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Accessory to war [sound recording] : the unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military / by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang ; read by Courtney B. Vance, with a prologue read by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Tyson, Neil deGrasse, (author,, narrator.). Lang, Avis (author.). Vance, Courtney B., (narrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

In this fascinating foray into the millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and it's a two- way street," say the authors, because the astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi- spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance. Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson's millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.--from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker Haines Branch 523.01 .T994a 2018 (Text) 37814003200459 AUDIO - NEW Audiobook CD None 09/18/2018 Available -
Hood River County Library CD 358.8 TYS (Text) 33892100564575 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 10/18/2018 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library CD 358.8 TYS (Text) 33892006401971 AUDIO BOOKS Audiobook CD None 09/06/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984834003
  • Physical Description: 15 audio discs (18 hr., 39 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, [2018]

Content descriptions

Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Courtney B. Vance with a prologue read by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Summary, etc.:
In this fascinating foray into the millennia-long relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and it's a two- way street," say the authors, because the astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi- spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance. Spanning early celestial navigation to satellite-enabled warfare, Accessory to War is a richly researched and provocative examination of the intersection of science, technology, industry, and power that will introduce Tyson's millions of fans to yet another dimension of how the universe has shaped our lives and our world.--from back cover.
System Details Note:
CD audio.
Subject: Astrophysics > History.
Astrophysics > Technological innovations.
Military art and science > History.
Military art and science > Technological innovations.
Astronautics, Military > History.
Astronautics, Military > Technological innovations.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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