Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets by Charles Wohlforth

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Read Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets Online Free - 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" 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, and 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)""



Title : Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets
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ISBN : 0804197970
Edition Language : English
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Number of Pages : 320 pages


Reviews


Carlos rated it ★★★★☆

September 02, 2017

If you are going to read this book, you need to be awed by space , you need to wonder what is the scientific breakthrough that will finally takes us out of this planet that is the only way you will enjoy the heavy science on this book. There are moments of reliefs when the author give us a glimps...


Gendou rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 19, 2017

Warning! This is a book by a crank! About cranks. For cranks. If you don't yet have a strong background in science, stay far, far away from this book lest it fill you with misconceptions and misinformation. If the contents weren't bad enough, the format of this book is awful, too. Odd chapters are...


Morgan rated it ★★★★☆

July 16, 2016

Beyond Earth is a great view of the current status of space exploration, as well as a thought experiment about how things could turn out. Each chapter covers a different aspect of space colonization and exploration. The chapters are broken up into "Present" and "Future" sections. The Present secti...


Lauren rated it ★★★★☆

December 29, 2016

This book was a good hook for stretching the imagination of what could be possible for living on another planet/moon. The writing was a little scattered and biased at times but the larger points still got across. I really enjoyed pairing the present sections with the future sections to keep thing...


Emannuel rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 12, 2016

Great idea, awful execution. If this book restrained itself to exploring the many researches on technology that could make possible human living outside earth, it would be so much better. Instead of doing it, the authors restrain themselves. For instance, when discussing artificial gravity, no al...


Ross rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 30, 2016

This is science fiction posing as real science. Actually it is more like fantasy posing as science. The author's assertion that we Earthlings will have to go to Titian to live is really preposterous. A few may go to Mars to live for kicks, but that will be the end of our trying colonize our other p...


Quinton rated it ★★★★☆

June 09, 2017

I thought the writing was good, but found I knew a good portion of the information presented and was not overly pleased by the future-present format of the book in general.


Todd rated it ★★★★☆

November 30, 2016

Beyond Earth is a nonfiction popular science book with a couple of tricks up its sleeve. First, it mixes in a near-future science fiction story as it covers our current understanding of planetary science, rocket science along with the physical and psychological effects of space travel. These alte...


Kelly rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 29, 2017

Nearly DNF'd this book. As it was, I pretty much skimmed the second half. While some of it was interesting, a lot of it was either depressing or outlandish (looking at you robots fighting terrorists).


Jim rated it ★★★☆☆

February 18, 2017

The non fiction sections are a decent overview of challenges facing manned interplanetary exploration and potential colonization. The speculative sections were off the wall. The takeaway: Better start taking care of our planet, even for those enthusiastic about exploring the solar system and beyo...





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