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The Resource Imagining outer space : European astroculture in the twentieth century, edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert

Imagining outer space : European astroculture in the twentieth century, edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert

Label
Imagining outer space : European astroculture in the twentieth century
Title
Imagining outer space
Title remainder
European astroculture in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
NLGGC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1970-
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Geppert, Alexander C.T.
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  • Astronautics and civilization
  • Space flight in literature
  • Astronautics
  • Extraterrestrial bases
  • Outer space
Label
Imagining outer space : European astroculture in the twentieth century, edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Figures -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction -- European Astrofuturism, Cosmic Provincialism Historicizing the Space Age / A.C.T.Geppert -- PART I: NARRATING OUTER SPACE -- Space, Time and Aliens:The Role of Imagination in Outer Space / S.J.Dick -- Heaven on Earth: Tunguska, 30 June 1908 / C.Schm̲lders -- Imagining Inorganic Life: Crystalline Aliens in Science and Fiction / T.Brandstetter -- PART II: PROJECTING OUTER SPACE -- Projecting Landscapes of the Human Mind onto Another World: Changing Faces of an Imaginary Mars / R.Eisfeld -- 'Smash the Myth of the Fascist Rocket Baron': East German Attacks on Wernher von Braun in the 1960s / M.J.Neufeld -- Transcendence of Gravity: Arthur C. Clarke and the Apocalypse of Weightlessness / T.Bj̜rnvig -- PART III: VISUALIZING OUTER SPACE -- Per Media Ad Astra?: Outer Space in West Germany's Media, 1957-87 / B.Mutter -- Balloons on the Moon: Visions of Space Travel in Francophone Comic Strips / G.de Syon -- 'A Stumble in the Dark': Contextualizing Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Space: 1999 / H.Keazor -- PART IV: ENCOUNTERING OUTER SPACE -- Life as We Don't Yet Know It: An Anthropologist's First Contact with the Science of 'Weird Life' / D.Battaglia -- A Ghost in the Machine: How Sociology Tried to Explain (Away) American Flying Saucers and European Ghost Rockets, 1946-47/ P.Lagrange -- Seeing the Future of Civilization in the Skies of Quarouble: UFO Encounters and the Problem of Empire in Postwar France / J.Miller -- PART V: INSCRIBING OUTER SPACE -- Self-Reproducing Automata and the Impossibility of SETI / G.Muňvar -- Inscribing Scientific Knowledge: Interstellar Communication, NASA's Pioneer Plaque, and Contact with Cultures of the Imagination, 1971-72 / W.R.Macauley -- Alien Spotting: Damien Hirst's Beagle 2, Mars Lander Calibration Target and the Exploitation of Outer Space / T.Weddigen -- Epilogue -- Look Up: Art in the Age of Orbitization / P.Pocock -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn811013108
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 393 p., [12] p. pl.
Isbn
9780230231726
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Imagining outer space : European astroculture in the twentieth century, edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Figures -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction -- European Astrofuturism, Cosmic Provincialism Historicizing the Space Age / A.C.T.Geppert -- PART I: NARRATING OUTER SPACE -- Space, Time and Aliens:The Role of Imagination in Outer Space / S.J.Dick -- Heaven on Earth: Tunguska, 30 June 1908 / C.Schm̲lders -- Imagining Inorganic Life: Crystalline Aliens in Science and Fiction / T.Brandstetter -- PART II: PROJECTING OUTER SPACE -- Projecting Landscapes of the Human Mind onto Another World: Changing Faces of an Imaginary Mars / R.Eisfeld -- 'Smash the Myth of the Fascist Rocket Baron': East German Attacks on Wernher von Braun in the 1960s / M.J.Neufeld -- Transcendence of Gravity: Arthur C. Clarke and the Apocalypse of Weightlessness / T.Bj̜rnvig -- PART III: VISUALIZING OUTER SPACE -- Per Media Ad Astra?: Outer Space in West Germany's Media, 1957-87 / B.Mutter -- Balloons on the Moon: Visions of Space Travel in Francophone Comic Strips / G.de Syon -- 'A Stumble in the Dark': Contextualizing Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Space: 1999 / H.Keazor -- PART IV: ENCOUNTERING OUTER SPACE -- Life as We Don't Yet Know It: An Anthropologist's First Contact with the Science of 'Weird Life' / D.Battaglia -- A Ghost in the Machine: How Sociology Tried to Explain (Away) American Flying Saucers and European Ghost Rockets, 1946-47/ P.Lagrange -- Seeing the Future of Civilization in the Skies of Quarouble: UFO Encounters and the Problem of Empire in Postwar France / J.Miller -- PART V: INSCRIBING OUTER SPACE -- Self-Reproducing Automata and the Impossibility of SETI / G.Muňvar -- Inscribing Scientific Knowledge: Interstellar Communication, NASA's Pioneer Plaque, and Contact with Cultures of the Imagination, 1971-72 / W.R.Macauley -- Alien Spotting: Damien Hirst's Beagle 2, Mars Lander Calibration Target and the Exploitation of Outer Space / T.Weddigen -- Epilogue -- Look Up: Art in the Age of Orbitization / P.Pocock -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn811013108
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 393 p., [12] p. pl.
Isbn
9780230231726
Other physical details
ill.

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