A History of the Italian Space Adventure

A History of the Italian Space Adventure

Now the Italian space industry stands ready to play an important role in the Gateway orbital station. All of this history, and more, is explored in this riveting book.

Author: Giovanni Caprara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319739867

Category: Science

Page: 388

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This well-documented and fascinating book tells how, over the centuries, a series of visionaries, scientists, technologists, and politicians fostered the involvement of Italy in space exploration. The lives of these pioneers was often far from easy, yet they persevered. The fruits of their efforts can today be witnessed in Italy’s success within the cutting-edge space sector. Italy’s history in space started at the end of the fourteenth century and continued with the development of fireworks. Later, the nineteenth century marked the beginning of research into rockets in a more scientific way. After World War II, rocket technology was advanced with the aid of German scientists, and in the 1960s Luigi Broglio, the father of Italian space exploration, designed the San Marco satellite. In 1979 the first Italian Space Plan was launched, but it was the foundation of the Italian Space Agency in 1988 that kick-started a program of exploration in various fields of cosmic research. The outcome was construction of the Vega launcher and collaboration in the International Space Station. Now the Italian space industry stands ready to play an important role in the Gateway orbital station. All of this history, and more, is explored in this riveting book.
Categories: Science

To Venice with Love

To Venice with Love

They were wrong about the 'simpler' bit... To Venice with Love recounts how they arrived in Venice with ten pieces of luggage, no job, no friends and no long-term place to stay.

Author: Philip Gwynne Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472130211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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'An inspiring, life-affirming story' Reader's Digest Philip and Caroline Jones, a middle-aged couple living in Edinburgh, found themselves facing redundancy and an uncertain future. Until they received some advice from a complete stranger in a pub. Their response was to sell everything in order to move to Venice, in search of a better, simpler life. They were wrong about the 'simpler' bit... To Venice with Love recounts how they arrived in Venice with ten pieces of luggage, no job, no friends and no long-term place to stay. From struggling with the language to battling bureaucracy; the terror of teaching English to Italian teenagers, the company of a modestly friendly cat... and finally, from debugging financial systems on an Edinburgh industrial estate, to building an ordinary life in an extraordinary city, To Venice with Love is a love-letter to a city that changed their lives. It's a story told through the history, music, art, architecture (and, of course, the food) of La Serenissima.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Celestial Messengers

Celestial Messengers

The book describes from a historical point of view how cosmic rays were discovered. The book describes the research in cosmic rays.

Author: Mario Bertolotti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642283710

Category: Science

Page: 330

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The book describes from a historical point of view how cosmic rays were discovered. The book describes the research in cosmic rays. The main focus is on how the knowledge was gained, describing the main experiments and the conclusions drawn. Biographical sketches of main researchers are provided. Cosmic rays have an official date of discovery which is linked to the famous balloon flights of the Austrian physicist Hess in 1912. The year 2012 can therefore be considered the centenary of the discovery.
Categories: Science

Women Spacefarers

Women Spacefarers

This book tells the fascinating stories of the valiant women who broke down barriers to join the space program.

Author: Umberto Cavallaro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319340476

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page:

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This book tells the fascinating stories of the valiant women who broke down barriers to join the space program. Beginning with the orbital flight of USSR cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in 1963, they became players in the greatest adventure of our time. The author contextualizes their accomplishments in light of the political and cultural climate, from the Cold War in the background to the changing status of women in society at large during the Seventies. The book includes the biographies of, and in some cases interviews with, the sixty women who flew in space in the first half century of space history. It reports their achievements and some little known details. The result is a gallery of pioneering women who reached for the stars: women who, with exceptional skill, hard work, and dedication, reached impressive careers as accomplished pilots, researchers, and engineers; many are now in high level managerial positions both at NASA or in public and private organizations, and all left a legacy of strength.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Adventure In The Bel Paese

The Adventure In The Bel Paese

In this book, the author shares stories that lead you to discover what's behind Italy's beloved specialties-from pizza in Naples to Tuscan olive oil, and Sicily's sensational sweets.

Author: Ed Schwieger

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798458328425

Category:

Page: 66

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The most difficult thing about eating in Italy is that you can't try everything. Every day you have a finite number of meals, and a finite amount of space in your stomach, whereas there seems to be an infinite number of Italian dishes that you "absolutely need to try". From regional specialties to the finest seasonal delicacies, you would need multiple lifetimes to sample all the best Italian food, and that's before you even consider dessert and drinks. In this book, the author shares stories that lead you to discover what's behind Italy's beloved specialties-from pizza in Naples to Tuscan olive oil, and Sicily's sensational sweets. You're served up an entertaining mix of history, flavorful experiences, and insider's travel advice for restaurants and cooking classes, plus easy-to-follow recipes, so you can bring authentic Italian goodness into your home kitchen. Whether you're inspired to fire up your stove or hop a plane, the book will bring enrichment and fun to your Italian food experiences.
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The Cuisine Of Italy

The Cuisine Of Italy

In this book, the author shares stories that lead you to discover what's behind Italy's beloved specialties-from pizza in Naples to Tuscan olive oil, and Sicily's sensational sweets.

