Eyes on the Sky

This book traces the development of telescopes from Galileo to the present day, and explains the basic principles of telescopes that operate in different parts of electromagnetic spectrum.

Eyes on the Sky

Author: Francis Graham-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198734271

Page: 280

View: 312

Four centuries ago, Galileo first turned a telescope to look up at the night sky. His discoveries opened the cosmos, revealing the geometry and dynamics of the solar system. Today's telescopic equipment, stretching over the whole spectrum from visible light to radio and millimetre astronomy, through infrared to ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays, has again transformed our understanding of the whole Universe. In this book Francis Graham-Smith explains how this technology can be engaged to give us a more in-depth picture of the nature of the universe. Looking at both ground-based telescopes and telescopes on spacecraft, he analyses their major discoveries, from planets and pulsars to cosmology. Large research teams and massive data handling are necessary, but the excitement of discovery is increasingly shared by a growing public, who can even join in some of the analysis by remote computer techniques. Observational astronomy has become international. All major projects are now partnerships; most notably the Square Kilometre Array, which will involve astronomers from over 100 countries and will physically exist in several of them. Covering the history and development of telescopes from Galileo to the present day, Eyes on the Sky traces what happens when humankind looks up.

Eyes of the Sky

In the late 18th century, Roeloff, the blue-eyed Eyes of the Sky, attempts to bridge the gap between the white settlers of the South African cape and the brown-skinned Sonqua people.

Eyes of the Sky

Author: Rayda Jacobs

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN:

Page: 231

View: 837

In the late 18th century, Roeloff, the blue-eyed Eyes of the Sky, attempts to bridge the gap between the white settlers of the South African cape and the brown-skinned Sonqua people.

Eyes in the Sky

While it may well solve serious crimes and even help ease the traffic along your morning commute, it could also enable far more sinister and dangerous intrusions into our lives. This is closed-circuit television on steroids.

Eyes in the Sky

Author: Arthur Holland Michel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544971663

Page: 320

View: 128

The fascinating history and unnerving future of high-tech aerial surveillance, from its secret military origins to its growing use on American citizens Eyes in the Sky is the authoritative account of how the Pentagon secretly developed a godlike surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, and how it is now being used to watch us in our own backyards. Whereas a regular aerial camera can only capture a small patch of ground at any given time, this system—and its most powerful iteration, Gorgon Stare—allow operators to track thousands of moving targets at once, both forwards and backwards in time, across whole city-sized areas. When fused with big-data analysis techniques, this network can be used to watch everything simultaneously, and perhaps even predict attacks before they happen. In battle, Gorgon Stare and other systems like it have saved countless lives, but when this technology is deployed over American cities—as it already has been, extensively and largely in secret—it has the potential to become the most nightmarishly powerful visual surveillance system ever built. While it may well solve serious crimes and even help ease the traffic along your morning commute, it could also enable far more sinister and dangerous intrusions into our lives. This is closed-circuit television on steroids. Facebook in the heavens. Drawing on extensive access within the Pentagon and in the companies and government labs that developed these devices, Eyes in the Sky reveals how a top-secret team of mad scientists brought Gorgon Stare into existence, how it has come to pose an unprecedented threat to our privacy and freedom, and how we might still capitalize on its great promise while avoiding its many perils.

Eyes in the Sky

This previously untold story of the secret Cold War espionage program makes full use of the author’s own firsthand knowledge and of the information gained from interviews with important participants.

Eyes in the Sky

Author: Dino Brugioni

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612510140

Page: 466

View: 579

Dino A. Brugioni, author of the best-selling account of the Cuban Missile crisis, Eyeball to Eyeball, draws on his long CIA career as one of the world's premier experts on aerial reconnaissance to provide the inside story of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s efforts to use spy planes and satellites to gather military intelligence. He reveals Eisenhower to be a hands-on president who, contrary to popular belief, took an active role in assuring that the latest technology was used to gather aerial intelligence. This previously untold story of the secret Cold War espionage program makes full use of the author’s own firsthand knowledge and of the information gained from interviews with important participants. As a founder and senior officer of the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center, Brugioni was a key player in keeping Eisenhower informed of all developments, and he sheds new light on the president’s contributions toward building an effective and technologically advanced aerial reconnaissance organization. Eyes in the Sky provides details of the president’s backing of the U-2’s development and its use to dispel the bomber gap, to provide data on Soviet missile and nuclear efforts and to deal with crises in the Suez, Lebanon, Chinese Off Shore Islands, Tibet, Indonesia, East Germany, and elsewhere. Brugioni offers new information about Eisenhower’s order of U-2 flights over Malta, Cyprus, Toulon, and Israel and subsequent warnings to the British, French, and Israelis that the U.S. would not support an invasion of Egypt. He notes that the president also backed the development of the CORONA photographic satellite, which eventually proved the missile gap with the Soviet Union didn't exist, and a variety of other satellite systems that detected and monitored problems around the world.

