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Dick, Steven J.

Works: 103 works in 235 publications in 1 language and 8,993 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Sources  Interviews  Dictionaries  Observations 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QB54, 629.40973
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Life on other worlds : the 20th-century extraterrestrial life debate by Steven J Dick ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details the history of the 20th-century extraterrestrial life debate, one of the pervasive themes of our century. Places the current debate in historical perspective, showing how the concept is a worldview of its own, a "biophysical cosmology" that seeks confirmation no less than physical views of the universe. It is central to any forward-looking concept of religion, philosophy, and numerous other areas of human endeavor
America in space : NASA's first fifty years ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A visual history of NASA's many achievements in manned and unmanned space travel, written by a team of experienced NASA staffers and illustrated with more than 400 images, many of which are previously unpublished photographs from NASA archives. The story of America's Space Age begins in the 1950s with intrepid test pilots venturing ever faster and higher, and opens out into the now-legendary Mercury and Apollo missions of the 1960s that made astronauts into national heroes. The Space Shuttle era shows us what everyday space travel might look like, while grand vistas of the universe expand our sense of wonder. The large format of the book captures both the human drama and the vast scale of NASA's projects.--From publisher description
Many worlds the new universe and its theological implications ( )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plurality of worlds : the origins of the extraterrestrial life debate from Democritus to Kant by Steven J Dick ( Book )
15 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remembering the space age ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Proceedings of October 2007 conference, sponsored by the NASA History Division and the National Air and Space Museum, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik 1 launch in October 1957 and the dawn of the space age
Cosmos & culture : cultural evolution in a cosmic context ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From GPO Bookstore's Website: Authors with diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more, consider culture in the context of the cosmos. How does our knowledge of cosmic evolution affect terrestrial culture? Conversely, how does our knowledge of cultural evolution affect our thinking about possible cultures in the cosmos? Are life, mind, and culture of fundamental significance to the grand story of the cosmos that has generated its own self-understanding through science, rational reasoning, and mathematics? Book includes bibliographical references and an index
NASA's first 50 years : historical perspectives by Steven J Dick ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: On 29 July 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which became operational on 1 October of that year. Over the next 50 years, NASA achieved a set of spectacular feats, ranging from advancing the well-established field of aeronautics to pioneering the new fields of Earth and space science and human spaceflight. In the midst of the geopolitical context of the Cold War, 12 Americans walked on the Moon, arriving in peace "for all mankind." Humans saw their home planet from a new perspective, with unforgettable Apollo images of Earthrise and the "Blue Marble," as well as the "pale blue dot" from the edge of the solar system. A flotilla of spacecraft has studied Earth, while other spacecraft have probed the depths of the solar system and the universe beyond. In the 1980s, the evolution of aeronautics gave us the first winged human spacecraft, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station stands as a symbol of human cooperation in space as well as a possible way station to the stars. With the Apollo fire and two Space Shuttle accidents, NASA has also seen the depths of tragedy. In this volume, a wide array of scholars turn a critical eye toward NASA's first 50 years, probing an institution widely seen as the premier agency for exploration in the world, carrying on a long tradition of exploration by the United States and the human species in general. Fifty years after its founding, NASA finds itself at a crossroads that historical perspectives can only help to illuminate
The biological universe : the twentieth-century extraterrestrial life debate and the limits of science by Steven J Dick ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covering a broad range of topics, including the search for life in the solar system, the origins of life, UFOs, and aliens in science fiction, Steven J. Dick shows how the concept of extraterrestrial intelligence is a world view of its own
The living universe : NASA and the development of astrobiology by Steven J Dick ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Living Universe is a comprehensive, historically nuanced study of the formation of the new scientific discipline of exobiology and its transformation into astrobiology. Among many other themes, the authors analyze how research on the origin of life became wedded to the search for life on other planets and for extraterrestrial intelligence. Many scientific breakthroughs of the last forty years were either directly supported or indirectly spun off from NASA's exobiology program, including cell symbiosis, the discovery of the Archaea, and the theories of Nuclear Winter and the asteroid extinction of the dinosaurs." "Exobiology and astrobiology have generated public fascination, enormous public relations benefits for NASA, and-on the flip side of the coin-some of the most heated political wrangling ever seen in government science funding. Dick and Strick provide a riveting overview of the search for life throughout the universe, with all of the Earthly complexities of a science-in-the-making and the imperfect humans called scientists. Their book will appeal to biologists, historians and philosophers of science, planetary scientists (including geologists), and an educated general readership interested in the investigation of life on other planets. Book jacket."--Jacket
Sky with ocean joined : proceedings of the sesquicentennial symposia of the U.S. Naval Observatory, December 5 and 8, 1980 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings, Nautical Almanac Office Sesquicentennial Symposium : U.S. Naval Observatory, March 3-4, 1999 by Nautical Almanac Office ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sky and ocean joined : the U.S. Naval Observatory, 1830-2000 by Steven J Dick ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Societal impact of spaceflight by Steven J Dick ( )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Risk and exploration earth, sea and the stars : NASA administrator's symposium, September 26-29, 2004, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California by Steven J Dick ( )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
NASA at 50 : interviews with NASA's senior leadership by Rebecca Wright ( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These interviews capture refections from top decision-makers as the space agency was completing its first 50 years. Based on oral histories, the book offers insights from those responsible for moving NASA through a deep transition - from the end of the Space Shuttle Program, the centerpiece of human spaceflight for three decades, to the goals of the new policy known as the Vision for Space Exploration
Research in NASA history a guide to the NASA history program by Steven J Dick ( )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008, historians as well as scientists and engineers could look back on a record of accomplishment. Much has been written about the evolution of NASA's multifaceted programs and the people who carried them out. Yet much remains to be done, and we hope this publication will facilitate research in this important field."--P. [1]
Discovery and classification in astronomy : controversy and consensus by Steven J Dick ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Astronomical discovery involves more than detecting something previously unseen. The reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet in 2006, and the controversy it generated, shows that discovery is a complex and ongoing process - one comprising various stages of research, interpretation, and understanding. Ranging from Galileo's observation of Jupiter's satellites, Saturn's rings, and star clusters, to Herschel's nebulae and the modern discovery of quasars and pulsars, Steven J. Dick's comprehensive history identifies the concept of "extended discovery" as the engine of progress in astronomy. The text traces more than 400 years of telescopic observation, exploring how the signal discoveries of new astronomical objects relate to and inform one another, and why controversies such as Pluto's reclassification are commonplace in the field. The volume is complete with a detailed classification system for known classes of astronomical objects, offering students, researchers, and amateur observers a valuable reference and guide"--
Extraterrestrial life and our world view at the turn of the millennium by Steven J Dick ( )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text of lecture given with footnotes. Images from the Hubble Space Telescope illustrate the lecture as well as images from text held in the Dibner Library
Polar motion : historical and scientific problems by IAU Colloquium ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical issues in the history of spaceflight by Steven J Dick ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dick, S. 1949-
Dick, S. J. 1949-
Dick, St. J. 1949-
Dick, Steven 1949-
Дик, Стивен Дж.
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