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Frontiers of space risk : natural cosmic hazards & societal challenges

Author: Richard J Wilman; Christopher J Newman
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Frontiers of space risk.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
(DLC) 2018003609
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Wilman; Christopher J Newman
ISBN: 9781315188294 1315188295 9781351742672 1351742671 9781351742665 1351742663 9781351742658 1351742655
OCLC Number: 1034633359
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Asteroid and cometary impact hazards / Mark Bailey --
Space weather --
the sun as a natural hazard / Mike Hapgood --
Hazards & habitability: galactic perspectives / Richard J. Wilman, Pratika Dayal & 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 & 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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