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The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

Clayton C. Anderson - 2015 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Limited preview
What’s it like to travel at more than 850 MPH, riding in a supersonic T-38 twin turbojet engine airplane? What happens when the space station toilet breaks? How do astronauts “take out the trash” on a spacewalk, tightly encapsulated in a space ...
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Effective Python: 59 Specific Ways to Write Better Python

Brett Slatkin - 2015 - Computers - Limited preview
It's easy to start writing code with Python: that's why the language is so immensely popular. However, Python has unique strengths, charms, and expressivity that can be hard to grasp at first -- as well as hidden pitfalls that can easily trip you ...
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Rocket Manual - 1942 onwards: An insight into the development and technology ...

David Baker - 2015 - Science - No preview available
The Rocket Manual tells the story of rocket motors, how they were first developed, how they work, what they are used for and how they are operated. It also explains the origin and operating record of satellite launchers around the world. Rocket ...
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The Innovative Woman: Creative Ways to Reach Your Potential

Norma Carr-Ruffino - 2001 - Business & Economics - Snippet view
Publisher Fact Sheet Shows the way to breaking out of limiting boundaries & habit patterns, enjoying the risk of exploring new paths to achievement & success, & finding a niche in the New Economy.
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Nuclear Physics of Stars

Christian Iliadis - 2015 - Science - Limited preview
Most elements are synthesized, or "cooked", by thermonuclear reactions in stars. The newly formed elements are released into the interstellar medium during a star′s lifetime, and are subsequently incorporated into a new generation of stars, into ...
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The Making of Copernicus: Early Modern Transformations of a Scientist and ...

Wolfgang Neuber - 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
The volume articles examine exemplarily how some of the Copernicus myths came about and if they could hold their ground. They investigate methodological, institutional, textual and visual transformations of the Copernican doctrine and the topical ...
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The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

Susan Wise Bauer - 2015 - Science - No preview available
An anthology of top-selected science writings includes pieces by thinkers ranging from Hippocrates and Aristotle to Einstein and Schrödinger while sharing insights into how their achievements have changed the way people think about the world, the ...
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The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

Nick Lane - 2015 - Science - No preview available
To explain the mystery of how life evolved on Earth, Nick Lane explores the deep link between energy and genes.
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NASA Hubble Space Telescope - 1990 onwards (including all upgrades): An ...

David Baker - 2015 - Science - No preview available
The Hubble Space Telescope is an international venture primarily between the USA and Europe. More than any other space project, Hubble has encouraged an expanding interest in popular astronomy. With stunning views of the cosmos, it has inspired a ...
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Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams, and Images Craft Knowledge of Mars

Janet Vertesi - 2015 - Science - Limited preview
Seeing Like a Rover brings the Mars Exploration Rover mission to vivid life through the author's years of immersion with the team during routine operations on Mars. In the book, Janet Vertesi explores the social and technical achievements of ...
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