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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

Label
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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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 fiasco. In Beyond Earth, the authors offer groundbreaking research and argue persuasively 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 be able to fly like birds in the minimal gravitational field offers the most realistic, and thrilling, prospect of life without support from Earth
Summary
A leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer present a chronicle of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the idea of space colonization into an achievable goal, sharing arguments in favor of targeting Saturn's moon, Titan
Tone
Writing style
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10540012
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wohlforth, Charles P
Dewey number
629.45/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Hendrix, Amanda R
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True
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  • Manned space flight
  • Astronautics
  • Space flight
  • Space flight
  • Astronautics
  • Manned space flight
  • Space flight
  • Space flight
Target audience
adult
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our path to a new home in the planets
Label
Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn940933205
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780804197977
Lccn
2016009498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)940933205
Label
Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn940933205
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780804197977
Lccn
2016009498
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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