Grappling with Gravity: How Will Life Adapt to Living in Space?

Grappling with Gravity: How Will Life Adapt to Living in Space?

by Robert W. Phillips
     
 

Grappling with Gravity explores the physiological changes that will occur in humans and the plants and animals that accompany humans as we move to new worlds, whether it beto acolony in the emptiness of space or settlements on the moon, Mars, or other moons or planets.

This book focuses on the biomedical aspects, while not ignoring other life-changing influences

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Overview

Grappling with Gravity explores the physiological changes that will occur in humans and the plants and animals that accompany humans as we move to new worlds, whether it beto acolony in the emptiness of space or settlements on the moon, Mars, or other moons or planets.

This book focuses on the biomedical aspects, while not ignoring other life-changing influences of space living. For example, what happens to people physiologically in the microgravity of space, where weight and the direction "up" are meaningless?

Adapting to microgravity represents the greatest physical challenge that human life will have encountered since our ancestors moved from the seas to solid Earth. It will be the next great adventure!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441968982
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/08/2011
Series:
Astronomers' Universe Series
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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