Space Warfare And Defense

Author: Bert Chapman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840061
Size: 71.75 MB
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This timely resource provides a history of the development of space weapons and warfare strategies and a comprehensive reference guide to the growing literature on the subject. * Over 375 alphabetically organized entries covering all aspects of military space initiatives, such as New World Vistas, the Air Force Counterspace Operations Doctrine, Project Corona, the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, space-based infrared systems, and much more * An exhaustive reference guide to current and historical literature on U.S., Russian, Chinese, and European military space policy and programs—an unprecedented resource for further study * A detailed chronology of key events in the military development of space, from Eisenhower's approval of the "U.S. Policy on Outer Space" to China's recent launch of a military photoreconnaissance satellite * A full glossary of terms and acronyms essential to the understanding of military space policies and technologies

Planet Google

Author: Randall Stross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416546960
Size: 27.55 MB
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Draws on interviews with Google's CEO and the heads of its newest businesses to trace the story of the company's ambitions and influence, covering such topics as its acquisition of YouTube and its role in reshaping business and culture.

Beyond Horizons

Author: David N. Spires
Publisher:
ISBN:
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"Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership is a study of the United States Air Force in space. Of all the military services, the Air Force has been preeminently involved for the past fifty years in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nations national security. Yet there has been no single-volume overview of the Air Force space story to serve as an introduction and guide for interested readers. This book tells the story of the origins and development of the United States Air Force's space program from its earliest beginnings in the post Second World War period to its emergence as a critical operational presence in the Persian Gulf War."--Publisher's webite.

A Telephone For The World

Author: Martin Collins
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421424835
Size: 53.82 MB
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The first book to tell the story of Iridium in this context, A Telephone for the World is a fascinating look at how people, nations, and corporations across the world grappled in different ways with the meaning of a new historical era.

Global Society The World Since 1900

Author: Pamela Crossley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111835373
Size: 66.51 MB
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GLOBAL SOCIETY: THE WORLD SINCE 1900 is a globally-oriented narrative in its chronology, geographical integration, and thematic priorities. By focusing on the themes of technology and environment, the Third Edition keeps itself grounded in the material forces affecting global life and includes dynamic pedagogical tools such as maps, tech boxes, and illustrations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Prophets Of War

Author: William D. Hartung
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568586507
Size: 22.88 MB
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Enthralling and explosive, Prophets of War is an exposé of America's largest military contractor, Lockheed Martin. When President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his famous warning about the dangers of the military industrial complex, he never would have dreamed that a company could accumulate the kind of power and influence now wielded by this behemoth company. As a full-service weapons maker, Lockheed Martin receives over 25 billion per year in Pentagon contracts. From aircraft and munitions, to the abysmal Star Wars missile defense program, to the spy satellites that the NSA has used to monitor Americans' phone calls without their knowledge, Lockheed Martin's reaches into all areas of US defense and American life. William Hartung's meticulously researched history follows the company's meteoric growth and explains how this arms industry giant has shaped US foreign policy for decades.

The World Is Flat 3 0

Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781429923071
Size: 42.53 MB
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This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.