War in heaven: the arms race in outer space

Book Cover
Average Rating
The New Press :
Pub. Date:

When most of us think about the potential of outer space for future generations, we think of world communications, satellite navigation, and scientific exploration. U.S. Space Command, however, thinks about weapons. Believing that conflict in space and wars fought from space are inevitable, the president has called on the agency to weaponize outer space and thus provoke an arms race that could cost the United States trillions of dollars and could lead to the demise of the human race.

In War in Heaven, a Nobel Prize–nominated peace activist and a former U.S. foreign service officer (who helped write the Outer Space Treaty of 1967) look at the history of military uses of space and the current plans for “militarizing the heavens,” including kinetic, laser, nuclear bombardment, and anti-satellite weapons. Contrary to the claims of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that the United States faces a “space Pearl Harbor,” Caldicott and Eisendrath show that the United States itself is today the principal obstruction to passage of an international treaty banning weapons from outer space.

At a time when plans to build and deploy space weapons are on the administration’s agenda but only just becoming known to the general public, this book will help launch a national discussion of a critical issue.

More Details
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 3a1fc3ed-6454-1bd0-7ede-3a160387985e
full_title war in heaven the arms race in outer space
author caldicott helen
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:23AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576153919256526848
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Eisendrath, Craig R.
author Caldicott, Helen.
author-letter Caldicott, Helen.
author2 Eisendrath, Craig R.
author2-role Eisendrath, Craig R.
author_additional Helen Caldicott and Craig Eisendrath.
author_display Caldicott, Helen
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central
callnumber-a UG1520
callnumber-first U - Military Science
callnumber-subject UG - Military Engineering and Air Forces
callnumber_sort_arlington 327.174 CALDI
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
date_added 2011-01-26T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2397
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id 3a1fc3ed-6454-1bd0-7ede-3a160387985e
isbn 9781595581143
item_details ils:.b12995083|.i13365836|Central Adult Nonfiction|327.174 CALDI|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 02, 2016|can||
itype_arlington Hardback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 327.174 CALDI
local_callnumber_exact_arlington 327.174 CALDI
local_callnumber_left_arlington 327.174 CALDI
local_days_since_added_arlington 2397
num_holdings 1
oclc (OCoLC)71552237
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
physical xix, 166 p. ; 22 cm.
popularity 1
primary_isbn 9781595581143
publishDate 2007
publishDateSort 2007
publisher Distributed by W.W. Norton & Company,, The New Press :
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b12995083|Book|Books||English|The New Press :|2007.|xix, 166 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b12995083|.i13365836|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Arms control, Arms race -- History -- 21st century, Space warfare, Space weapons
table_of_contents A brief history of outer space -- The peaceful potential of outer space -- Missile defense : the prelude to space-based weapons -- The weaponization of outer space -- Alternatives to weapons in outer space -- Appendix 1: some basic information about outer space and outer space weapons -- Appendix 2: Treaty on principles governing the activities of states in the exploration and use of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies (the Outer Space Treaty of 1967).
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title War in heaven : the arms race in outer space
title_alt Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (1967).
title_display War in heaven : the arms race in outer space
title_full War in heaven : the arms race in outer space / Helen Caldicott and Craig Eisendrath
title_short War in heaven :
title_sort war in heaven the arms race in outer space
title_sub the arms race in outer space