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Watching earth from space : how surveillance helps us -- and harms us

Author: Pat Norris
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester : Praxis, ©2010.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Our planet is constantly monitored by hundreds of space-borne instruments. This book describes the technology of those instruments and the sciences they provide with useful data. It also discusses  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Remote-sensing images
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Norris
ISBN: 9781441969378 1441969373 9781441969385 1441969381
OCLC Number: 697592249
Notes: Published in association with Praxis Publishing.
Description: xx, 284 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: The threat of satellite images --
Weather satellites --
Climate change --
Commercial surveillance : mapping on a large scale --
Society and survival --
Where am I ? where are they? --
Monitoring nuclear weapons --
Military imaging satellites : long-range intelligence --
Military radio surveillance from space --
The future.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Other Titles: How surveillance helps us -- and harms us
Responsibility: Pat Norris.

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