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Accessory to war, the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang

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Accessory to war, the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 959-990)
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Accessory to war
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1079400471
Responsibility statement
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
Sub title
the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military
Summary
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions, " say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance. "The universe is both the ultimate frontier and the highest of high grounds, " they write. "Shared by both space scientists and space warriors, it's a laboratory for one and a battlefield for the other. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. But without the right technology -- which is more or less the same technology for both parties -- nobody can get to it, operate in it, scrutinize it, dominate it, or use it to their advantage and someone else's disadvantage." Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Tyson and Lang examine the intersection of science, technology, industry, and powerTyson and Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. Astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. The explorer wants to understand it; the soldier wants to dominate it. Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Tyson and Lang examine the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power. -- adapted from back cover
Table Of Contents
Situational awareness -- A time to kill -- Star power -- Sea power -- Arming the eye -- the ultimate high ground -- Unseen, undetected, unspoken -- Detection stories -- Making war, seeking peace -- Space power -- A time to heal
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