Beyond the Known

ISBN: 9781471186509 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Andrew Rader Editură: Simon & Schuster Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 352 Stoc: În stoc

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From brilliant young polymath Andrew Rader an MIT-credentialled scientist, popular podcast host and SpaceX mission manager an illuminating chronicle of exploration that spotlights humans’ insatiable desire to continually push into new and uncharted territory, from civilisation’s earliest days to current planning for interstellar travel.

For the first time in history, the human species has the technology to destroy itself. But having developed that power, humans are also able to leave Earth and voyage into the vastness of space. After millions of years of evolution, we’ve arrived at the point where we can settle other worlds and begin the process of becoming multi-planetary. How did we get here? What does the future hold for us?

Divided into four accessible sections, Beyond the Known examines major periods of discovery and rediscovery, from Classical Times, when Phoenicians, Persians and Greeks ventured forth; to The Age of European Exploration, which saw colonies sprout on nearly every continent; to The Era of Scientific Inquiry, when researchers developed brand new tools for mapping and travelling further; to Our Spacefaring Future, which unveils plans currently underway for settling other planets and, eventually, travelling to the stars.

A Mission Manager at SpaceX with a light, engaging voice, Andrew Rader is at the forefront of space exploration. As a gifted historian, Rader, who has won global acclaim for his stunning breadth of knowledge, is singularly positioned to reveal the story of human exploration that is also the story of scientific achievement. Told with an infectious zeal for travelling beyond the known, Beyond the Known illuminates how very human it is to emerge from the cave and walk towards an infinitely expanding horizon.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Istoria lumii
Perioada Istorica
Antichitatea
Autor
Andrew Rader
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Simon & Schuster
Inaltime
20
Latime
13
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
352
Subtitlu
How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars
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