Cubics of historical recovery

  • Claudio Maccone
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


These words seem to summarize well a trend that often happened in history: an individual, or a civilization, rises from obscurity, reaches a peak, then falls to a minimum, but finally rises again and at such a high speed that even all previous achievements are dwarfed.


Extrasolar Planet Star Trek Roman Emperor SETI Cast Robotic Probe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Academy of Astronautics and Istituto Nazionale di AstrofisicaTorino (Turin)Italy

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