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Aeronautics & Astronautics

  • Airlines of the Jet Ageby R.E.G. Davies

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 39.99

    Airlines of the Jet Age provides the first comprehensive history of the world's airlines from the early 1960s to the present day. It begins with an informative introductory chapter on the infancy of flight and the development of air-transport craft used during the First and Second World Wars, and then wings into the "first" Jet Age--the advent of... more...

  • Astrodynamics Network AstroNet-IIby Gerard Gůmez; Josep J. Masdemont

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 259.00

    These are the proceedings of the "AstroNet-II International Final Conference". This conference was one of the last milestones of the Marie-Curie Research Training Network on Astrodynamics "AstroNet-II", that has been funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. The aim of the conference, and thus†this book,†is to communicate... more...

  • Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsionby William J. Jr. Emrich

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 150.00

    Principles of Nuclear Rocket Propulsion provides an understanding of the physical principles underlying the design and operation of nuclear fission-based rocket engines. While there are numerous texts available describing rocket engine theory and nuclear reactor theory, this is the first book available describing the integration of the two subject... more...

  • Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics: Theory and Practiceby Pini Gurfil; P. Kenneth Seidelmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 149.00

    This volume is designed as an introductory text and reference book for graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of astronomy, astrodynamics, satellite systems, space sciences and astrophysics. The purpose of the book is to emphasize the similarities between celestial mechanics and astrodynamics, and to present recent advances... more...

  • The Ethics of Space Explorationby James S.J. Schwartz; Tony Milligan

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book aims to contribute significantly to the understanding of issues of value (including the ultimate value of space-related activities) which repeatedly emerge in interdisciplinary discussions on space and society. Although a recurring feature of discussions about space in the humanities, the treatment of value questions has tended to be patchy,... more...

  • The Amazing Unity of the Universeby Edward van den Heuvel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 34.99

    In the first chapters the author describes how our knowledge of the position of Earth in space and time has developed, thanks to the work of many generations of astronomers and physicists. He discusses how our position in the Galaxy was discovered, and how in 1929, Hubble uncovered the fact that the Universe is expanding, leading to the picture... more...

  • Sustainable Aviationby T. Hikmet Karakoc; M. Baris Ozerdem; M. Ziya Sogut; Can Ozgur Colpan; Onder Altuntas; Emin AÁikkalp

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This expansive reference on the use of clean energy technologies in the aviation industry focuses on tools and solutions for maximizing the energy efficiency of aircrafts, airports, and other auxiliary components of air transit. Key topics range from predicting impacts of avionics and control systems to energy/exergy performance analyses of flight... more...

  • Radial-velocity Searches for Planets Around Active Starsby RaphaŽlle D. Haywood

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This thesis develops new and powerful methods for identifying planetary signals in the presence of ?noise? generated by stellar activity, and explores the physical origin of stellar intrinsic variability, using unique observations of the Sun seen as a star. In particular, it establishes that the intrinsic stellar radial-velocity variations mainly arise... more...

  • Faith 7by Colin Burgess

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 34.99

    This book celebrates the final spaceflight in the Mercury series, flown by NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper, who led an adventurous life in the cockpit of airplanes and spacecraft alike, and on his Mercury mission he became the last American ever to rocket into space alone. He flew in the Mercury and Gemini programs and served as head of flight crew... more...

  • Cardiovascular System, Red Blood Cells, and Oxygen Transport in Microgravityby Hanns-Christian Gunga; Victoria Weller von Ahlefeld; Hans-Joachim Appell Coriolano; Andreas Werner; Uwe Hoffmann

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book comprehensively describes the physiological changes and consequences that occur in humans during spaceflight. It specifically presents the adaptations of the cardiovascular and the respiratory system. Specific changes occurring after 10, 20 or more days in space are depicted. Furthermore, the book explains various effective countermeasures... more...