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An exploration of the age-old complicity between skywatchers and warfighters, from the best-selling creator of Astrophysics for Individuals in a Hurry. On this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and navy energy, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang study how the strategies and instruments of astrophysics have been enlisted within the service of conflict. "The overlap is powerful, and the data flows in each instructions," say the authors, as a result of astrophysicists and navy planners care about most of the identical issues: multi-spectral detection, ranging, monitoring, imaging, excessive floor, nuclear fusion, and entry to house. Tyson and Lang name it a "curiously complicit" alliance. "The universe is each the last word frontier and the very best of excessive grounds," they write. "Shared by each house scientists and house warriors, its a laboratory for one and a battlefield for the opposite. The explorer desires to grasp it; the soldier desires to dominate it. However with out the proper expertisewhich is kind of the identical expertise for each eventsno person can get to it, function in it, scrutinize it, dominate it, or use it to their benefit and another persons drawback." Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accent to Struggle is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, expertise, business, and energy that can introduce Tysons thousands and thousands of followers to one more dimension of how the universe has formed our lives and our world.http://books.google.com/books/previewlib.js

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