Mining the Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets, and Planets

Mining the Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets, and Planets

by John S. Lewis
     
 

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"While we worry over the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, the pollution of our planet, and the challenges presented by the earth’s growing population, billions of dollars worth of metals, fu"See more details below

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"While we worry over the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, the pollution of our planet, and the challenges presented by the earth’s growing population, billions of dollars worth of metals, fu"

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As we near the end of the 20th century, humankind must deal with the energy crisis and the depletion of natural resources. Lewis (Rain of Iron and Ice, LJ 1/96) argues that the solution to both these problems lies beyond the earth-that we can tap the vast resources of the solar system, in particular the asteroids, as a source of materials and the sun as a source of power. He even describes how we could colonize Mars. Introducing each chapter with a science fiction-type prolog, Lewis goes on to tell how all this can be achieved. Through occasionally tedious passages, he argues that his proposals are both technologically and economically feasible if done by private enterprise, not as a government project. For general collections. [Robert M. Zubrin's The Case for Mars, reviewed below, also proposes an economically feasible manned Mars program.-Ed.]-Harold D. Shane, Baruch Coll., CUNY

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ISBN-13:
9780201328196
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Helix Bks.
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
921,625
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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