Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century
  • Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century
  • Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century

Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century

by Phillip Harris
     
 

This updated book provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources and to establish offworld settlements. The user-friendly volume offers numerous photographs, diagrams, exhibits, and case studies.

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This updated book provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources and to establish offworld settlements. The user-friendly volume offers numerous photographs, diagrams, exhibits, and case studies.

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"An excellently referenced compendium of the behavioral and social science issues related to the creation of a spacefaring civilization." ( David Brandt-Erichsen, National Space Society, January 2009)

"Harris discusses the need for a global space ethos, that is, that the fundamental character of global culture needs to embrace the concept of humans living and working beyond the Earth." (Jeff Foust, The Space Review, November 17, 2008)

"Space Enterprise … will be ‘a classic in the global space community, as well as a university textbook, and basis for an educational media project.’ … This book is a combination of future scenarios and the managerial, psychological, medical, legal, and political structures needed to deal with space colonization. … Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and all undergraduates interested in space studies." (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)

“Harris, a behavioural psychologist and futurist, covers a lot of ground in this well-researched volume. … covering everything from learning from current spacefarers through to considerations of team performance, productivity, human/machine interfaces, and ergonomics and ecology. … A number of appendices make up the last part of the book, providing more thought on governance issues, lunar development … and lessons to be learned from today’s space entrepreneurs. … thought-provoking book, and will be of interest to anyone concerned with where humanity is going in space.” (Liftoff, Issue 260, November-December, 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387776392
Publisher:
Praxis
Publication date:
09/27/2008
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
620
Sales rank:
1,226,048
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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