Author: Benny Daisey

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798458335928

Category:

Page: 66

View: 345

The most difficult thing about eating in Italy is that you can't try everything. Every day you have a finite number of meals, and a finite amount of space in your stomach, whereas there seems to be an infinite number of Italian dishes that you "absolutely need to try". From regional specialties to the finest seasonal delicacies, you would need multiple lifetimes to sample all the best Italian food, and that's before you even consider dessert and drinks. In this book, the author shares stories that lead you to discover what's behind Italy's beloved specialties-from pizza in Naples to Tuscan olive oil, and Sicily's sensational sweets. You're served up an entertaining mix of history, flavorful experiences, and insider's travel advice for restaurants and cooking classes, plus easy-to-follow recipes, so you can bring authentic Italian goodness into your home kitchen. Whether you're inspired to fire up your stove or hop a plane, the book will bring enrichment and fun to your Italian food experiences.
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100 Years of Radar

100 Years of Radar

Chapter 8 From Ground to Space-Based Radar—The Adventure of the Italian ... for deep space probing) is strictly related to the history of Italian space ...

Author: Gaspare Galati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319005843

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 399

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This book offers fascinating insights into the key technical and scientific developments in the history of radar, from the first patent, taken out by Hülsmeyer in 1904, through to the present day. Landmark events are highlighted and fascinating insights provided into the exceptional people who made possible the progress in the field, including the scientists and technologists who worked independently and under strict secrecy in various countries across the world in the 1930s and the big businessmen who played an important role after World War II. The book encourages multiple levels of reading. The author is a leading radar researcher who is ideally placed to offer a technical/scientific perspective as well as a historical one. He has taken care to structure and write the book in such a way as to appeal to both non-specialists and experts. The book is not sponsored by any company or body, either formally or informally, and is therefore entirely unbiased. The text is enriched by approximately three hundred images, most of which are original and have been accessed by detailed searches in the archives.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Multimedia and CD ROM Directory

The Multimedia and CD ROM Directory

... English Description : An interactive space adventure game featuring Commander ... transport Language : Italian Description : Contains the history and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046817378

Category: CD-ROM industry

Page:

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Categories: CD-ROM industry

A History of Italian Colonialism 1860 1907

A History of Italian Colonialism  1860   1907

In the space of a few years Tittoni's rational caution, the pall of Adowa and the wariness of the Italian public to colonial adventures dissipated.

Author: Giuseppe Finaldi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315520247

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 998

This book provides a narrative history of Italian colonialism from Italian unification in the 1860s to the first decade of the twentieth century; that is, it details Italy’s imperialism in the years of the Scramble for Africa. It deals with the factors that drove Italy to search for territory in Africa in the 1870s and 1880s and describes the reasoning behind the trajectories adopted and objectives pursued. The events that brought Italy to open conflict with the Ethiopian Empire culminating in the Italian defeat at Adowa in March 1896 are central to the book. However its scope is much broader, as it considers the establishment of Italian power in Eritrea as well as Somalia before and after the defeat. By telling its history, it explains why Italy emerged irresolute and humiliated in this, its first thrust into Africa, yet nonetheless determined to pursue expansion in the future. The seeds for the conquest of Libya in 1911 and Ethiopia in 1935 had been sown.
Categories: History

Utopian Adventure The Corviale Void

Utopian Adventure  The Corviale Void

This book is about contemporary issues in architecture and urbanism, taking the form of a project for The Corviale Void, a one kilometre long strip of urban space, immured in the notorious Corviale housing development in the Southwestern ...

Author: Victoria Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317002949

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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This book is about contemporary issues in architecture and urbanism, taking the form of a project for The Corviale Void, a one kilometre long strip of urban space, immured in the notorious Corviale housing development in the Southwestern sector of Rome. Corviale is a bizarre object, single-minded in its idea, the history of Corviale can be traced to debates in Italian architecture culture of the 1960’s, including Aldo Rossi’s objection to urbanisation, as articulated in his books and projects. On the one hand the project for the Corviale Void begins with one of the original theorists of modern urbanisation and architecture, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, looking into his fascination with the insides of walls. On the other hand the project begins with a new material form, The Air Grid. Like the forms appearing in Piranesi’s etchings, Air Grid is made from a kind of hatching, but Air Grid is hatched out of colour vectors, literally drawn into the air. The human eye is easily mesmerised by the Air Grid, scanning back and forth it reads the colour form as animated, in some sense alive. At the same time as the Italian architects were engaged in those activities that would eventually give birth to the Corviale Void, the painter Yves Klein, was creating The Architecture of the Air. Klein’s work is of special interest to the project of the Corviale Void because of the important role of colour in the development of his thinking about architecture. By attending to Klein’s parallel inquiry Air Grid is brought into dialogue with the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, who was one of the first thinkers to develop a physiological theory of colour. The important thing about Schopenhauer’s thinking is the careful way he looked at physiological phenomena, regarding them as directly informed by metaphysical powers; for Schopenhauer Architecture too is a physiological matter and hence metaphysical. The concluding proposal for the Corviale Void presents a metaphysical archite
Categories: Architecture

