Yearbook on Space Policy 2009 2010

Filename: yearbook-on-space-policy-2009-2010.pdf
ISBN: 9783709109427
Release Date: 2011-12-30
Number of pages: 358
Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Yearbook on Space Policy 2009 2010 in PDF and EPUB The Yearbook on Space Policy is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.


Yearbook on Space Policy 2008 2009

Filename: yearbook-on-space-policy-2008-2009.pdf
ISBN: 3709103185
Release Date: 2011-02-02
Number of pages: 364
Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Yearbook on Space Policy 2008 2009 in PDF and EPUB The Yearbook on Space Policy aims to be the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.


Yearbook on Space Policy 2007 2008

Filename: yearbook-on-space-policy-2007-2008.pdf
ISBN: 9783211990919
Release Date: 2010-07-19
Number of pages: 312
Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Yearbook on Space Policy 2007 2008 in PDF and EPUB At the time of ?nalising this second volume of the ?Yearbook on Space Policy? which covers the period mid-2007 to mid-2008, Europe is as visible and strong in the area of space activities as never before. Its space probes are present on the Moon, around Mars, and on Saturn?s Moon Titan, and are chasing asteroids and comets; Ariane V is the most successful commercial launch vehicle; and more and more European space applications satellites are in operation. Finally, with the successful launch of the Columbus Orbital Facility (COF) – the most prominent highlight of this period which is also depicted on the cover of this Yearbook – and the ?rst Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), Europe has become a decisive player in human space?ight. This is accompanied by new policy initiatives on the ministerial level which have been bringing the European Space Agency and the European Union steadily closer. Europe?s outstanding development and positioning in the space ?eld is based not only on Europe?s successful engineering and scienti?c capabilities and capacities, but also on the forceful political determination of all European actors to maintain and even further their engagement in the use of outer space. And it is this political determination which provides the focus for this ?Yearbook on Space Policy?. The Yearbook describes and analyses the contexts and contents of space policy. Its primary ?eld of investigation is Europe, but it also covers the whole range of global space activities and their in?uence on European endeavours.


Yearbook on Space Policy 2011 2012

Filename: yearbook-on-space-policy-2011-2012.pdf
ISBN: 9783709116494
Release Date: 2014-02-08
Number of pages: 298
Author: Cenan Al-Ekabi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Yearbook on Space Policy 2011 2012 in PDF and EPUB The Yearbook on Space Policy is the reference publication analyzing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.


Yearbook on Space Policy 2010 2011

Filename: yearbook-on-space-policy-2010-2011.pdf
ISBN: 9783709113639
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Number of pages: 322
Author: Peter Hulsroj
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Yearbook on Space Policy 2010 2011 in PDF and EPUB The Yearbook on Space Policy is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.


Handbook of Space Security

Filename: handbook-of-space-security.pdf
ISBN: 146142030X
Release Date: 2015-01-14
Number of pages: 1036
Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Handbook of Space Security in PDF and EPUB Space Security involves the use of space (in particular communication, navigation, earth observation, and electronic intelligence satellites) for military and security purposes on earth and also the maintenance of space (in particular the earth orbits) as safe and secure areas for conducting peaceful activities. The two aspects can be summarized as "space for security on earth" and “the safeguarding of space for peaceful endeavors.” The Handbook will provide a sophisticated, cutting-edge resource on the space security policy portfolio and the associated assets, assisting fellow members of the global space community and other interested policy-making and academic audiences in keeping abreast of the current and future directions of this vital dimension of international space policy. The debate on coordinated space security measures, including relevant 'Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures,' remains at a relatively early stage of development. The book offers a comprehensive description of the various components of space security and how these challenges are being addressed today. It will also provide a number of recommendations concerning how best to advance this space policy area, given the often competing objectives of the world's major space-faring nations. The critical role to be played by the United States and Europe as an intermediary and "middle diplomat" in promoting sustainable norms of behavior for space will likewise be highlighted. In providing a global and coherent analytical approach to space security today, the Handbook focuses on four areas that together define the entire space security area: policies, technologies, applications, and programs. This structure will assure the overall view of the subject from its political to its technical aspects. Internationally recognized experts in each of the above fields contribute, with their analytical synthesis assured by the section editors.


Astronautics

Filename: astronautics.pdf
ISBN: 9783527410651
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Number of pages: 596
Author: Ulrich Walter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Occupational Ergonomics

Filename: occupational-ergonomics.pdf
ISBN: 0412586509
Release Date: 1997-05-31
Number of pages: 464
Author: Fariborz Tayyari
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Occupational Ergonomics in PDF and EPUB This book is intended to be used as a textbook on senior/graduate level courses in human factors engineering and ergonomics. It will provide students with a background in physiological, biomechanical and anthropometric bases of ergonomics, and then focus on the applications of ergonomic principles in designing work systems for efficient human-machine interfaces.


