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The view from space : NASA's evolving struggle to understand our home planet

Author: Richard B Leshner; Kimberly K Smith; Thor Hogan
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019] ©2019
Series: Environment and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1990, NASA began developing Mission to Planet Earth (MTPE), an initiative aimed at using satellites to study the planet's environment from space. MTPE's main goal was to better understand  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Observations
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Leshner; Kimberly K Smith; Thor Hogan
ISBN: 9780700628315 0700628312 9780700628322 0700628320
OCLC Number: 1090696280
Description: xi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A global view of the earth --
Evolution of an idea --
Long road to a new mission --
Rearguard action to save EOS --
Last hard push to secure EOS.
Series Title: Environment and society.
Responsibility: Richard B. Leshner and Thor Hogan.

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For anyone interested in how America's civilian space agency became a critical force in advancing earth science, including climate change research, The View from Space is essential reading. The Read more...

 
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