The Challenger Launch Decision

Author: Diane Vaughan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022634696X
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In a new preface, Vaughan reveals the ramifications for this book and for her when a similar decision-making process brought down NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003.

Seeing Like A Rover

Author: Janet Vertesi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022615601X
Size: 56.66 MB
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With Seeing Like a Rover, Janet Vertesi takes us behind the scenes to reveal the work that goes into creating our knowledge of Mars.

Friendly Fire

Author: Scott A. Snook
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084097X
Size: 34.35 MB
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This book attempts to make sense of this tragedy--a tragedy that on its surface makes no sense at all. With almost twenty years in uniform and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, Lieutenant Colonel Snook writes from a unique perspective.

Inventing The American Astronaut

Author: Matthew H. Hersch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137025298
Size: 69.60 MB
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A fresh and fascinating look at the Space Age that demolishes the myth of the fearless, hot-shot astronaut.

The Enigma Of The Aerofoil

Author: David Bloor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226060934
Size: 42.75 MB
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In The Enigma of the Aerofoil, David Bloor probes a neglected aspect of this important period in the history of aviation.

Fatal Words

Author: Steven Cushing
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226132013
Size: 26.51 MB
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In Fatal Words, Steven Cushing explains how miscommunication has led to dozens of aircraft disasters, and he proposes innovative solutions for preventing them.

The Cambridge Dictionary Of Space Technology

Author: Mark Williamson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521142311
Size: 22.19 MB
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To assist the reader in research on a given topic, related entries are highlighted in the text and other important entries are cross-referenced. An additional key feature is a classified list of entries grouped under 13 subject headings.

The China Price

Author: Alexandra Harney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144063601X
Size: 28.82 MB
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In this landmark work of investigative reporting, former Financial Times correspondent Alexandra Harney uncovers a story of immense significance to us all: how China's factory economy gains a competitive edge by selling out its workers, ...

Path Of Destruction

Author: John McQuaid
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 9780316162876
Size: 10.17 MB
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"Winners of the Pulitzer Prize, John McQuaid and Mark Schleifstein were coauthors of the New Orleans Times-Picayune's award-winning series 'Washing Away, ' the definitive account of the Gulf Coast's grave hurricane risks"--Inside back ...


Author: Diane Vaughan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195039108
Size: 28.62 MB
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Delineates the underlying pattern beneath every disintegrating relationship and sheds light on a number of key issues, such as why some people never psychologically separate, why counseling often fails, and why one person can sometimes take ...