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Frontiers of space risk : natural cosmic hazards and societal challenges

Author: Richard J Wilman; Christopher J Newman
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book will offer the reader fresh perspectives on numerous aspects of space risk, covering both risks to Earth-based activities arising from space events (natural and manmade), and the risks inherent in space activity itself. Drawing on the expertise of contributors from a wide range of disciplines, the book will cover the nature of the physical risks, and appropriate engineering, financial, legal and policy  Read more...
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Frontiers of space risk
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
(DLC) 2018027050
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Wilman; Christopher J Newman
ISBN: 9781138726383 1138726389
OCLC Number: 1019615597
Description: xii , 285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Christopher J. Newman and Richard J. Wilman --
Asteroid and cometary impact hazards / Mark E. Bailey --
Space weather: the sun as a natural hazard / Mike Hapgood --
Hazards & habitability: galactic perspectives / Richard J. Wilman, Pratika Dayal, and Martin J. Ward --
Space debris: risk and mitigation / Camilla Colombo, Francesca Letizia, Mirko Trisolini, and Hugh Lewis --
Commercial space risks, spacecraft insurance, and the fragile frontier / Mark Williamson --
Space sustainability / Christopher D. Johnson --
Space activity and the nascent risk of terrorism / Ben Middleton --
Reconciling the past, present and future of national security, military activity, and space law / Michael J. Listner --
Managing the resource revolution: space law in the new space age / Thomas Cheney and Christopher J. Newman.
Responsibility: edited by Richard J. Wilman, Christopher J. Newman.

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"The book will offer the reader fresh perspectives on numerous aspects of space risk, covering both risks to Earth-based activities arising from space events (natural and manmade), and the risks inherent in space activity itself. Drawing on the expertise of contributors from a wide range of disciplines, the book will cover the nature of the physical risks, and appropriate engineering, financial, legal and policy solutions to mitigate them"--

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