Claws Saucers Science Fiction Horror and Fantasy Film 1902 1982 A Complete Guide

Claws   Saucers  Science Fiction  Horror  and Fantasy Film 1902 1982  A Complete Guide

Fans don't consider this GermanItalianSpanish picture to be accurate to the series. ... We should have gotten a grand space adventure.

Author: David Elroy Goldweber

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312288034

Category: Performing Arts

Page:

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CLAWS & SAUCERS is the most complete guide to classic science fiction, horror, and fantasy films ever written. CLAWS & SAUCERS describes and critiques 1700+ films: virtually every sci-fi, horror, and fantasy film made from 1902-1982, including dozens of thrillers, exploitation films, psychedelic films, and adventure films.
Categories: Performing Arts

Exploring Space 1999

Exploring Space  1999

An Episode Guide and Complete History of the Mid-1970s Science Fiction Television ... space adventure to every local station that expressed an interest.

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455270

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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Starring internationally renowned actors Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Barry Morse and Catherine Schell, the British–made Space: 1999 was the only truly original space adventure of the mid–1970s. Sandwiched between the demise of the original Star Trek and the opening of the Stars Wars series on the big screen, Space: 1999 featured a richly-visualized world where space was terrifying and mysterious, where not all problems were solvable by technology and the space travelers were very human. From the science fiction show’s conception in 1973 to its cancellation in 1977, this reference work covers each of the 48 episodes in depth, including a full plot synopsis, writer, director, guest star credits, and critical commentary that examines both the episode and other shows that have used similar plotlines. The popularity of Space: 1999 memorabilia and its many fan clubs are fully discussed, along with the possibility of a future movie or reunion show that would tie up the loose ends caused by the show’s abrupt cancellation.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

Where style took precedence over content in many italian sf films, French sf cinema was ... Solaris follows a tradition of Soviet space-adventure films, ...

Author: Mark Bould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135228361

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study. Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international contributors are divided into four parts which look, in turn, at: history – an integrated chronological narrative of the genre’s development theory – detailed accounts of major theoretical approaches including feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism and utopian studies issues and challenges – anticipates future directions for study in areas as diverse as science studies, music, design, environmentalism, ethics and alterity subgenres – a prismatic view of the genre, tracing themes and developments within specific subgenres. Bringing into dialogue the many perspectives on the genre The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and the future of science fiction and the way it is taught and studied.
Categories: Fiction

Essays on the History of Mechanical Engineering

Essays on the History of Mechanical Engineering

Robotics presents a new way of looking at life on Earth and in space, as an adventure every day. Space Robot Friend for the Italian Space Agency on the.

Author: Francesco Sorge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319226804

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 409

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This book treats several subjects from the History of Mechanism and Machine Science, and also contains an illustrative presentation of the Museum of Engines and Mechanisms of the University of Palermo, Italy, which houses a collection of various pieces of machinery from the last 150 years. The various sections deal with some eminent scientists of the past, with the history of industrial installations, machinery and transport, with the human inventiveness for mechanical and scientific devices, and with robots and human-driven automata. All chapters have been written by experts in their fields. The volume shows a wide-ranging panorama on the historical progress of scientific and technical knowledge in the past centuries. It will stimulate new research and ideas for those involved in the history of Science and Technology.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

211 Days in Space

211 Days in Space

Anatoli N. Berezovoy : the Diary, Mail and History : 13 May-10 December 1982, ... in - space adventure experienced by two Russian cosmonauts , New York ...

Author: Anatoliĭ Nikolaevich Berezovoĭ

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115370400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 54

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Categories: Technology & Engineering

ALEXANDRE DUMAS 40 Historical Novels Adventure Classics True Crime Stories Illustrated

ALEXANDRE DUMAS  40  Historical Novels  Adventure Classics   True Crime Stories  Illustrated

Historical Novels, Adventure Classics, True Crime Stories & Biography (Queen Margot, ... Space does not permit us to consider in detail the material here ...

