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            Nothing To Come: A Defence of the Growing Block Theory of Time
              

            Nothing To Come: A Defence of the Growing Block Theory of Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)

            By Correia, Fabrice; Rosenkranz, Sven

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            This monograph is a detailed study, and systematic defence, of the Growing Block Theory of time (GBT), first conceived by C.D. Broad. The book offers a coherent, logically perspicuous and ideologically lean formulation of GBT, defends it against the most notorious objections to b...e found in the extant philosophical literature, and shows how it can be derived from a more general theory, consistent with relativistic spacetime, on the pre-relativistic assumption of an absolute and total temporal order. The authors devise axiomatizations of GBT and its competitors which, against the backdrop of a shared quantified tense logic, significantly improves the prospects of their comparative assessment. Importantly, neither of these axiomatizations involves commitment to properties of presentness, pastness or futurity. The authors proceed to address, and defuse, a number of objections that have been marshaled against GBT, including the so-called epistemic objection according to which the theory invites skepticism about our temporal location. The challenge posed by relativistic physics is met head-on, by replacing claims about temporal variation by claims about variation across spacetime. The book aims to achieve the greatest possible rigor. The background logic is set out in detail, as are the principles governing the notions of precedence and temporal location. The authors likewise devise a novel spacetime logic suited for the articulation, and comparative assessment, of relativistic theories of time. The book comes with three technical appendices which include soundness and completeness proofs for the systems corresponding to GBT and its competitors, in both their pre-relativistic and relativistic forms. The book is primarily directed at researchers and graduate students working on the philosophy of time or temporal logic, but is of interest to metaphysicians and philosophical logicians more generally.
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            ISBN 9783030087685
            Released NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Synthese Library
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            Magnetic Fields in the Solar System: Planets, Moons and Solar Wind Interactions
              

            Magnetic Fields in the Solar System: Planets, Moons and Solar Wind Interactions (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)

            Edited by Luhr, Hermann; Wicht, Johannes; Gilder, Stuart A.; Holschneider, Matthias

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            This book addresses and reviews many of the still little understood questions related to the processes underlying planetary magnetic fields and their interaction with the solar wind.

            ISBN 9783319877655
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
            Publisher Springer International Publish
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Astrophysics and Space Science Library
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            Space Operations: Inspiring Humankind's Future
              

            Space Operations: Inspiring Humankind's Future (Hardback, 1st ed. 2019)

            Edited by Pasquier, Helene; Cruzen, Craig A.; Schmidhuber, Michael; Lee, Young H.

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            This book includes a selection of 30 reviewed and enhanced manuscripts published during the 15th SpaceOps Conference held in May 2018 in Marseille, France. The selection was driven by their quality and relevance to the space operations community. The papers represent a cross-sect...ion of three main subject areas: Mission Management - management tasks for designing, preparing and operating a particular mission Spacecraft Operations - preparation and implementation of all activities to operate a space vehicle (crewed and uncrewed) under all conditions Ground Operations - preparation, qualification, and operations of a mission dedicated ground segment and appropriate infrastructure including antennas, control centers, and communication means and interfaces This book promotes the SpaceOps Committee's mission to foster the technical interchange on all aspects of space mission operations and ground data systems while promoting and maintaining an international community of space operations experts.
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            ISBN 9783030115357
            Released NZ 16 Jun 2019
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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            The Human Factor in a Mission to Mars: An Interdisciplinary Approach
              

            The Human Factor in a Mission to Mars: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Hardback, 1st ed. 2019)

            Edited by Szocik, Konrad

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            A manned mission to Mars is faced with challenges and topics that may not be obvious but of great importance and challenging for such a mission.

            ISBN 9783030020583
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2019
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Space and Society
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            Space 2.0: Revolutionary Advances in the Space Industry
              

            Space 2.0: Revolutionary Advances in the Space Industry (Hardback, 1st ed. 2019)

            By Pelton, Joseph N., Jr.

