Apollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441976079

Category: Science

Page: 522

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In July 1969 the ‘amiable strangers’ that made up the crew of the historic Apollo 11 flight successfully achieved the first manned lunar landing. Several months later, three close friends set off on an even more challenging mission. Free of the burden of making history, the Apollo 12 astronauts were determined to really enjoy their experience while taking care of business. This is the story of their mission, told largely in their own words. Their exploits and accomplishments showed how conservative the inaugural mission had been. With its two moonwalks, deployment of the first geophysical station on the Moon, and geological sampling, Apollo 12 did what many had hoped would be achieved by the first men to land on the Moon. The Apollo 12 mission also spectacularly demonstrated the precision landing capability required for success in future lunar surface explorations. In addition to official documents, published prior to and after the mission, APOLLO 12 – ON THE OCEAN OF STORMS draws on the flight transcript and post-mission debriefing to recreate the drama.

Ocean Storm Alert!

Author: Carrie Gleason

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778715795

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5322

Over the oceans, no one is safe from the surging power of ocean storms. Ocean Storm Alert! looks at how whirlpools, tidal waves, and tsunamis start, and their effect on people at sea and in coastal areas.

Ocean of Storms

Author: Christopher Mari,Jeremy K. Brown

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781503938779

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5073

In the near future, political tensions between the United States and China are at an all-time high. Then a catastrophic explosion on the moon cleaves a vast gash in the lunar surface, and the massive electromagnetic pulse it unleashes obliterates Earth's electrical infrastructure. To plumb the depths of the newly created lunar fissure and excavate the source of the power surge, the feuding nations are forced to cooperate on a high-risk mission to return mankind to the moon. Now, a diverse, highly skilled ensemble of astronauts--and a pair of maverick archaeologists plucked from the Peruvian jungle--will brave conspiracy on Earth and disaster in space to make a shocking discovery. Ocean of Storms is an epic adventure that spans space and time as its heroes race to fulfill an ancient mission that may change the course of humanity's future.

Ocean of Storms

A Forecast of War, Politics, and Pandemic

Author: Joe Piteo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522889649


Page: 558

View: 6458

This is a true story; it just hasn't happened yet. Viral Pandemic The year is 2142. The Earth has been ravaged by a pandemic virus that is inexorably killing mankind. Over one billion people have already succumbed to the plague and man's attempts to stop the virus have failed miserably. Man's only salvation seems to be escape, to leave the Earth and the extraordinarily lethal virus behind. War with Islam In 2142, the strain between Islamists and non-Islamists have eased, but it has eased only because the task of burying the dead has become all-consuming on Earth. On the Moon, however, man may have escaped the tentacles of the virus, but the war fueled by the ideology of the Islamic State has followed them to their new home. On the Moon, a new and titanic battle rages between Texas and her allies and the State of Islam and its devotees. Colossal machines sail the seas of the Moon to fight a war that is nearly 2000 years old. By 2142, the great caliphate of the Islamic State has spread through Europe and Scandinavia, consumed half of Africa, and all of the Middle East. Two billion people are now ruled by Sharia Law normalized by Sunni and Shiite at the Conclave of Aqaba in 2053. In Europe, the island of Britain had again become a lonely fortress, this time as the last bastion of Christianity in Europe. Texas Secedes from U.S.A. In 2142, Texas was the Independent Republic of Texas. The withering economic strain from the so-called "socialist States" and the insidious corruption of Texan values by the nihilists that dominated Washington and Hollywood finally forced Texas to seek separation from the United States. In 2092, Texas was invaded by cartels from the south and the United States refused to support Texan efforts to defend itself. This refusal became the seminal event that resulted in Texas secession in 2104. After independence, Texas welcomes the accession of twelve former U.S. States and twelve countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean. Escape to the Moon In order to escape extinction, humans have fled to the Moon. The Moon has become the only practical, viable refuge from the planet-killing virus. By 2142, new technologies have enabled the completion of massive engineering projects in the Ocean of Storms allowing life to thrive in the otherwise sterile vacuum of the Moon. Sixty million people now live in stunning terraformed domed cities constructed of material mined and refined on the Moon. In 2142, many of the barren craters of the Moon have been transformed into vibrant Earthlike domed cities, including Port Plato. Sixty miles in diameter and encompassing nearly 3000 square miles, Port Plato is the capital of the Republic of Texas on the Moon. Ten million people live in Port Plato. They live in the soaring high-rise buildings of urban Houston County, in the sprawling suburbs of Belize and Palm Beach, on the rolling grasslands of Pecos and Santa Fe, around the fresh water of Lake Caribe and the salt water of the New Salt Lake. By 2142, the Moon has six sovereign territories and nine city domes. The largest territory is controlled by the Republic of Texas, with its domed cities of Plato, Bliss, Bianchini, Archimedes; by the Islamic State with its capital of Aqaba; the Federation of Africa and its capital Aristotle; India and Port Hippolytus; Russia and Port Putin; China and the Port of Qingdao. A Classic Story of Ships and Seas This is a classic story of ships and sailors, patterned after the sagas of Horatio Nelson and the Royal Navy of the 18th and 19th centuries. It is a story about the men and women who fight the battles and build the cities of a lunar sanctuary. It is a story that follows genuine people through great ferocious battles as well as everyday life on the Moon. It is the story of a ship that sails on seas without water and the men and women that take that ships into harm's way.