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788075835840

Category: Fiction

Page: 11958

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This unique collection of Alexandre Dumas' historical novels, adventure classics & true crime stories has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. The D'Artagnan Romances The Three Musketeers Twenty Years After The Vicomte of Bragelonne Ten Years Later Louise da la Valliere The Man in the Iron Mask The Valois Trilogy Queen Margot (Marguerite de Valois) Chicot de Jester: La Dame de Monsoreau The Forty-Five Guardsmen The Memoirs of a Physician - Marie Antoinette Series Joseph Balsamo: The Magician The Mesmerist's Victim: Andrea de Taverney The Queen's Necklace Taking the Bastile: Ange Pitou The Countess de Charny: The Execution of King Louis XVI Other Novels The Count of Monte Cristo The Conspirators: The Chevalier d'Harmental The Regent's Daughter The Hero of the People The Royal Life-Guard Captain Paul The Sicilian Bandit The Corsican Brothers The Companions of Jehu The Wolf Leader The Black Tulip The Last Vendee The Prussian Terror Short Stories A Masked Ball Solange Celebrated crimes The Borgias The Cenci Massacres of the South Mary Stuart Karl-Ludwig Sand Urbain Grandier Nisida Derues La Constantin Joan of Naples The Man in the Iron Mask (An Essay) Martin Guerre Ali Pacha The Countess De Saint-Geran Murat The Marquise De Brinvilliers Vaninka The Marquise De Ganges Essays Alexandre Dumas by W. E. Henley A Gossip on a Novel of Dumas's by Robert Louis Stevenson Alexandre Dumas by Andrew Lang To Alexandre Dumas by Andrew Lang Biography Alexandre Dumas by Adolphe Cohn Alexandre Dumas, père (1802-1870) was a French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages and he is one of the most widely read French authors. His most famous works are The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.
Categories: Fiction

The Geopolitics of Space Exploration

The Geopolitics of Space Exploration

There's a special symbol on the flight suit of the test pilots of the Italian Air Force: a stylized human being ready to take off with two wings attached to ...

Author: Marcello Spagnulo

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030691257

Category: Science

Page: 145

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This is the tale of the modern Space Age, detailing all the risks, rewards and rivalries that have fueled space exploration over the decades. Jump into a world of ambitious entrepreneurs and determined spacefaring nations, of secret spy satellites and espionage, of all the cooperative and competing interests vying for dominance in ways little known to the public. Written by an Italian aeronautical engineer with over thirty years of experience in government and private industry, this English translation explains how and why the game has fundamentally evolved and where it is headed next. Exploring such topics as GPS and cyberspace, the economics of private and public industry and the political motivations of emerging spacefaring powerhouses like China, this book is an engaging foray into the ongoing battle for our terrestrial home through extraterrestrial means.
Categories: Science

50 Space Action Adventure Classics

50  Space Action Adventure Classics

Table of Contents A question of primary importance in human history is this: Why ... French thought, American thought, German, Russian, Italian thought, ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027248278

Category: Fiction

Page: 4033

View: 336

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: H. G. Wells: The War of the Worlds The Shape of Things to Come In the Days of the Comet The War in the Air The Chronic Argonauts Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy: The Planet of Peril The Prince of Peril The Port of Peril The Mars Series: The Swordsman of Mars The Outlaws of Mars Other Novels: Maza of the Moon The Metal Monster Stranger from Smallness Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System: A Martian Odyssey (Mars) Valley of Dreams (Mars) Flight on Titan (Titan) Parasite Planet (Venus) The Lotus Eaters (Venus) The Planet of Doubt (Uranus) The Red Peri (Pluto) The Mad Moon (Io) Redemption Cairn (Europa) Malcolm Jameson: The Captain Bullard Series: Admiral's Inspection White Mutiny Blockade Runner Bullard Reflects Devil's Powder Slacker's Paradise Brimstone Bill The Bureaucrat Orders Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon Around the Moon Off on a Comet Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Edward Everett Hale: The Brick Moon
Categories: Fiction

Berlusconism and Italy

Berlusconism and Italy

A Historical Interpretation G. Orsina ... and West had frozen the Italian public space andmade alternation impossible, producing in Giorgio Galli's famous ...

Author: G. Orsina

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137438676

Category: History

Page: 199

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From the outset, Silvio Berlusconi's career was expected to be short, and he has been considered finished several times, only to have reemerged victorious. This fascinating political and historical study shows that Berlusconi's success and resilience have lain in his ability to provide answers to longstanding questions in Italian history.
Categories: History

A History of Italian Cinema

A History of Italian Cinema

The television program Mystery Science Theater 3000, running 1988-99, featured a man stranded on a space station with two robot sidekicks: all three of them ...

Author: Peter Bondanella

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441160690

Category: Social Science

Page: 684

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A History of Italian Cinema is the only comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject available anywhere, in any language >
Categories: Social Science