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How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon? (Science in the Real World)
How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon? (Science in the Real World)

The Moon is very far from Earth. Yet, scientists have been able to get satellites, shuttles, and other spacecraft into space and a few manned spacecraft to land on the Moon. "How Does a Spacecraft Reach the Moon?" reveals the science behind propulsion and the energy it takes to get large craft into space. Colorful photographs and...

How We See the Sky: A Naked-Eye Tour of Day and Night
How We See the Sky: A Naked-Eye Tour of Day and Night

Gazing up at the heavens from our backyards or a nearby field, most of us see an undifferentiated mess of stars—if, that is, we can see anything at all through the glow of light pollution. Today’s casual observer knows far less about the sky than did our ancestors, who depended on the sun and the moon to tell them the...

The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Virtual Reality
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Virtual Reality
The twentieth-century scientific and technological revolution that British physicist Stephen Hawking describes in the above quote has transformed virtually every aspect of human life at an unprecedented pace. Inventions unimaginable a century ago have not only become commonplace but are now considered necessities of daily...
Error Correction Coding: Mathematical Methods and Algorithms
Error Correction Coding: Mathematical Methods and Algorithms
An unparalleled learning tool and guide to error correction coding

Error correction coding techniques allow the detection and correction of errors occurring during the transmission of data in digital communication systems. These techniques are nearly universally employed in modern communication systems, and are thus an important component of...

Kalman Filtering: Theory and Practice Using MATLAB
Kalman Filtering: Theory and Practice Using MATLAB

From Reviews of the First Edition

"An authentic magnum opus worth much more than its weight in gold!"
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control

The proven textbook on Kalman filtering—now fully updated, revised, and expanded

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The Last Vampire
The Last Vampire

I am a vampire, and that is the truth. But the modern meaning of the word vampire, the stories that have been told about creatures such as I, are not precisely true. I do not turn to ash in the sun, nor do I cringe when I see a crucifix. I wear a tiny gold cross now around my neck, but only because I like it. I cannot command a pack of wolves...

Podcasting For Dummies
Podcasting For Dummies

Got something to say? It's easy with a podcast!

Subscribe to podcasts, put together your own, and build a fan base

Podcasting really is twenty-first century communication, and you can be a part of it! This book gives you the scoop on listening to, producing, and distributing podcasts, points you toward the best...

Starfinder
Starfinder

Combining a concise practical guide to astronomy with card decks, sky maps, and a flashlight, Starfinder explains how to navigate around the night sky, shows you what you can expect to see, and provides all the tools you need to see the constellations for yourself. It also includes a section on observing the Moon, planets, and other...

Earth Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science (Science Visual Resources)
Earth Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science (Science Visual Resources)

"Earth Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science" is one of eight volumes of "Facts On File's" new "Science Visual Resources" set. Containing six sections, a comprehensive glossary, a Web site guide, and an index, Biology is an ideal learning tool for students and teachers of science. Full-colour diagrams,...

Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems: Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration (Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering)
Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems: Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration (Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering)

In this second edition of Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems, the authors demonstrate the need to break free from the old established concepts of expendable rockets, using chemical propulsion, and to develop new breeds of launch vehicle capable of both launching payloads into orbit at a dramatically reduced cost and for sustained operations in...

Space Science
Space Science

This invaluable book provides an introduction to space science. It brings together the various space science disciplines in one volume, and will benefit a wide audience, particularly students starting their graduate studies. The text presents a unique outlook, which will encourage students to think in broad terms across the whole range of...

Chase's Calendar of Events 2009 (Book + CD-ROM): The Ulitmate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks, and Months
Chase's Calendar of Events 2009 (Book + CD-ROM): The Ulitmate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks, and Months

“The bible of special occasions.”--
Los Angeles Times

12,500 entries. 194 countries. 365 days.
Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe!

If you're looking to tie a promotional event into a historical milestone, schedule your next...

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