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Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pantheon Books
Publication date November 15, 2016
Pages 288
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780804197977
ISBN-10 0804197970
Dimensions 0.81 by 6.13 by 9.25 in.
Original list price $27.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer, a propulsive 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 Beyond Earth, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R.Hendrix 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 even be able to fly like birds in the minimal gravitational field—offers the most realistic and thrill­ing prospect of life without support from Earth.

(With 8 pages of color illustrations) 

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With Charles Wohlforth | from Pantheon Books (November 15, 2016)
9780804197977 | details & prices | 288 pages | 6.13 × 9.25 × 0.81 in. | List price $27.95
About: From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer, a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable.

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