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Hubble's Legacy: Reflections by Those Who Dreamed It, Built It, and Observed ...

Roger D. Launius, David H. Devorkin - 2015 - Nature - No preview available
The development and operation of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have resulted in many rich legacies, most particularly in science and technology—but in culture as well. It is also the first telescope in space that has been utilized as ...
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Soviet Space Mythologies: Public Images, Private Memories, and the Making of ...

Slava Gerovitch - 2015 - Science - Limited preview
From the start, the Soviet human space program had an identity crisis. Were cosmonauts heroic pilots steering their craft through the dangers of space, or were they mere passengers riding safely aboard fully automated machines? Tensions between ...
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The Best American Infographics 2014

Gareth Cook - 2014 - Social Science - Limited preview
Year two of this fresh, timely, beautiful addition to the Best American series, introduced by Nate Silver The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media reveals patterns in our lives and worlds in fresh and surprising ...
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Steven Pinker - 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - Limited preview
“Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” — Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and ...
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Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space

Lynn Sherr - 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys’ club to a more inclusive elite ...
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The Scientific Exploration of Venus

Fredric W. Taylor - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
A leading Venus researcher explains in a friendly non-technical style what we know through our investigations of Earth's 'twin' planet.
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Michael Benson - 2014 - Science - No preview available
Collects illustrations and maps that visualize the vast expanse of the universe, chronicling three thousand years of human observation of the universe.
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Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisational Effectiveness

Patrick Lambe - 2014 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Taxonomies are often thought to play a niche role within content-oriented knowledge management projects. They are thought to be ‘nice to have’ but not essential. In this ground-breaking book, Patrick Lambe shows how they play an integral role in ...
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014

Deborah Blum, Tim Folger - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
“Undeniably exquisite . . . The essays in the collection [are] meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity.” — Maria Popova, Brain Pickings “A stimulating compendium ...
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