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Posted December 26, 2012
Posted December 6, 2009
I bought the book as a companion to Zubrin's "How to Live on Mars."
Alas, it turned out that Piers Bizony's book doesn't provide the nuts-and-bolts information to permit me to get to Mars. However, it is the best little book (224 pages) to use as a starting point for learning about the politics, the science, the engineering, and the finances of space travel. Its primary shortcomings are the necessarily limited scope of the short book and a lack of an index.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I an imagine this book being a very useful introduction for a mildly-interested high school student. Or an adult who needs a first exposure to the concepts. Reporters and politicians would be a good market for it, also.
It will remain on my shelf of reference books, next to Robert Zubrin's book, at least until I find a book that has plans and a list of parts sources.