The Resource Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph. D

Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph. D

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Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets
Title
Beyond Earth
Title remainder
our path to a new home in the planets
Statement of responsibility
Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph. D
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Language
eng
Summary
From a planetary scientist and a science writer, this book is an account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable. We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs -- Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos -- are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space. But Beyond Earth does not offer another wide-eyed technology fantasy: instead, it is grounded not only in the human capacity for invention and the appeal of adventure but also in the bureaucratic, political, and scientific realities that present obstacles to space travel -- realities that have hampered NASA'S efforts ever since the Challenger disaster. In this book, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix offer research and argue that not Mars, but Titan -- a moon of Saturn with a nitrogen atmosphere, a weather cycle, and an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy, where we will even be able to fly like birds in the minimal gravitational field -- offers the most realistic prospect of life without support from Earth
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.45/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL790
LC item number
.W63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph. D
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Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph. D
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Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • The psychology of space travel
  • Who gets to go?
  • Why move into space?
  • Settling a frontier
  • The step after next
  • The way off the Earth
  • How to predict the future
  • The inner solar system and the problem with NASA
  • A home in the outer solar system
  • Building a rocket quickly
  • The health barrier to deep space
  • Robots in space
  • Solutions for long journeys
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ocn940933205
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804197977
Lccn
2016018868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)940933205

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