Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization

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Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1999 - Science - 305 pages
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"Robert Zubrin is already one of the few individuals to have had a marked impact on U. S. space policy, with his compelling advocacy of a streamlined and affordable human mission to Mars. Having galvanized the Mars mission, he now turns his attention to the larger picture of humanity's place in space, writing with a very impressive clarity, reminiscent of Asimov or McPhee. This book works among other ways as a brilliant bit of geography, or rather cosmography, in that after reading it you have a clearer idea than before of where you stand in the universe." Kim Stanley Robinson, author of "Red Mars", "Green Mars", and "Blue Mars" "Bob Zubrin is the Tom Paine of space -and about tie we had one, too. An engineer who knows how to do the feats of envisions, he unfurls an agenda for the expansion of world civilization, not just another plan for going further out. This lends his book the quality of a thoughtful manifesto, well worked out in scenarios for development that both make a profit and enlarge the human prospect." Gregory Benford, author of "Deep Time" "-Entering space- as a plan for the human future is unique in being both visionary and technically sound. It is a call to adventure and a plan for our future." Chris McKay, scientist, NASA Center for Mars Exploration.

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User Review  - Bob - Goodreads

I have never read a science or engineering book of such sweeping vision. Not only does it give insight about the next steps for the culture and technology of this planet, but it is an intelligent ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matt Ely - Goodreads

Essential reading for anyone who wants to see the ideological necessity and practical feasibility of space colonization. An exciting and compelling narrative on the immediacy with which we can embrace the human destiny of interstellar travel. Read full review

Contents

COMPLETING GLOBAL CIVILIZATION
1
CREATING A SPACEFARING CIVILIZATION
77
ENTERING GALACTIC CIVILIZATION
185
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About the author (1999)

Robert Zubrin, formerly a senior engineer at Lockheed Martin, is the founder of Pioneer Astronautics, a space-exploration research and development firm. Currently chairman of the executive committee of the National Space Society, Dr. Zubrin lives with his family in Indian Hills, Colorado.

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