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Spacefarers

by Time-Life Books

  • 182 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Time-Life Books in Alexandria, VA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Outer space
    • Subjects:
    • Manned space flight,
    • Outer space -- Exploration

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-140) and index.

      Statementby the editors of Time-Life Books.
      SeriesVoyage through the universe
      ContributionsTime-Life Books.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTL793 .S66 1989
      The Physical Object
      Pagination144 p. :
      Number of Pages144
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2186451M
      ISBN 100809468913, 0809468921
      LC Control Number89004482

      “Spacefarers is the best book I’ve read on space exploration since Isaac Asimov.” — Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine “Spacefarers is at once delightfully imaginative and highly practical.” — Science News “The great thing about this book is its balance between optimism and realism, between respect and frivolity.”. Spacefarers meets these questions head on. While many books have speculated on the possibility of living beyond the Earth, few have delved into the practical challenges or plausible motives for leaving the safe confines of our home planet. Christopher Wanjek argues that there is little doubt we will be returning to the Moon and exploring Mars.

      The latest attempt in that long-running effort to make a case for human spaceflight is Spacefarers by Christopher Wanjek, a science writer whose career includes both stints at NASA as well as a joke writer for Jay Leno on The Tonight book’s subtitle claims he will chart a path for how humans will go beyond the Earth.   Space settlements, Moon bases, and Mars colonies—no matter how futuristic—all require a business plan, explains science journalist Christopher Wanjek .

      WOMEN SPACEFARERS. 88 likes. BookFollowers: Spacefarers usefully gives a good overview of what has been achieved and what is in the works -- complete with missteps along the way -- along with the more speculative, making for a realistically grounded overview. A great deal can be accomplished and learned without a human presence, as many space probes have demonstrated, but Wanjek also understands the human yearning to explore in .


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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (some color). Series Title: Voyage through the universe. Responsibility: by the editors of Time-Life Books.