πŸ“’ Leaving Orbit by Margaret Lazarus Dean

Genre : History
Publisher : Graywolf Press
ISBN_10 : 9781555973414
Copyright Year : 2015-05-19
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Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to bear witness to the end of an era. With Dean as our guide to Florida's Space Coast and to the history of NASA, Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way, Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore?

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Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
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πŸ“’ The Science Orbit 05 by Shalini Samadhiya

Genre : Science
Publisher : New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd
ISBN_10 : 9789352722358
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The series provides a body of knowledge, methods, and techniques that characterize science and technology so that students use these efficiently. A conscious attempt has been meeting to help students experience science in varied and interesting ways while actively involving them in their own learning.

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Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781134881864
Copyright Year : 2013-05-13
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In this tribute to Selma Kramer, eminent child analyst and colleague and close friend of the late Margaret Mahler, senior analysts explore the continuing relevance of Mahler's separation-individuation theory to developmental and clinical issues. Editors Salman Akhtar and Henri Parens have grouped the original contributions to Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit into sections that reevaluate Mahler's theory. Section I is a timely reassessment of Mahler's working model from the standpoint of contemporary clinical and research findings. It includes comparisons of Mahler with Winnicott and Kohut, and commentaries on the status of separation-individuation theory in relation to psychosexual theory, early ego development, and observational infancy research. Section II addresses the contribution of separation-individuation theory to our understanding of pathogenesis. Neurosis, severe character pathology, psychosomatic phenomena, eating disorders, and sexual perversions are among the topics of specific chapters. The final section explores the role of separation-individuation theory in the treatment of analysands of different ages and with different kinds of psychopathology; it also considers separation-individuation theory with respect to specific aspects of the treatment process, including reconstruction, transference, and termination. A fresh reappraisal of a major perspective on early development, Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit is a fitting testimonial to Selma Kramer, who has played so important a role in elaborating Mahler's theory. Following from Kramer's own example, the contributors show how separation-individuation theory, in its ability to accomodate ongoing clinical and research findings, is subject to continuing growth and refinement. They not only advance our understanding of Mahler's working model, but pursue the implications of this model in new directions, underscoring the many areas of exploration that separation-individuation theory opens to us.

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πŸ“’ Hearings by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services

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ISBN_10 : UOM:39015035789075
Copyright Year : 1963
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Genre : Science
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9781471164064
Copyright Year : 2017-10-05
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'I could have done with a copy of Ad Astra in December 2015!' –Tim Peake β€˜A wonderful, wise and witty guide for space explorers everywhere.' – Richard Osman β€˜A must read both for intrepid space explorers and misty-eyed dreamers. Now, to space!’ – Hannah Fry β€˜Few people are more knowledgeable, celebratory and witty about space travel than Dallas Campbell.’ – Adam Rutherford Need some space? For almost all human history we’ve been firmly rooted to the Earth. And, sure, it's got some good things going for it: nice views, friendly inhabitants, good coffee. Air. But what if you want to get off? Whether you've got itchy feet and need a bit of a break, or you’re looking for a complete change of scene, this book has all the information you'll need to leave, with FREE expert advice from the men and woman who can actually make it happen. Do I need a passport? How do I know if I have the right stuff? Can I take my dog? What spacesuit do I need? Where am I going to go? What am I going to eat? As well as being a deeply impractical guide to getting off the planet, this is an eclectic and beautifully illustrated mix-tape of space travel stories – both real and imagined. From the migrating lunar geese that flew us to the moon in the 1600’s, to Elon Musk’s wild plan to get humans to Mars en masse in the future; from the history of early rocket science to the Soviet tortoises that secretly won the space race. A collection for anyone who has looked up in wonder at the stars... And then wondered how to get there. β€˜The next best thing to actually heading off into space.’ – Jim Al-Khalili β€˜Few people are more knowledgeable, celebratory and witty about space travel than Dallas Campbell.’ – Adam Rutherford β€˜If, like me, you dream of going into space, this is definitely the place to start the journey.’ – Dan Snow β€˜A must have volume for astronauts and armchair astronauts alike.’ – Helen Sharman OBE β€˜Funny, factual and beautiful.’ – Shaun Keavney β€˜Read it, make notes, and be ready when the day comes.’ – Helen Czerski

