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Emigrating beyond Earth : human adaptation and space colonization

Author: Cameron McPherson Smith; Evan Tyler Suliëman Davies
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Emigrating Beyond Earth" puts space colonization into the context of human evolution. Rather than focusing on the technologies and strategies needed to colonize space, the authors examine the human and societal reasons for space colonization. They make space colonization seems like a natural step by demonstrating that if will continue the human species' 4 million-year-old legacy of adaptation to difficult new  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cameron McPherson Smith; Evan Tyler Suliëman Davies
ISBN: 9781461411642 1461411645
OCLC Number: 740625676
Description: xxiii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: PART I: THE CONTEXT AND UNIQUENESS OF HUMAN EVOLUTION AND ADAPTATION --
The extraterrestrial adaptation : humanity, evolution and migration into space --
Stardust: The origins of life, evolution and adaptation --
The adaptive equipment of the genus Homo: Symbolism and niche construction --
PART II: ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST HUMAN SPACE COLONIZATION --
A choice of catastrophes: Common arguments for space colonization --
False choices: Common objections to human space colonization --
PART III: HUMAN ADAPTATION TO SPACE: LESSONS FROM THE PAST AND SHAPING THE FUTURE --
Starpaths: Adaptation to Oceania --
Building an adaptive framework for human space colonization --
Distant lands unknown: Informed speculation on the human future in space.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in popular science.
Other Titles: Human adaptation and space colonization
Responsibility: Cameron M. Smith and Evan T. Davis.
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