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📒Accessory To War The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics And The Military ✍ Neil deGrasse Tyson
✏Accessory to War The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military Book Summary : An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed 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, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson’s millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.
✏Summary of Neil deGrasse Tyson s Accessory to War by Swift Reads Book Summary : Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military (2018) by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang is a meditation on the history of space research and its interdependence on military research and warfare. The narrative contextualizes discoveries such as the compass and adaptive optics in order to evaluate the present global state of space diplomacy... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
✏Summary of Accessory to War The Unspoken Alliance Between Book Summary :
✏Summary of Neil DeGrasse Tyson s Accessory to War by Swift Reads Book Summary : Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military (2018) by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang is a meditation on the history of space research and its interdependence on military research and warfare. The narrative contextualizes discoveries such as the compass and adaptive optics in order to evaluate the present global state of space diplomacy...Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
📒Accessory To Murder ✍ Michael Kitterman
✏Accessory to Murder Book Summary : The United States of America found itself being the most powerful country in the world following World War II. Since that discovery the country has reacted by murdering more than twenty million innocent people in far less powerful countries. Today the killing continues as America is currently at war with seven countries. This book explains the mentality of a people who are okay with their country committing international war crimes in their rulers quest for global dominance, and takes a look at the responsibility that Americans may one day be forced to bear for such conduct.
📒The Chemical Weapons Convention ✍ Walter Krutzsch
✏The Chemical Weapons Convention Book Summary : This book provides an article-by-article commentary on the text of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and its Annexes, one of the cornerstone disarmament and arms control agreements. It requires the verified elimination of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction and their means of production by all its States Parties within established time lines, and that prohibits any activities to develop or otherwise acquire such weapons. Cross-cutting chapters alongside the detailed commentary, by those intimately involved in the development of the Convention, assess the history of the efforts to prohibit chemical weapons, the adoption of the Convention and the work of the Preparatory Commission, the entry into force of the Convention to the Second Review Conference, and the need for a new approach for the governance of chemical weapons. Written by those involved in its creation and implementation, this book critically reviews the practices adopted in implementing the Convention, as well as the challenges ahead, and provides legal commentary on, and guidance for, its future role. It assesses how to adapt its implementation to advances in science and technology, including the discovery of new chemicals and the development of biochemical 'non-lethal' compounds that influence behaviour. It addresses the legal framework within which the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) takes decisions, both with regard to the OPCW's own regulatory framework and regarding wider international norms, accepted principles, and practices. The Commentary draws conclusions on how the prohibitions against chemical weapons can be strengthened and the stature of the OPCW protected. It highlights the involvement of industry and academia in this prohibition, creating a symbiosis between effective governance and the legal framework of the Convention. This book is an authoritative, scholarly work for anyone interested in the Chemical Weapons Convention, in international disarmament and arms control law, and in the work of international organizations, and a practical guide for individuals and institutions involved in the Convention's day-to-day implementation.
📒Hearts And Minds ✍ Hannah Gurman
✏Hearts and Minds Book Summary : The first book of its kind, Hearts and Minds is a scathing response to the grand narrative of U.S. counterinsurgency, in which warfare is defined not by military might alone but by winning the "hearts and minds" of civilians. Dormant as a tactic since the days of the Vietnam War, in 2006 the U.S. Army drafted a new field manual heralding the resurrection of counterinsurgency as a primary military engagement strategy; counterinsurgency campaigns followed in Iraq and Afghanistan, despite the fact that counterinsurgency had utterly failed to account for the actual lived experiences of the people whose hearts and minds America had sought to win. Drawing on leading thinkers in the field and using key examples from Malaya, the Philippines, Vietnam, El Salvador, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Hearts and Minds brings a long-overdue focus on the many civilians caught up in these conflicts. Both urgent and timely, this important book challenges the idea of a neat divide between insurgents and the populations from which they emerge—and should be required reading for anyone engaged in the most important contemporary debates over U.S. military policy.
📒Images At War ✍ Serge Gruzinski
✏Images at War Book Summary : DIVExplores Mexico and its romance with the image as well as othe issues of Spanish colonialism./div
✏Hunter The Alex Morgan Interpol Spy Thriller Series Intrepid 2 Book Summary : The #1 Bestselling Spy Thriller from Action Master Chris Allen Serbian war criminals on trial have abducted the world-famous daughter of the Presiding Judge. The very fabric of international justice is set to unravel. There's only one thing for Alex Morgan to do – hunt the bastards down. 'The safety catch is off. Return that girl to her family and drag those bastards back to justice. Dead or alive. It makes no difference to me.' Alex Morgan – policeman, soldier and spy for Intrepid, the black-ops division of Interpol – is on the hunt for Serbian war criminals. But these guys were never going to let it be easy. An assassination attempt is made on the presiding judge of the international criminal tribunal. Days later, the judge's daughter, the famous and beautiful classical pianist Charlotte Rose, vanishes. The girl is not just a pretty face. She's the goddaughter of Intrepid's veteran commander, General Davenport. It's up to Morgan and the team to track the kidnappers and the missing woman before the very fabric of international justice is picked apart. Part James Bond and part Jason Bourne, Alex Morgan must walk the line between doing the right thing and getting the job done. This time, he's got permission to make it personal. HUNTER: Intrepid 2 is the newest in the Alex Morgan Interpol Thriller series taking readers by storm... Buy it now or read the sample today. REVIEWS "If you really like escapist novels, this one's for you." ABC 702 Radio "He is set to give the likes of Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum a run for their money." The Australian Army newspaper "High-paced, high-octane, high-entertainment fun." AustCrimeFiction blog "A tale of cold-blooded ruthlessness, treachery, courage, cowardice, avarice and lust for power." Imagineer blog "I have read both, and completely abandoned all housework duties until I had finished (yes, they are good!)" Coffee Talk with Erin blog Not yet obsessed with Alex Morgan and Intrepid? Check out #1 Bestseller DEFENDER: Intrepid 1 today.
📒Road To War ✍ Walter Millis
✏Road to War Book Summary :