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Genre : Science
Publisher : CRC Press
ISBN_10 : 0849342279
Copyright Year : 1993-10-18
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Geoid and its Geophysical Interpretations explains how an accurate geoid can be constructed and used for a variety of applied and theoretical geophysical purposes. The book discusses existing techniques for geoid computation, recently developed mathematical and computational tools designed for applications, and various interpretations. Principles and results are well illustrated. This book will be an excellent reference for geodesists, geophysicists, geophysical prospectors, oceanographers, and researchers and students in geophysics and geodesy.

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Genre : Medical
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN_10 : 9781437736182
Copyright Year : 2011-04-17
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Atlas of Clinical and Surgical Orbital Anatomy, by Dr. Jonathan Dutton, demonstrates the complex area of orbital anatomy through unique illustrations and comprehensive coverage that goes from embryology to adult anatomy. This completely updated and revised new edition features a new chapter on the cavernous sinus, illustrations modified to reflect recent anatomic findings, and new sections covering clinical correlations. Clearly see the nuances of each anatomic system with layered illustrations that use multiple artworks to display relevant structures and highlight key intricacies. Visualize each system three-dimensionally through depictions from frontal, lateral, and superior angles. Apply a comprehensive approach to common orbital diseases using coverage of clinical correlations from embryology to adult anatomy. Master the anatomy-disease-surgery relationship thanks to new chapter sections on clinical correlations. Get a more complete understanding of orbital disease through a new chapter on the cavernous sinus and illustrations modified to reflect recent anatomic findings. Stay current on the newest research data with completely revised and updated chapters and references.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Booktango
ISBN_10 : 9781468945546
Copyright Year : 2014-03-25
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In the future, mankind has moved on. Earth has been used up and abandoned. Colony ships were sent out to the far reaches of space. The human race encountered new worlds and new beings. Inevitably they also brought war with them. In this time, mankind developed at different technological rates on many different worlds. Some worlds kept to the old ways and others strove to get back to the technological age. All the wars that ensued destroyed just as much technology as it created. Just as knowledge was lost as much as it was gained. A group of scientists saw the human race heading for destruction and acted to do something about it. They came to the conclusion that the human race was still only a child, and a child needs to be told what to do. The wars had built many armies. So the scientists offered their services to one of the larger armies and with their new technology, the army won out over all others. However, as with children, once they have tasted candy they always want more. The scientists were raised to positions of high power within the new military and before long they had taken control. But they only had control over the military and not the whole human race but they would stop at nothing to get it. Brad and his rag tag team are the only ones who can stop them.

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Lulu.com
ISBN_10 : 9781471705489
Copyright Year : 2012-05
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Director of The Terminator, Aliens and Titanic, James Cameron's latest movie, Avatar, is the most viewed cinema release of all time, yet to date receives little academic attention. Filling the gap, editor of www.DeepFocusFilm.com, Bryn V. Young-Roberts, researches Avatar's historical and cultural relevance with its first in-depth examination while simultaneously discussing the Cameron oeuvre. From the perspective of historical contextualisation and cultural analysis we decipher its socially significant subtext, encouraging a view that Avatar is not exclusively a generic entertainment spectacle. Providing foundations for future studies, we examine the film as metaphor for the Iraq War, advocator of the Internet as liberation tool, and political stance to the Bush administration. Fear of the industrial-military complex, and romantic ideals of Class are also analysed. Ultimately, the volume summarizes Avatar in relation to Cameron's other work and how it fits into our larger, contemporary society.

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