Volcanoes of the Solar System

Author: Charles Frankel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521477703

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 7048

Nothing can be more breathtaking than the spectacle of a volcano erupting. Space-age lunar and planetary missions offer us an unprecedented perspective on volcanism. Starting with the Earth, Volcanoes of the Solar System takes the reader on a guided tour of the terrestrial planets and moons and their volcanic features. We see lunar lava fields through the eyes of the Apollo astronauts, and take an imaginary hike up the Martian slopes of Olympus Mons--the tallest volcano in the solar system. Complemented by over 150 photographs, this comprehensive and lucid account of volcanoes describes the most recent data on the unique and varied volcanic features of Venus and updates our knowledge on the prodigiously active volcanoes of Io. A member of the Association of European Volcanologists, Charles Frankel has directed documentary films on geology, astronomy and space exploration and has authored a number of articles on the earth sciences.

Apollo Expeditions to the Moon

The NASA History

Author: Edgar M. Cortright

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486471756

Category: Science

Page: 313

View: 2895

Presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing, this new edition of an official NASA publication presents the thrilling inside story of the Apollo program. Written in direct, jargon-free language and featuring numerous illustrations, this compelling adventure features essays by engineers, administrators, and astronauts that recall the challenges associated with putting men on the moon.

Seymour Simon's Extreme Oceans

Author: Seymour Simon

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452108331

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

View: 1722

The creator of Seymour Simon's Extreme Earth Records presents a sumptuously photographed investigation into superlative ocean environments, animals, plants and weather, from the tallest waves and the darkest depths to the largest and most dangerous sea creatures.

Circulation in the Coastal Ocean

Author: G.T. Csanady

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401710414

Category: Science

Page: 281

View: 1905

For some time there has existed an extensive theoretical literature relating to tides on continental shelves and also to the behavior of estuaries. Much less attention was traditionally paid to the dynamics of longer term, larger scale motions (those which are usually described as circulation') over continental shelves or in enclosed shallow seas such as the North American Great Lakes. This is no longer the case: spurred on by other disciplines, notably biological oceanography, and by public concern with the environment, the physical science of the coastal ocean has made giant strides during the last two decades or so. Today, it is probably fair to say that coastal ocean physics has come of age as a deduc tive quantitative science. A well developed body of theoretical models exist, based on the equations of fluid motion, which have been related to observed currents, sea level variations, water properties, etc. Quantitative parameters required in using the models to predict e.g. the effects of wind or of freshwater influx on coastal currents can be estimated within reasonable bounds of error. While much remains to be learned, and many exciting discoveries presumably await us in the future, the time seems appropriate to summarize those aspects of coastal ocean dynamics relevant to 'circulation' or long term motion.