Eyes in the Sky

Spy Files examines the science and technology behind the fascinating world of espionage, from mini-spy planes to spy animals, and more.

Eyes in the Sky

Author: Lisa Jo Rudy

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780531187326

Page: 64

View: 523

Spy Files examines the science and technology behind the fascinating world of espionage, from mini-spy planes to spy animals, and more.

Through My Eyes from the Sky

When god choose you to walk the path everything is gonna be alright especially when making a difference interacting with people through feelings and emotions.

Through My Eyes from the Sky

Author: Joel Harris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548525606

Page: 84

View: 153

When god choose you to walk the path everything is gonna be alright especially when making a difference interacting with people through feelings and emotions.

Eyes To The Sky

'Eyes to the Sky' is the first short story set in the BSR universe. At the end of the story are custom units and a unique faction, the Glitchorz, designed for solo play using the BSR: Core Rulebook.

Eyes To The Sky

Author: Nicholas Tockert

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781983347719

Page: 34

View: 817

In the wastelands of the distant world of Praxxis 5, where huge walking war machines called BSR's do battle with other armored vehicles, an Old Man keeps a lonely vigil and carries a terrible secret left over from a war everyone would rather forget. Together with a young man he must face an impossible threat and the ghosts of his past.'Eyes to the Sky' is the first short story set in the BSR universe. At the end of the story are custom units and a unique faction, the Glitchorz, designed for solo play using the BSR: Core Rulebook.

Eyes in the Sky

Investigator Tawny Lindholm loves her boss, renowned criminal attorney Tillman Rosenbaum, but his troubled teenage children scare her.

Eyes in the Sky

Author: Debbie Burke

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781650458885

Page: 310

View: 798

Investigator Tawny Lindholm loves her boss, renowned criminal attorney Tillman Rosenbaum, but his troubled teenage children scare her. Her resolve to keep her distance goes out the window when his honor student daughter overdoses. Now Tawny can't turn away from the girl whose life she saved. Meanwhile, treacherous enemies are determined to destroy Tillman by targeting his family. Will Tawny pay the ultimate price to protect him and the children she cherishes?

Eyes in the Sky

A Blast of Vegas Past!

Eyes in the Sky

Author: Karen Leslie

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780998503646

Page: 290

View: 134

A Blast of Vegas Past! Who built the box that stored Benny Binion's silver dollars decades before they were uncovered in the Pahrump desert? How did Steve Wynn leverage Caesars Palace into buying land that would enable him to purchase the Golden Nugget? Who threw Willie Nelson out of the Mint Hotel long before he became a country icon? And how did over two million dollars in silver coins disappear from a Las Vegas Hilton slot machine without someone noticing? Join the "Mouse Pack," six Las Vegas insiders and old-timers with careers spanning decades in the gaming industry, as they provide a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the city they helped create. Beginning during the days of organized crime and extending well into the corporate era, the experiences of a sign-builder, casino executive, attorney, publicist, food & beverage director, and chief engineer provide a delightful and refreshingly different peek at the behind-the-scenes machine that built Las Vegas. They arrived in Las Vegas as ordinary young men, their futures uncertain in an untamed land of dust storms and tumbleweed. But the extraordinary opportunities they encountered as they pursued their dreams rewarded them with rich and unique lives and a special place in the history of one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Their stories of rubbing elbows with the mob, the superstars and the gambling elite during the Las Vegas glory days are sure to please young and old alike. What really happened in Las Vegas? Look inside these pages and find out!

Keep Your Eyes on the Sky

Are you using the signs of the clouds to determine how to dress for the weather? We all do... This will book will guide you through your spiritual journey of the different types of weather we may have in our lives.

Keep Your Eyes on the Sky

Author: Marilyn Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781078001786

Page: 74

View: 440

Are you looking to the skies to see what your day will be like? Are you using the signs of the clouds to determine how to dress for the weather? We all do... This will book will guide you through your spiritual journey of the different types of weather we may have in our lives. We will have sunny days, rainy days, thunderstorms, dry seasons, blizzards and hurricanes. What we will learn in the book is how to prepare the different seasons in your lives, how to counter act and when to shift and change. You do not ant to be with out this great read as you begin to transition in the varies areas of your lives.

