strategies for this next phase of exploration. Habitation in space will require extensive technological interfaces between humans and their alien surroundings and how they are deployed will critically... more...

  • No Requiem for the Space Ageby Matthew D. Tribbe

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    During the summer of 1969-the summer Americans first walked on the moon-musician and poet Patti Smith recalled strolling down the Coney Island Boardwalk to a refreshment stand, where "pictures of Jesus, President Kennedy, and the astronauts were taped to the wall behind the register." Such was the zeitgeist in the year of the moon. Yet this... more...

  • How Do You Go To The Bathroom In Space?by William R. Pogue; John Glenn

    Tom Doherty Associates 2014; US$ 13.99

    Have you ever wondered what it?s really like for an astronaut in outer space? From the exciting moments to the day-to-day details, from the serious to the humorous, you?ll find answers to every question you?ve ever had about living in space! What does it feel like to be weightless? Would a sneeze propel you backward? What happens to your body in... more...