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Mining the Sky By John Lewis

Mining the Sky by John 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"

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Mining the Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets by John Lewis

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, fuels, and life-sustaining substances await us in nearby space. In this visionary book, noted planetary scientist John S. Lewis explains how we can mine these precious metals from the asteroids, comets, and planets in our own solar system for use in space construction projects. And this is just one of the possibilities. Join John S. Lewis as he contemplates milking the moons of Mars for water and hollowing out asteroids for space-bound homesteaders,all while demonstrating the economic and technical feasibility of plans that were once considered pure fiction.

About John Lewis

John S. Lewis, author of Rain of Iron and Ice, is professor of planetary sciences and codirector of the Space Engineering Research centre at the University of Arizona-Tucson. He has chaired international conferences on space resources and is a globally recognized expert on the subject.

Table of Contents

* Introduction: The End is Near? * Humanity Awakening to Space * A Pocket Guide to the Moon * Castles Build of Moondust * Asteroids and Comets in Our Backyard * The Best Things Come in Small Packages * Catching a Ride in Space * Power from the Sun, the Moon, and Asteroids * Mars in Imagination and Reality * Homesteading Mars * Phobos and Deimos * The Asteroid Belt: Treasure Beyond Count * The Outer Planets: Power Beyond Measure * Environmental Solutions for Earth * Civilization in Space * Afterword

Additional information

GOR003776630
Mining the Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets by John Lewis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Inc
1997-09-23
274
0201328194
9780201328196
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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