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Dreams of Other Worlds: The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration

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Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it.

The journey begins with the Viking and Mars Exploration Rover missions to Mars, which paint a startling picture of a planet at the cusp of habitability. It then moves into the realm of the gas giants with the Voyager probes and Cassini's ongoing exploration of the moons of Saturn. The Stardust probe's dramatic round-trip encounter with a comet is brought vividly to life, as are the SOHO and Hipparcos missions to study the Sun and Milky Way. This stunningly illustrated book also explores how our view of the universe has been brought into sharp focus by NASA's great observatories--Spitzer, Chandra, and Hubble--and how the WMAP mission has provided rare glimpses of the dawn of creation.

Dreams of Other Worlds reveals how these unmanned exploratory missions have redefined what it means to be the temporary tenants of a small planet in a vast cosmos.


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iMovie HD and iDVD 5 for Mac OS X
iMovie HD and iDVD 5 for Mac OS X

Bestselling author Jeff Carlson is back with a fully updated revision of the  iMovie Visual QuickStart Guide. Completely overhauled for iMovie HD and iDVD 5, this book uses step-by-step instructions and loads of illustrations to get readers up to speed quickly in the process of making movies with iMovie and creating Hollywood-quality...

Learning ShiVa3D Game Development
Learning ShiVa3D Game Development

Get a grip on ShiVa3D mobile game development with this step-by-step, hands-on tutorial

Overview

  • Step-by-step hands-on introduction, perfect for those just getting started in mobile development
  • Use the StoneScript scripting language to handle object interactions and game events
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Why Teams Win: 9 Keys to Success In Business, Sport and Beyond
Why Teams Win: 9 Keys to Success In Business, Sport and Beyond

A top sports psychologist reveals the nine keys to winning, in sports or business Success in business is often based on the quality of the teams within the business. Even personal success is often based on a person's ability to work well with others. In Why Teams Win, top sports psychologist Saul Miller reveals the nine key factors that...


Windows 2000: Quick Fixes
Windows 2000: Quick Fixes
O'Reilly and Associates is known mainly for publishing excellent books about programming languages and operating systems, and for catering to propellerheads' endless appetite for minor details. In Windows 2000 Quick Fixes, O'Reilly proves that it can put out equally excellent books for less technical users of operating systems--people...
Break Into The Game Industry: How to Get A Job Making Video Games
Break Into The Game Industry: How to Get A Job Making Video Games
Find out from an industry veteran exactly what you need to do to become a game designer, tester, artist, producer, programmer, writer, soundtrack composer, videographer, or sales/marketing professional. You’ll get full-spectrum coverage of positions available within the game industry as well as details on how a game is created--from start to...
Quantum Walks and Search Algorithms (Quantum Science and Technology)
Quantum Walks and Search Algorithms (Quantum Science and Technology)

This book addresses an interesting area of quantum computation called quantum walks, which play an important role in building quantum algorithms, in particular search algorithms. Quantum walks are the quantum analogue of classical random walks.

It is known that quantum computers have great power for searching unsorted databases....

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