Humans in Outer Space by Kai-Uwe Schrogl +

Humans in Outer Space – Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Kai-Uwe Schrogl (auth.), Ulrike Landfester, Nina-Louisa Remuss, Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Jean-Claude Worms
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Overview: Following the first comprehensive transdisciplinary dialogue on humans in outer space which resulted in "Humans in Outer Space – Interdisciplinary Odysseys", the European Science Foundation (ESF), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) have continued and deepened this transdisciplinary dialogue, which can now be found in Humans in Outer Space – Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Going further than regarding humans as better-than-robot tools for exploration, it investigates the human quest for odysseys beyond Earth’s atmosphere and reflects on arising issues related to Europe’s role among the States conducting human exploration. It provides perspectives related to governance, management of space exploration, space settlements, the role of astronauts in the future as well as related to the encounter of extraterrestrial life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai by Tony Holmes

Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai: Pacific Theater 1944-45 (Osprey Duel 91) by Tony Holmes
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Overview: By the early months of 1944 in the Pacific, the US Navy’s burgeoning force of carrier-based F6F-3/5 Hellcats had pretty much wiped the skies clear of Japanese fighters during a series of one-sided aerial engagements. However, starting in October they faced the superb Kawanishi N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-Kai, a formidable fighter with improved armament, a powerful engine and excellent manoeuvrability that in contrast to earlier Japanese fighters had the ability to withstand a greater degree of battle damage.
Japanese pilots using this aircraft would claim more than 170 aerial victories over Kyushu and whilst escorting Kamikazes attacking Allied ships off Okinawa. US Navy Hellcat pilots in turn were credited with many of the scores of Shiden-Kais that were downed attempting to defend Japan. This fully illustrated book compares these two fascinating aircraft, using specially commissioned artwork, first-hand accounts and a thorough technical analysis.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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An Introduction to Yōkai Culture: Monsters, Ghosts, and…

An Introduction to Yōkai Tradition: Monsters, Ghosts, and Outsiders in Japanese Historical past
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