Monsters 101 Book Seven

"Millions of light years away, a diabolical force of purest evil greedily watches our world through the eyes of Purgoff!

Monsters 101  Book Seven

Author: Muhammad Rasheed

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780985163426

Page: 152

View: 269

Millions of light years away, a diabolical force of purest evil greedily watches our world through the eyes of Pugroff! Can Mort save his friend from a cosmic-level possession when his own power cannot possibly be enough?

Eyes All Over the Sky

Also included are the individual experiences of British, American, and German airmen—true pioneers of aviation warfare. “With an interesting selection of photos, the book is not only an excellent reference—it is historically important ...

Eyes All Over the Sky

Author: James Streckfuss

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612003680

Page: 240

View: 901

The impact of the unsung heroes of WWI—“a must for any aviation enthusiast to further complement work on aerial reconnaissance in modern warfare” (Roads to the Great War), Beyond the heroic deeds of the fighter pilots and bombers of World War I, the real value of military aviation lay elsewhere; aerial reconnaissance, observation, and photography impacted the fighting in many ways, but little has been written about it. Balloons and airplanes regulated artillery fire, infantry liaison aircraft followed attacking troops and the retreats of defenders, aerial photographers aided operational planners and provided the data for perpetually updated maps, and naval airplanes, airships, and balloons acted as aerial sentinels in a complex anti-submarine warfare organization. Reconnaissance crews at the Battles of the Marne and Tannenberg averted disaster. Eyes All Over the Sky fully explores all the aspects of aerial reconnaissance and its previously under-appreciated significance. Also included are the individual experiences of British, American, and German airmen—true pioneers of aviation warfare. “With an interesting selection of photos, the book is not only an excellent reference—it is historically important.” —Classic Wings “This well-researched history belongs on the shelf of anyone with a serious interest in the air war or the ground war of 1914-1918.” —Steve Suddaby, former president of the World War One Historical Association

Eye in the Sky

Philip K. Dick was aggressively individualistic and no worldview is safe from his acerbic and hilarious take downs. Eye in the Sky blends the thrills and the jokes to craft a startling morality lesson hidden inside a comedy.

Eye in the Sky

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547727461

Page: 256

View: 453

“I have never seen [its] theme handled with greater technical dexterity or given more psychological meaning.”—Fantasy and Science Fiction When a routine tour of a particle accelerator goes awry, Jack Hamilton and the rest of his tour group find themselves in a world ruled by Old Testament morality, where the smallest infraction can bring about a plague of locusts. Escape from that world is not the end, though, as they plunge into a Communist dystopia and a world where everything is an enemy. Philip K. Dick was aggressively individualistic and no worldview is safe from his acerbic and hilarious take downs. Eye in the Sky blends the thrills and the jokes to craft a startling morality lesson hidden inside a comedy.

That Eye the Sky

A ten-year-old tells how his family's kinship begins to crumble after a domestic tragedy, until the mysterious Henry Warburton intercedes and reshapes the family's future

That Eye  the Sky

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Atheneum Books

ISBN:

Page: 150

View: 586

A ten-year-old tells how his family's kinship begins to crumble after a domestic tragedy, until the mysterious Henry Warburton intercedes and reshapes the family's future

Eyes of the Tarot

Alan headed west along the beach, toward a sunset that smeared the sky with
vivid oranges and purples. Gulls took wing ahead of them, complaining bitterly at
the intrusion. But the ocean itself paid no attention. It continued to roll slowly in to
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Eyes of the Tarot

Author: Bruce Coville

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497668522

Page: 126

View: 238

Bonnie must make the choice to unleash or destroy an ancient power, but can she unlock her own memories in time to make the right choice? Bonnie McBurnie remembers the old trunk in her grandmother’s attic, full of weird souvenirs collected by her seafaring ancestors. But she didn’t recollect the secret compartment or its deck of tarot cards—cards that feel strangely familiar. Back home, Bonnie studies the mysterious tarot deck. The cards seem to be trying to tell her something—but how can she be sure which ones to believe? And why can’t she recall what happened on her last visit to the attic—a childhood memory that hovers just out of reach? With the help of the town spiritualist, Madame LePanto, Bonnie delves into the origin of the cards and races to discover their connection to her family, even as the powers trapped within them threaten to tear apart her world . . . and the people she loves. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author’s collection.