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Spaceship Earth
     

Spaceship Earth

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by Tom Schwartz
 

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With the launch of Stephen Hawkings new book along with his headline seeking claim that "the concept of God is not needed to explain the existence of the universe", this book feels very topical. Spaceship Earth is a great book full of interesting ideas and works very well as both a gentle introduction to the "closed system" big bang theory and as a science fiction

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With the launch of Stephen Hawkings new book along with his headline seeking claim that "the concept of God is not needed to explain the existence of the universe", this book feels very topical. Spaceship Earth is a great book full of interesting ideas and works very well as both a gentle introduction to the "closed system" big bang theory and as a science fiction book in it's own right. This story is set on an absolutely epic scale and covers over 70 billion years, the whole cycle of the universe from big bang to big crunch and has to be the biggest scale story I have ever read - surpassing even Stephen Baxter's works (just about anyway). SciFi & Fantasy Books, September 2010

From the author of How Mother Nature Flowered the Fields. Spaceship Earth is a grand epic, dealing with the creation of the universe and the cyclic "Big Bang" theory. The story takes readers through one cycle, covering a period of approximately 70 billion years. Scientists discover the universe is a closed system that will eventually collapse upon itself. To survive, mankind must find a way to live through the "Big Bang" cycles for whether the universe is in the midst of the first or tenth cycle, the "Big Bang" will occur again and mankind's continued existence depends upon getting Earth out of harms way. In a desperate gambit to save all life on Earth, scientists develop a plan to turn Earth itself into a spaceship and executing this plan over billions of years requires that all nations across the world commit their resources and their determination, for once committed there can be no turning back. Spaceship Earth must either become a reality or all life on Earth will cease to exist.

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With the launch of Stephen Hawking's new book along with his headline seeking claim that "the concept of God is not needed to explain the existence of the universe", this book feels very topical. Spaceship Earth is a great book full of interesting ideas and works very well as both a gentle introduction to the "closed system" big bang theory and as a science fiction book in it's own right. This story is set on an absolutely epic scale and covers over 70 billion years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575458427
Publisher:
RP Books & Audio
Publication date:
04/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Tom Schwartz was born in December 1930, in Brooklyn, NY where he attended Public Schools including the Manhattan H S of Aviation Trades. In 1951 he enlisted in the Navy and won a "Fleet" appointment to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation, he served in the US Air Force where he spent most of his 27 years in the Research and Development area. After retiring from the Air Force as a Lt. Col., he worked for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Program Manager. He now resides in Melbourne, Florida, where he writes nature stories for elementary school children. He began writing these stories for his grandchildren, and soon after started visiting the schools in his area to interest the children about the importance of the environment.

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Spaceship Earth 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only have sample but where's the Audio? Can I only read it? I'm still interested but I found this searching for audiobooks for Nook. I want Audiobooks for Nook! (Not only)