The Resource The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth, Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York, (large print)

The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth, Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York, (large print)

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The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth
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The future of humanity
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terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth
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Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York
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"Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars"--
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629.45/5
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QB461
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.K343 2018b
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non fiction
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bibliography
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The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth, Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York, (large print)
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The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth, Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York, (large print)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-536) and index
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Contents
Towards a multi-planet species -- Preparing for lift-off -- New golden age for space travel -- Mining the heavens -- Mars or bust -- Mars: the garden planet -- Gas giants, comets and beyond -- Robots in space -- Building a starship -- Kepler and a universe of planets -- Immortality -- Transhumanism -- Search for extra terrestrial life -- Advanced civilizations -- Leaving the universe
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24 cm.
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First large print edition.
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xxiv, 563 pages (large print)
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9780525589532
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