Books in Print 2009 2010

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ISBN: 0835250199
Release Date: 2009
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Semiotic Landscapes

Filename: semiotic-landscapes.pdf
ISBN: 9781847061829
Release Date: 2010-06-10
Number of pages: 298
Author: Adam Jaworski
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Semiotic Landscapes in PDF and EPUB Landscapes generate meaning and impact on three major areas of scholarly interest: language and visual discourse, spatial practices and global capitalism.


Public Policy in International Economic Law

Filename: public-policy-in-international-economic-law.pdf
ISBN: 9780191026485
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Number of pages: 432
Author: Diane Desierto
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online Public Policy in International Economic Law in PDF and EPUB States reject inequality when they choose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States' international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR, particularly in the context of States' decisions within international trade, finance, and investment. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional functional mandates in the international trade, finance, and investment systems, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to feasibly translate their fundamental duties to respect, protect, and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights into their trade, finance, and investment commitments, agreements, and contracts. It approaches the problem of harmonizing social protection objectives under the ICESCR with a State's international economic treaty obligations, from the designing and interpreting international treaty texts, up to the institutional monitoring and empirical analysis of ICESCR compliance. In examining public policy options, the book takes into account around five decades of States' implementation of social protection commitments under the ICESCR; its normative evolution through the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee's expanded fact-finding and adjudicative competences under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; as well as the critical, dialectical, and deliberative roles of diverse functional interpretive communities within international trade, finance, and investment law. Ultimately, the book shoes how States' ICESCR commitments operate as the normative foundation of their trade, finance, and investment decisions.


The Eerie Silence

Filename: the-eerie-silence.pdf
ISBN: 9780547488493
Release Date: 2010-04-13
Number of pages: 256
Author: Paul Davies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Eerie Silence in PDF and EPUB One of the world’s leading scientists explains why—and how—the search for intelligent life beyond Earth should be expanded. Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake first pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). After a half-century of scanning the skies, however, astronomers have little to report but an eerie silence—eerie because many scientists are convinced that the universe is teeming with life. Physicist and astrobiologist Paul Davies has been closely involved with SETI for three decades and chairs the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup, charged with deciding what to do if we’re suddenly confronted with evidence of alien intelligence. He believes the search so far has fallen into an anthropocentric trap—assuming that an alien species will look, think, and behave much like us. In this provocative book Davies refocuses the search, challenging existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us, and how we should respond if it does.


The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Filename: the-forest-of-hands-and-teeth.pdf
ISBN: 0375891978
Release Date: 2009-03-10
Number of pages: 320
Author: Carrie Ryan
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Download and read online The Forest of Hands and Teeth in PDF and EPUB In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. Now, she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death? [STAR] "A bleak but gripping story...Poignant and powerful."-Publishers Weekly, Starred "A postapocalyptic romance of the first order, elegantly written from title to last line."-Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series and Leviathan "Intelligent, dark, and bewitching, The Forest of Hands and Teeth transitions effortlessly between horror and beauty. Mary's world is one that readers will not soon forget."-Cassandra Clare, bestselling author of City of Bones "Opening The Forest of Hands and Teeth is like cracking Pandora's box: a blur of darkness and a precious bit of hope pour out. This is a beautifully crafted, page-turning, powerful novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it."-Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange "Dark and sexy and scary. Only one of the Unconsecrated could put this book down."-Justine Larbalestier, author of How to Ditch Your Fairy From the Hardcover edition.


Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

Filename: yearbook-of-muslims-in-europe.pdf
ISBN: 9789004175051
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 562
Author: Jørgen Schøler Nielsen
Publisher: BRILL

Download and read online Yearbook of Muslims in Europe in PDF and EPUB Contents : part one : country reports; part two : analysis; part three : book reviews.


When China Goes to the Moon

Filename: when-china-goes-to-the-moon.pdf
ISBN: 9783319194738
Release Date: 2015-07-04
Number of pages: 336
Author: Marco Aliberti
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online When China Goes to the Moon in PDF and EPUB This book is about China’s ambitions in its most complex and internationally visible space endeavor, namely its human space exploration programme. It provides a comprehensive reflection on China ́s strategic direction and objectives in space, including in particular those set forth in its human spaceflight programme and analyses the key domestic and external factors affecting the country’s presumed manned lunar ambitions. The objective of the book is to disentangle the opportunities and challenges China ́s space ambitions are creating for other spacefaring nations and for Europe in particular. It therefore includes an in-depth analysis of possible European postures towards China in space exploration and seeks to stimulate a debate on future space strategies in the broader context of world politics.