|Title:||The starflight handbook : a pioneer's guide to interstellar travel|
|Authors:||E. Mallove ; Gregory L. Matloff|
|Publisher:||Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 1989|
|Series:||Wiley science editions|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-471-61912-3|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
"The starflight handbook" is the first compendium on planet Earth of the many and varied approaches to starflight now on the drawing boards of some of our most talented scientists and engineers. In an easy, nontechnical style, the authors offer in depht-discussions of everything from nuclear pulse propulsion engines to interstellar navigation systems, while detailed technical and mathematical information is reserved for sidebars and special appendices. Interwoven through the text are historical perspectives as well as related social and cultural considerations about the necessity and feasability of starflight within the next quarter to half century.
Generous coverage is given to interstellar propulsion schemes of all kinds; spacetime problems in starflight; long-range, star to Earth communications; effects of the interstellar medium on people and machines; scientific payloads; interstellar arks and colonies; and techniques for spotting extrasolar planets. Throughout, the text is liberally sprinkled with elegant and enlightening illustrations depicting many of the indigenious and fantastic designs for starships and their hardware.
"The starflight handbook" belongs on the shelf of anyone who has ever given thought to mankind's destiny in space. Specialists and laymen, astronomers, and science fiction buffs alike will appreciate its wealth of detailed information and its graphic presentations.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status||Donated by||Digital Bookplate|
|009490||TL795.M26 1989||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|