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The Resource Asteroids : how love, fear, and greed will determine our future in space, Martin Elvis

Asteroids : how love, fear, and greed will determine our future in space, Martin Elvis

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Asteroids : how love, fear, and greed will determine our future in space
Title
Asteroids
Title remainder
how love, fear, and greed will determine our future in space
Statement of responsibility
Martin Elvis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Human travel into space is an enormously expensive and unforgiving endeavor. So why go? In this accessible and authoritative book, astrophysicist Martin Elvis argues that the answer is the asteroid exploration, for motives of love, fear, and greed. Elvis's personal motivation is one of scientific love - asteroid investigations may teach us about the composition of the solar system and the origins of life. A more compelling reason may be fear - of a large asteroid hitting our planet. Finally, Elvis maintains, we should consider greed: asteroids likely hold vast riches, such as large platinum deposits, and mining them could provide both a new industry and a funding source for bolder space exploration. Elvis explains how each motive can be satisfied, and how they help one another. From the origins of life, to "space billiards" and space sports, Elvis looks at how asteroids may be used in the not-so-distant future
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YDX
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Elvis, Martin,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asteroids
  • Near-Earth objects
  • Space mining
Label
Asteroids : how love, fear, and greed will determine our future in space, Martin Elvis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1198558171
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780300231922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1198558171
Label
Asteroids : how love, fear, and greed will determine our future in space, Martin Elvis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1198558171
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780300231922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1198558171

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