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            There has been a true revolution in the space industry as Silicon Valley and new startup companies around the world have shaken up the status quo. This has in turn triggered a response among traditional aerospace companies. Current and Future Trends in Satellite Applications expl...ains how and why this remarkable change has happened, starting from the industry's origins during the Space Age and working its way to the present day. No other industry in the world has experienced the dramatic shift in technology and services as rapidly as the field of satellite services and rocket launch systems has. This book analyzes the dynamic shift over the past decade in how satellites are designed, manufactured, launched, and operated. It also turns an eye to the future, discussing the amazing feats and potential issues we can expect from this shifting arena by 2030. With its beginner-friendly writing style and plethora of illustrations, this book serves as a perfect introductory text to students and professionals alike wishing to learn more about the key trends in the field of space applications and launch systems.
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            ISBN 9783030152802
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2019
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Springer Praxis Books
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            Outer Solar System: Prospective Energy and Material Resources
              

            Outer Solar System: Prospective Energy and Material Resources (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)

            Edited by Badescu, Viorel; Zacny, Kris

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            The Earth has limited resources while the resources in space are virtually unlimited. The book therefore is a great resource of condensed information for specialists interested in current and impending Outer Solar Systems related activities and a good starting point for space res...earchers, inventors, technologists and potential investors.
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            ISBN 9783030088682
            Released NZ 29 May 2019
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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            Journey To The Moon
             

            Journey To The Moon (Hardback)

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            50 years ago in July 2019 the human race's fascination with the Earth's moon went into overdrive when Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins landed on the surface. To celebrate this significant anniversary, we take an in-depth look at the Apollo program and how it landed... man on the Moon.
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            ISBN 9781912918096
            Released NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher Danann Publishing Limited
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            Protection of Materials and Structures from the Space Environment: ICPMSE-11
              

            Protection of Materials and Structures from the Space Environment: ICPMSE-11 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)

            Edited by Kleiman, Jacob

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            The proceedings published in this book document and foster the goals of the 11th International Space Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures from Space Environment ICPMSE-11 to facilitate exchanges between members of the various engineering and science disciplines in...volved in the development of space materials.
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            ISBN 9783319792705
            Released NZ 31 May 2019
            Publisher Springer International Publish
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
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            Solar Particle Radiation Storms Forecasting and Analysis: The HESPERIA HORIZON 2020 Project and Beyond
              

            Solar Particle Radiation Storms Forecasting and Analysis: The HESPERIA HORIZON 2020 Project and Beyond (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)

            Edited by Malandraki, Olga E.; Crosby, Norma B.

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            Introductory and pedagogical material included in the book make it accessible to students at graduate level and will be useful as background material for Space Physics and Space Weather courses with emphasis on Solar Energetic Particle Event Forecasting and Analysis. This book is... published with open access under a CC BY license.
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            ISBN 9783319867663
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
            Publisher Springer International Publish
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Astrophysics and Space Science Library
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            Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation
              

            Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)

            Edited by Mathieu, Pierre-Philippe; Aubrecht, Christoph

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            This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Over the past decades, rapid developments in digital and sensing technologies, such as the Cloud, Web and Internet of Things, have dramatically changed the way we live and work. The digital transformation is revolution...izing our ability to monitor our planet and transforming the way we access, process and exploit Earth Observation data from satellites. This book reviews these megatrends and their implications for the Earth Observation community as well as the wider data economy. It provides insight into new paradigms of Open Science and Innovation applied to space data, which are characterized by openness, access to large volume of complex data, wide availability of new community tools, new techniques for big data analytics such as Artificial Intelligence, unprecedented level of computing power, and new types of collaboration among researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and citizen scientists. In addition, this book aims to provide readers with some reflections on the future of Earth Observation, highlighting through a series of use cases not just the new opportunities created by the New Space revolution, but also the new challenges that must be addressed in order to make the most of the large volume of complex and diverse data delivered by the new generation of satellites.
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            ISBN 9783319880709
            Released NZ 6 Jun 2019
            Publisher Springer International Publish
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series ISSI Scientific Report Series
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