Apollo s Legacy Book
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Apollo s Legacy

  • Author : Roger D. Launius
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588346520

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An all-encompassing look at the history and enduring impact of the Apollo space program In Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever altered American society. The Apollo missions marked the first time human beings left Earth's orbit and visited another world, and thus they loom large in our collective memory. Many have detailed the exciting events of the Apollo program, but Launius offers unique insight into its legacy as seen through multiple perspectives. He surveys a wide range of viewpoints and narratives, both positive and negative, surrounding the program. These include the argument that Apollo epitomizes American technological--and political--progress; technological and scientific advances garnered from the program; critiques from both sides of the political spectrum about the program's expenses; and even conspiracy theories and denials of the program's very existence. Throughout the book, Launius weaves in stories from important moments in Apollo's history to draw readers into his analysis. Apollo's Legacy is a must-read for space buffs interested in new angles on a beloved cultural moment and those seeking a historic perspective on the Apollo program.

Returning People to the Moon After Apollo Book

Returning People to the Moon After Apollo

  • Author : Pat Norris
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030149154

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July 2019 marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong took his famous first steps on the surface of the Moon. As people around the world celebrate the anniversary of this great American achievement, they might wonder why there have been no further human missions to the Moon since Apollo 17 in 1972. This book assesses the legacy of the Apollo missions based on several decades of space developments since the program’s end. The question of why we haven’t sent humans back to the Moon is explored through a multidisciplinary lens that weaves together technological and historical perspectives. The nine manned Apollo missions, including the six that landed on the Moon, are described here by an author who has 50 years of experience in the space industry and whose work spanned the Apollo 8–13 missions. The final section of the book provides a comprehensive assessment of today’s programs and current plans for sending humans to the Moon.

A Fearsome Heritage Book

A Fearsome Heritage

  • Author : Dr John Schofield
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315435831

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From massive nuclear test sites to the more subtle material realities of everyday life, the influence of the Cold War on modern culture has been profound and global. Fearsome Legacies unites innovative work on the interpretation and management of Cold War heritage from fields including archaeology, history, art and architecture, and cultural studies. Contributors understand material culture in its broadest sense, examining objects in outer space, domestic space, landscapes, and artistic spaces. They tackle interpretive challenges and controversies, including in museum exhibits, heritage sites, archaeological sites, and other historic and public venues. With over 150 color photos and illustrations, including a photographic essay, readers can feel the profound visual impact of this material culture.

Protection of Cultural Heritage Sites on the Moon Book

Protection of Cultural Heritage Sites on the Moon

  • Author : Annette Froehlich
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-04-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030384036

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This book provides an extensive overview of the protection of cultural heritages sites on the Moon (humanity’s lunar heritage) and the various threats they face. First of all, the international legal framework, especially the relevant space treaties are analyzed in terms of how they protect cultural heritages sites on the Moon. In turn, the book explores key aspects like the application of customary law, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, or the Underwater Convention, and the possibility of adding these sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The book subsequently addresses the question of how to define culture heritage sites or artifacts, in particular in view of the “Outstanding Universal Value” criterion, which is a vital aspect in order to differentiate them from space garbage or even space threats. Lastly, the book proposes and elaborates on various protection systems and multilateral protection regulations. Especially now, 50 years after the first human landing on the Moon, the book is a timely publication that will be of interest to all scholars and professionals working in the space field.

Children of the Universe Book

Children of the Universe

  • Author : Max Peck
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2011-11-28
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467885973

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Children of the Universe is a book unlike any other. The book covers everything from Jesus to what they may have discovered on the moon in 1969 and why we can never go back. From JFK to 2012 this book is without doubt destined to become a classic. The information contained within is bound to get people thinking and asking the sort of questions all of the secret Government agencies would rather not answer.

Congressional Record Book

Congressional Record

  • Author : United States. Congress
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 1468
  • ISBN 10 : MSU:31293011645524

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy Book

Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy

  • Author : Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-06-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 025311103X

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Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy is the first systematic attempt to interpret the Jewish philosophical tradition in light of feminist philosophy and to engage feminist philosophy from the perspective of Jewish philosophy. Written by Jewish women who are trained in philosophy, the 13 original essays presented here demonstrate that no analysis of Jewish philosophy (historical or constructive) can be adequate without attention to gender categories. The essays cover the entire Jewish philosophic tradition from Philo, through Maimonides, to Levinas, and they rethink the subdisciplines of Jewish philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political theory, and theology. This volume offers an invitation for a new conversation between feminist philosophy and Jewish philosophy as well as a novel contribution to contemporary Jewish philosophy. Contributors are Leora Batnitzky, Jean Axelrad Cahan, Idit Dobbs-Weinstein, Claire Elise Katz, Nancy Levene, Sandra B. Lubarsky, Sarah Pessin, Randi Rashkover, Heidi Miriam Ravven, T. M. Rudavsky, Suzanne Last Stone, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, and Laurie Zoloth.

Apollo  Augustus  and the Poets Book

Apollo Augustus and the Poets

  • Author : John F. Miller
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 0521516838

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A comprehensive treatment of the reflections by Augustan poets on Apollo as an imperial icon.

The Legacy of Apollo Book

The Legacy of Apollo

  • Author : Jamie Claire Fumo
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442641709

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'The wonderful breadth of Jamie Fumo's engaging examination of classical forms in the Middle Ages offers valuable new interpretations of Chaucer's work and rare -insight into medieval tropes of narrative authority.'-Suzanne Yeager, Department of English, Fordham University --

Mortal Thoughts Book

Mortal Thoughts

  • Author : Brian Cummings
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-22
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199677719

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Mortal Thoughts is a study of the question of human identity in the early modern period. It examines literature alongside emerging forms of life writing and life drawing and self-portraits and considers portrayals of mortality and the moment of death.

Space Resources Book

Space Resources

  • Author : John S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 0231064985

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Although deconstruction has become a popular catchword, as an intellectual movement it has never entirely caught on within the university. For some in the academy, deconstruction, and Jacques Derrida in particular, are responsible for the demise of accountability in the study of literature. Countering these facile dismissals of Derrida and deconstruction, Herman Rapaport explores the incoherence that has plagued critical theory since the 1960s and the resulting legitimacy crisis in the humanities. Against the backdrop of a rich, informed discussion of Derrida's writings--and how they have been misconstrued by critics and admirers alike--The Theory Mess investigates the vicissitudes of Anglo-American criticism over the past thirty years and proposes some possibilities for reform.

The Last Men to Walk on the Moon Book

The Last Men to Walk on the Moon

  • Author : Brinkley Howard
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Release Date : 2016-05-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621074861

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By Apollo 17, the space race was over and the fascination with the Apollo mission was not as great. Though the mission is not the most covered mission, it is one of the most important-what its experiments proved paved the way for space missions to come.

After Apollo Book

After Apollo

  • Author : Roger D. Launius
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2015-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0199731772

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This work is intended for the general reader interested in public affairs and popular culture as well as American history. It will also find an audience among the spaceflight community of scholars, engineers, scientists, and space aficionados.