How We'll Live on Mars

How We'll Live on Mars

by Stephen Petranek


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476784762
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/ TED
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Series: TED Books Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 95,649
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stephen Petranek’s career of more than forty years in the publishing world is marked by numerous prizes and awards for excellent writing on science, nature, technology, politics, economics, and more. He has been editor-in-chief of the world’s largest science magazine, Discover, the editor of The Washington Post’s magazine, founding editor and editor-in-chief of This Old House magazine for Time Inc., senior editor for science at Life Magazine, and group editor-in-chief of Weider History Group’s ten history magazines. His TED talk, 10 Ways the World Could End, has been viewed over a million times. He is now the editor of Breakthrough Technology Alert, for which he finds the investment opportunities that create true value and move the human race forward.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Dream 1

Chapter 1 Das Marsprojekt 7

Chapter 2 The Great Private Space Race 15

Chapter 3 Rockets Are Tricky 21

Chapter 4 Big Questions 26

Chapter 5 The Economics of Mars 30

Chapter 6 Living on Mars 39

Chapter 7 Making Mars in Earth's image 55

Chapter 8 The Next Gold Rush 70

Chapter 9 The Final Frontier 75

Acknowledgments 79

Image Credits 80

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