Leaving Orbit

📒Leaving Orbit ✍ Margaret Lazarus Dean

✏Book Title : Leaving Orbit
✏Author : Margaret Lazarus Dean
✏Publisher : Graywolf Press
✏Release Date : 2015-05-19
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781555973414
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Leaving Orbit Book Summary : 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?

✏Book Title : Leaving Readers Behind
✏Author :
✏Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
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✏ISBN : 1610752325
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒The Science Orbit 05 ✍ Shalini Samadhiya

✏Book Title : The Science Orbit 05
✏Author : Shalini Samadhiya
✏Publisher : Saraswati House Pvt Ltd
✏Release Date :
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9789352722358
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Science Orbit 05 Book Summary : 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.

📒The Fall Of The Scientists ✍ Marty Anderson

✏Book Title : The Fall of the Scientists
✏Author : Marty Anderson
✏Publisher : Booktango
✏Release Date : 2014-03-25
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781468945546
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Fall of the Scientists Book Summary : 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.

✏Book Title : The Film Reader s Guide to James Cameron s Avatar
✏Author : Bryn V. Young-Roberts
✏Publisher : Lulu.com
✏Release Date : 2012-05
✏Pages : 84
✏ISBN : 9781471705489
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Film Reader s Guide to James Cameron s Avatar Book Summary : 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.

✏Book Title : Basic Science for the MRCS E Book
✏Author : Andrew T Raftery
✏Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
✏Release Date : 2012-04-25
✏Pages : 512
✏ISBN : 9780702051258
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Basic Science for the MRCS E Book Book Summary : This book is a concise revision guide to the core basic sciences – anatomy, physiology and pathology – which comprise the essential knowledge required by the trainee entering the specialty of surgery. It has been written in a style to facilitate easy learning of the essential facts, with indications of both their clinical relevance and importance. This book concentrates on those topics which tend to be recurring examination themes for initial surgical training. It will be an invaluable resource for the basic surgical trainee studying for the Intercollegiate MRCS examination, as well as proving useful for those in higher surgical training and for the surgically inclined, well-motivated student. The book covers in one volume all the essentials of the basic sciences – anatomy, physiology and pathology - to aid the candidate for the MRCS examination. In covering the applied basic science the books explains the application and clinical relevance of the three sciences The text is written in an appropriate ‘bullet-point’ style to allow easy reading and rapid exam preparation The contents concentrate on the recurring common themes of the examination, thus helping direct appropriate learning and focussing on the specific impoartnta areas of knowledge The book is illustrated with line drawings which are clearly annotated to aid learning. In this Second Edition, chapters have been updated and sections expanded to cover topics which are particularly relevant to examinations. The microbiology chapter has been rewritten, and the section on skin healing has also been extensively rewritten to include a section on burns, skin grafting and the anatomy of flaps. Each chapter has new OSCE scenario questions added to bring together the basic science and its clinical application in OSCE examinations.

📒Orbital Imaging E Book ✍ F. Allan Midyett

✏Book Title : Orbital Imaging E Book
✏Author : F. Allan Midyett
✏Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
✏Release Date : 2014-11-18
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9780323354271
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Orbital Imaging E Book Book Summary : Orbital Imaging, by Dr. F. Allan Midyett and Dr. Suresh K. Mukherji, covers the majority of orbital pathologic entities you’re likely to encounter in daily practice or during board examination. Radiologists and ophthalmologists alike will benefit from the concise focus on pertinent imaging modalities emphasizing CT and MR of the globe and orbit, presented with bulleted lists and fast facts for quick clinical correlation. This unique, compact reference is the one you’ll consistently reach for, whether you’re learning orbital imaging for the first time, in need of a quick review, studying for exams, or looking up cases in the reading room. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Easy to digest format promotes quick navigation to zero in on what is important: - Key Chapter Points give a "bird’s eye view" of a particular pathologic process - Classic Clues sum up pathologic processes and indicate when you can expect to see those findings - Content snapshots get to the point, including fast facts, epidemiology and pathology, data overviews on treatment and prognosis, and quick tips on the most frequently seen CT and MRI features. Differential Diagnosis sections tell you exactly which features to critically compare, that at first glance may look identical. Superb illustrations depict important and fascinating diagnostic dilemmas.

✏Book Title : The Plundering of NASA an Expos
✏Author : R.D. Boozer
✏Publisher : Lulu.com
✏Release Date : 2014-04-09
✏Pages : 204
✏ISBN : 9781300939061
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Plundering of NASA an Expos Book Summary : At last, here is a book peering behind the veil of Congressional politics which force NASA to do the bidding of regional interests that cripple the nation's capabilities in both exploring outer space and exploiting its enormous economic potential. Presenting the opinions of astronauts, prominent rocket scientists and space policy analysts while also revealing unpublicized studies conducted by NASA, industry and universities, The Plundering of NASA: An Expose combines into one book many of the facts the major media have either ignored or not discovered. Expert sources explain modern and economically practical solutions that can allow NASA to exceed its former Apollo glory within its current budget. In short, the book relates how honest misconceptions, greed, and an outdated faction within NASA itself cause our nation to get less for its space agency tax dollars than it could and should.

📒The Case For Mars ✍ Robert Zubrin

✏Book Title : The Case For Mars
✏Author : Robert Zubrin
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2012-12-11
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9781471109881
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Case For Mars Book Summary : Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream; the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, presented here with illustrations, photographs, and engaging anecdotes. The Case for Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions. It explains step-by-step how we can use present-day technology to send humans to Mars within ten years; actually produce fuel and oxygen on the planet's surface with Martian natural resources; how we can build bases and settlements; and how we can one day "terraform" Mars; a process that can alter the atmosphere of planets and pave the way for sustainable life.

✏Book Title : Fundamentals of Space Medicine
✏Author : Gilles Clément
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2007-08-09
✏Pages : 361
✏ISBN : 1402034342
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Fundamentals of Space Medicine Book Summary : This readable text presents findings from the life science experiments conducted during and after space missions. It provides an insight into the space medical community and the real challenges that face the flight surgeon and life science investigator.