The Starflight Handbook

The Starflight Handbook

A Pioneer's Guide to Interstellar Travel

Book - 1989
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The Starflight Handbook A Pioneer's Guide to Interstellar Travel"The Starflight Handbook is an indispensable compendium of the manyand varied methods for traversing the vast interstellar gulf--don'tleave the Solar System without it!" --Robert Forward "Verysensible, very complete and useful. Its good use of references andtechnical 'sidebars' adds to the book and allows the nontechnicaltext to be used by ordinary readers in an easy fashion. I certainlywould recommend this book to anyone doing any thinking at all aboutinterstellar flight or the notion of possibilities of contactsbetween hypothetical civilizations in different stat systems."--Louis Friedman Executive Director, The Planetary Society TheStarflight Handbook is the first and only compendium on planetEarth of the radical new technologies now on the drawing boards ofsome of our smartest and most imaginative space scientists andengineers. Scientists and engineers as well as general readers willbe captivated by its:
* In-depth discussions of everything from nuclear pulse propulsionengines to in-flight navigation, in flowing, non-technicallanguage
* Sidebars and appendices cover technical and mathematical conceptsin detail
* Seventy-five elegant and enlightening illustrations depictingstarships and their hardware
Publisher: New York : Wiley, c1989
ISBN: 9780471619123
0471619124
Branch Call Number: 629.41 MAL
Characteristics: xiii, 274 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Matloff, Gregory L.

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