The Resource Emigrating Beyond Earth : Human Adaptation and Space Colonization, by Cameron M Smith, Evan T. Davies, (electronic resource)

Emigrating Beyond Earth : Human Adaptation and Space Colonization, by Cameron M Smith, Evan T. Davies, (electronic resource)

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Emigrating Beyond Earth : Human Adaptation and Space Colonization
Title
Emigrating Beyond Earth
Title remainder
Human Adaptation and Space Colonization
Statement of responsibility
by Cameron M Smith, Evan T. Davies
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
For four million years humankind has been actively expanding geographically and in doing so has adapted to a wide variety of hostile environments. Now we are looking towards the ultimate adaptation - the colonization of space. Emigrating Beyond Earth illustrates that this is not a technocratic endeavor, but a natural continuation of human evolution; a journey not just for the engineer and rocket scientist, but for everyman. Based on the most current understanding of our universe, human adaptation and evolution, the authors explain why space colonization must be planned as an adaptation to, rather than the conquest of, space. Emigrating Beyond Earth argues that space colonization is an insurance policy for our species, and that it isn't about rockets and robots, it's about humans doing what we've been doing for four million years: finding new places and new ways to live. Applying a unique anthropological approach, the authors outline a framework for continued human space exploration and offer a glimpse of a possible human future involving interstellar travel and settlement of worlds beyond our own
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Smith, Cameron M
Dewey number
919.904
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Language note
English
LC call number
QB495-500.269
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Davies, Evan T.
Series statement
Popular Science,
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  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy
  • Human Geography
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Human Geography
Label
Emigrating Beyond Earth : Human Adaptation and Space Colonization, by Cameron M Smith, Evan T. Davies, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements and Dedications -- About the Authors -- Preface -- Part I: The Context and Uniqueness of Human Evolution and Adaptation -- Chapter 1: The Extraterrestrial Adaptation: Humanity, Evolution and Migration Into Space -- Chapter 2: Stardust: The Origins of Life, Evolution and Adaptation -- Chapter 3: The Adaptive Equipment of the Genus Homo: Symbolism and Niche Construction -- Part II: Arguments For and Against Human Space Colonization -- Chapter 4: A Choice of Catastrophes - Common Arguments for Space Colonization -- Chapter 5: False Choices - Common Objections to Human Space Colonization -- Part III: Human Adaptation to Space - Lessons from the Past and Shaping the Future -- Chapter 6: Starpaths - Adaptation to Oceania -- Chapter 7: Building an Adaptive Framework for Human Future in Space -- Bibliography -- Index
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2012.
Extent
1 online resource (304 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781461411659
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computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-1165-9
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remote
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  • (CKB)2550000000106894
  • (EBL)994009
  • (OCoLC)795908250
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Label
Emigrating Beyond Earth : Human Adaptation and Space Colonization, by Cameron M Smith, Evan T. Davies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements and Dedications -- About the Authors -- Preface -- Part I: The Context and Uniqueness of Human Evolution and Adaptation -- Chapter 1: The Extraterrestrial Adaptation: Humanity, Evolution and Migration Into Space -- Chapter 2: Stardust: The Origins of Life, Evolution and Adaptation -- Chapter 3: The Adaptive Equipment of the Genus Homo: Symbolism and Niche Construction -- Part II: Arguments For and Against Human Space Colonization -- Chapter 4: A Choice of Catastrophes - Common Arguments for Space Colonization -- Chapter 5: False Choices - Common Objections to Human Space Colonization -- Part III: Human Adaptation to Space - Lessons from the Past and Shaping the Future -- Chapter 6: Starpaths - Adaptation to Oceania -- Chapter 7: Building an Adaptive Framework for Human Future in Space -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2012.
Extent
1 online resource (304 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461411659
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4614-1165-9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000106894
  • (EBL)994009
  • (OCoLC)795908250
  • (SSID)ssj0000695380
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11416238
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000695380
  • (PQKBWorkID)10689232
  • (PQKB)10597744
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4614-1165-9
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC994009
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000106894

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