Accent to War: The Unspoken Alliance Concerning Astrophysics and the Army

Accent to War: The Unspoken Alliance Concerning Astrophysics and the Army

New York Moments Bestseller

An exploration of the age-old complicity in between skywatchers and warfighters, from the greatest-offering writer of Astrophysics for Persons in a Hurry.

In this interesting foray into the centuries-old partnership in between science and armed service electric power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang analyze how the techniques and instruments of astrophysics have been enlisted in the support of war. “The overlap is strong, and the understanding flows in both of those directions,” say the authors, simply because astrophysicists and armed service planners care about quite a few of the exact issues: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, large ground, nuclear fusion, and obtain to house. Tyson and Lang contact it a “curiously complicit” alliance. “The universe is both of those the final frontier and the optimum of large grounds,” they produce. “Shared by both of those house scientists and house warriors, it’s a laboratory for a person and a battlefield for the other. The explorer wishes to fully grasp it the soldier wishes to dominate it. But with no the correct technology―which is additional or considerably less the exact technology for both of those parties―nobody can get to it, run in it, scrutinize it, dominate it, or use it to their advantage and someone else’s disadvantage.”

Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accent to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, field, and electric power that will introduce Tyson’s thousands and thousands of fans to still an additional dimension of how the universe has formed our life and our planet.

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