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Title Down to Earth : satellite technologies, industries, and cultures / edited by Lisa Parks and James Schwoch
Published Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 312 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; contributors; index
Summary Though satellites are now used by a wide array of entertainment, communications, and information technologies, from radio stations to GPS devices, the business of making, launching, and maintaining satellites is still shrouded in mystery. Down to Earth presents the first comprehensive overview of the geopolitical maneuvers, financial investments, scientific innovations, and ideological struggles that take place behind the scenes of this fascinating industry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Artificial satellites in telecommunication -- Popular works.
Artificial satellites -- Popular works.
Mass media -- Popular works.
Telecommunication -- Social aspects -- Popular works.
Genre/Form Popular works.
Form Electronic book
Author Parks, Lisa.
Schwoch, James, 1955-
ISBN 0813552745
0813553334 (electronic bk.)
9780813553337 (electronic bk.)