Accessory to War : The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

Accessory to War : The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

Degrasse Tyson, Neil

Editorial Norton
Fecha de edición octubre 2019 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780393357462
592 páginas
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Resumen del libro

In this fascinating foray into the millennia-long relationship between science and military power, "the world's best science communicator" (Times Literary Supplement), astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and it's a two- way street", say the authors, because the 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.

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.

Biografía del autor

Neil deGrasse Tyson es uno de los mayores divulgadores científicos de la actualidad. Doctor en Astrofísica por la Universidad de Columbia en 1991, sustituyó al legendario presentador Carl Sagan en la versión del siglo XXI de la gran serie documental Cosmos, que se estrenó a escala mundial en National Geographic Channel, con el título Orígenes.




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