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1. A Decade of Extrasolar Planets around Normal Stars: Proceedings of the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium, held in Baltimore, Maryland May 2-5, ... Science Institute Symposium Series) | |
Hardcover: 196
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(2008-07-14)
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2. Sacred Space and Sacred Function in Ancient Thebes (The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) by Peter F. Dorman and Betsy M. Bryan | |
Paperback: 213
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(2007-03-14)
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3. Unsolved Problems in Stellar Evolution (Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series) | |
Hardcover: 318
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(2000-04-13)
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4. A Decade of Hubble Space Telescope Science (Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series) | |
Hardcover: 270
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(2003-08-11)
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5. Emerging Space Powers: The New Space Programs of Asia, the Middle East and South-America (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) by Brian Harvey, Henk H. F. Smid, Theo Pirard | |
Paperback: 732
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(2010-03-19)
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Editorial Review Product Description This work introduces the important emerging space powers of the world. Many of their space programs are little known, but they all play vital roles. Some have quite ambitious goals and are even challenging the leaders in the space community. Brian Harvey describes the origins of the Japanese space program, from rocket designs based on WW II German U-boats to tiny solid fuel 'pencil' rockets, which led to the launch of the first Japanese satellite in 1970. The next two chapters relate how Japan expanded its space program, developing small satellites into astronomical observatories and sending missions to the Moon, Mars, comet Halley, and asteroids. Japanese astronauts flew on the space shuttle and military satellites now spy on North Korea. Chapter 4 describes how India's Vikram Sarabhai developed a sounding rocket program in the 1960s. Modeling their own rocket on the American Scout launcher, India eventually put a satellite into orbit in 1980. The following chapter describes the expansion of the Indian space program. Chapter 6 relates how the Indian space program is looking ahead to the success of the moon probe Chandrayan, due to launch in 2008, and its first manned launching in 2014. Chapters 7, 8, and 9 demonstrate how, in Iran, communications and remote sensing drive space technology. The new Islamic Republic abandoned most of the Shah's space and nuclear plans. Iranian work on satellites and rocketry was started in the mid-1990's. Indigenous technology combined with foreign help should eventually lead to a thriving, independent Iranian space program. Chapter 10 outlines Brazil's road to space, begun in the mid-1960's with the launch of the Sonda sounding rockets. The following two chapters describe Brazil's satellites and space launch systems and plans for the future. Chapters 13 and 14 study Israel's space industry. Israel is developing spacecraft (with some European cooperation) and launchers (with South Africa and USA). In 1988, Israel became the ninth country in the world to successfully launch a satellite (Ofeq-1) with its own vehicle (Shavit). The next chapters look at the burgeoning space programs of North and South Korea. South Korea aims to become a major international player in both space systems and in manned ventures. Launch vehicles are being developed with Russian help while European partners are aiding with the production of advanced remote sensing satellites. The book ends by contrasting and comparing all the space programs and speculating how they may evolve in the future. An appendix lists all launches and launch attempts to date of the emerging space powers. Customer Reviews (2)
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6. Space Debris: Hazard Evaluation and Debris (Earth Space Institute Book Series) | |
Hardcover: 248
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(2001-11-29)
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7. Infinite Loop Spaces: Hermann Weyl Lectures, The Institute for Advanced Study. (AM-90) (Annals of Mathematics Studies) by John Frank Adams | |
Paperback: 230
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(1978-09-01)
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Rigorous, but very understandable The author does a great job in motivating the subject in chapter 1. Loop spaces are function spaces of maps from the unit interval to a space with a chosen basepoint, with the property that each map sends 0 and 1 to the base point. The mathematician Jean Pierre Serre introduced the path space in order to study loop spaces, resulting in the famous Serre fibering. The nth homotopy group of the loop space can be shown to be equivalent to the (n+1)-th homotopy group of the original space. The homology of loop spaces can be calculated for some types of spaces, such as wedges of spheres. Infinite loop spaces are essentially sequences of spaces such that the nth element of this sequence is equivalent to the loop space of the (n+1)-th element. This sequence is also known as an "Omega-spectrum" and has the infinite loop space as its zeroth term. The name "spectrum" comes from general considerations involving sequences of spaces where the nth term is equivalent to the loop space of the (n+1)-th term; equivalently, where the suspension of the nth term is equal to the (n+1)-th term. The author reviews how a generalized cohomology theory yields an Omega-spectrum, giving two examples involving Eilenberg-Maclane spaces and complex and real K-theory. One can also start with a spectrum and construct a generalized homology and cohomology theory. Spectra and cohomology theory are thus essentially equivalent. Chapter 2 is an overview of techniques needed to construct a category of spaces with enough structure so that the infinite loop space functor yields an equivalence from the category of spectra to the category of certain spaces. An example of the latter is given by the Stasheff A-infinity space, and its now ubiquitous property of having a product which is strictly associative. This property allows one to prove that a space is equivalent to a loop space if and only if the space is a Stasheff A-infinity space and that the zeroth homotopy of the space is a group. The Stasheff A-infinity spaces are also used to motivate the construction of 'operads'. The