Into the Storm

Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme We ather

Author: Reed Timmer,Andrew Tilin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101444371

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 6066

An eye-of-the-hurricane view of storm chasing from the star of the Discovery Channel hit series Storm Chasers. Only one in ten chases actually intercept a tornado-unless you're Reed Timmer. The thrill-seeking meteorologist and star of Storm Chasers has followed and faced down more violent tornadoes than anyone. Into the Storm brings readers into the mind of this man and his mission-collecting data that could save lives-in the terrifying, awe-inspiring world of big weather. Into the Storm is also a fascinating look at the science of weather-what causes extreme conditions, its connection to climate change, and how a tornado gets its stovepipe structure.

Hurricanes and Tornadoes

A Comprehensive Hands-On Science Unit

Author: Patricia O'Brien

Publisher: Teaching and Learning Company

ISBN: 1429114703

Category: Nature

Page: 32

View: 745

Experiments and hands-on investigations that allows students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of hurricanes and tornadoes.

Critical Perspectives on Climate Disruption

Author: Robert Chehoski

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404205390

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 2104

Primary and secondary source documents discuss the evolution of climate change, effects of global warming, how global warming may alter agriculture and industry, the role of governments in preventing climate change.

The Saturn V F-1 Engine

Powering Apollo into History

Author: Anthony Young

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387096292

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 1591

The launch of Sputnik in 1957 not only began the space age, it also showed that Soviet rockets were more powerful than American ones. Within months, the US Air Force hired Rocketdyne for a feasibility study of an engine capable of delivering at least 1 million pounds of thrust. Later, NASA ran the development of this F-1 engine in order to use it to power the first stage of the Saturn V rocket that would send Apollo missions to the Moon. It is no exaggeration to say that without the F-1 engine NASA would not have been able to achieve President Kennedy’s 1961 challenge to his nation to land a man on the Moon before the decade was out.

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Author: Liza N. Burby

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823952908

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1897

An introduction to tropical storms and hurricanes with information on how they begin, when and where they occur, the damage they can do, and some of the worst storms of this century.

Understand The Weather: Teach Yourself

Author: Peter Inness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444132016

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 3462

Understand the Weather is a comprehensive and practical guide to the workings of the atmosphere. It will ensure that you not only understand what causes changes in the weather on a local, national and global scale but that you can also fully interpret weather broadcasts and are able to make your own predictions. Packed full of case studies, this book will explain both the weather we experience daily (winds, cold fronts, rain and shine) and the extreme weather that makes the headlines all too often (El Nino, Hurricane Katrina, floods). It will also focus on climate change and its effects - how will our weather be different in the future? Whether your job or leisure pursuits rely on the weather, or you just want to understand more about it, this book is ideal. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Debt of Honor

Author: Tom Clancy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101002360

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

View: 7228

Razio Yamata is one of Japan's most influential industrialists, and part of a relatively small group of authority who wield tremendous authority in the Pacific Rim's economic powerhouse. He has devised a plan to cripple the American greatness, humble the US military, and elevate Japan to a position of dominance on the world stage. Yamata's motivation lies in his desire to pay off a Debt of Honor to his parents and to the country he feels is responsible for their deaths—America. All he needs is a catalyst to set his plan in motion. When the faulty gas tank on one Tennessee family's car leads to their fiery death, an opportunistic U. S. congressman uses the occasion to rush a new trade law through the system. The law is designed to squeeze Japan economically. Instead, it provides Yamata with the leverage he needs to put his plan into action. As Yamata's plan begins to unfold, it becomes clear to the world that someone is launching a fully-integrated operation against the United States. There's only one man to find out who the culprit is—Jack Ryan, the new President's National Security Advisor.