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Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth

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This book provides information on the planning of space initiatives that can help humans tap the riches of the Solar System. This second edition examines recent developments and space launches as well as presents new planetary engineering concepts.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published April 30th 2014 by Springer (first published April 7th 2014)
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Jun 23, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it
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The Earth is undergoing rapid climate change, humans are utilizing Earth's resources at an unprecedented rate. If the human population continues this way, we will see ourselves in even more trouble very soon. Matloff, Bangs and Johnson present a different type of solution to some of our climate-change and resource use issues upon the Earth; Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth gives plausible ideas for resource use from space and technology placed in space to assist those on Earth.
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Jul 05, 2014 guiltlessreader rated it really liked it
A highly readable scientific and advocacy piece. Feels like the stuff of sci-fi but provides readers with an overview of the environmental issues we are facing as a planet and as humankind, as well as the technologies that could help us survive here and beyond.

Read my full review on my blog Guiltless Reading.
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Les Johnson is the co-author of three published popular science books, Living Off the Land in Space, Solar Sails, and Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth. His first science fiction novel, Back to the Moon, was published in December 2010 by Baen. Les is the Deputy Manager for NASAs Advanced Concepts Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. He was technical consultant for the ...more
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