next chapter the author is concerned with the concept of a space being like another one without being equivalent to it. He discusses the use of 'localization' in homotopy theory, an idea that is analogous to the one in algebra. The use of localization in homotopy theory is due to D. Sullivan, and involves use of the notion of a space being 'A-local', where A is a subring of the rationals. Remembering that a Z-module is A-local if it has the structure of an A-module, a space is A-local if its homotopy groups are A-local. Examples of the use of localization in constructing certain spaces are given. The author also discusses the use of the 'plus construction' that allows the alteration of fundamental groups without affecting the cohomology groups. Then after the construction of the Quillen higher algebraic K-theory groups in this regard, the author describes the relation between a topological monoid and the loop space of the classifying space of this monoid. This involves the notion of 'group completion', which is essentially an isomorphism between the homology of the path components of the monoid and the homology of the loop space of the classifying space of the monoid, but in the (infinite) direct limit. Chapter 4 introduces the concept of a transfer map. A very elusive idea at first glance, the transfer map is motivated via the n-sheeted covering map of a space on another. The (singular) simplices of each then get matched up by the covering, and the transfer map between the spaces is then defined so that it is equal to the sum of the singular simplices of the covering space. It is in fact a chain map as shown by the author. The transfer maps are related to homotopy classes of the 'structure' maps of chapter 2, and the author gives a few examples of how they are used. Chapter 5 is a quick overview of the Adams conjecture, which is essentially an assertion that the image of KO(X) in KF(X) can be characterized explicitly. Detailed proofs are omitted but references are given for the interested reader. In chapter 6, the author restricts his attention to the K-theory of spectra. The treatment is concerned in large degree with the question of the existence of infinite loop map between infinite loop structures, and finding such a map, checking whether it is unique. This question is answered for particular types of spectra, via the Madsen, Snaith, and Tornehave theorem. Also, the Adams-Priddy theorem is proved, showing that one can construct on a space a unique infinite loop space structure. The reader gets more examples of the use of localization, in that some spaces can become equivalent as infinite loop spaces upon localization. The origin of K-theory in this chapter comes from the replacing of spectra that are not known by ones that are (namely the ones in classical K-theory). The author shows how the Madsen-Snaith-Tornehave theorem works in the context of both complex and real (periodic) K-theory. Detailed proofs are given for all of these results.
A charming and readable introduction to infinite loop spaces |
8. Urban Parks and Open Space by Alexander Garvin, Gayle Berens, Christopher B. Leinberger, Martin J. Rosen, Steven Fader, Peter Harnik, Terry Jill Lassar, David Mulvihill, Trust for Public Land (U. S.) | |
Paperback: 217
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(1997-12)
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9. Safe Passage: Astronaut Care for Exploration Missions by Committee on Creating a Vision for Space Medicine During Travel Beyond Earth Orbit, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine | |
Paperback: 291
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(2001-11-27)
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10. Space (Scribbles Institute Young Artist Basics) by Rob Court | |
Library Binding: 32
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(2002-08)
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11. East-Asian Archaeoastronomy: Historical Records of Astronomical Observations of China, Japan and Korea (Earth Space Institute Book Series) by Zhenoao Xu, W. Pankenier, Yaotiao Jiang | |
Hardcover: 440
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(2000-11-17)
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12. Space Manufacturing Facilities Four: Proceedings of the Princeton American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Conference on Space Manufacturi by Princeton | |
Hardcover: 455
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(1981-05-18)
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13. Space Radio Science (Earth Space Institute Book Series) by O.I. Yakovlev | |
Hardcover: 320
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(2002-04-25)
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14. Fourteenth School on Operators in Functional Spaces: Spectral Theory of Operators : Novgorod State Pedagogical Institute, 1989 (American Mathematical Society Translations Series 2) by School on Operators in Functional Spaces | |
Hardcover: 176
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(1992-03)
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15. Space law perspectives: Commentaries based on volumes 1-15 (1957-1972) of the Colloquia on the Law of Outer Space, sponsored by the International Institute ... the International Astronautical Federation | |
Unknown Binding: 302
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(1976)
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16. Extragalactic Background Radiation (Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series) | |
Hardcover: 307
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(1995-02-24)
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17. Astrophysical Jets (Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series) | |
Hardcover: 327
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(1994-01-28)
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18. Origins of International Space Law and the International Institute of Space Law of the International Astronautical Federation by Stephen E. Doyle | |
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(2002-12)
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19. Mosques in Norway: The creation and iconography of sacred space (The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture, Oslo = Instituttet for sammenlignende kulturforskning ; Serie B, Skrifter) by Saphinaz-Amal Naguib | |
Unknown Binding: 165
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(2001)
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20. The Extragalactic Distance Scale (Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series) | |
Hardcover: 337
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(1997-06-28)
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