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Living Off the Land in Space: Green Roads to the Cosmos

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Human civilization has evolved to the point at which we can consider tapping space resources and expanding beyond Earth's atmosphere. The Introduction surveys possible motivations for large-scale human emigration to space. Since our early ancestors began to move out of Africa, humans have constantly expanded their range. Today, the pattern of human settlement extends from ...more
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published June 6th 2007 by Springer
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Jul 03, 2015 Ian rated it really liked it
while the title was slightly misleading to me; I was expecting a study of Terraforming technologies. It does provide at least a beginners view of technologies examined thus far for expanded space exploration. It does not however, provide technical details on these methods that an advanced space enthusiast might require.
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The artwork wasn't really my style, but I appreciated the clear explanations of different types of propulsion systems.
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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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