Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets
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Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets


From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer: a propulsive account of t.......

Title:Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets Reviews

  • Gendou
    Feb 14, 2017

    Warning! This is a book by a crank! About cranks. For cranks. If you don't yet have a strong background in science, stay far, far away from this book lest it fill you with misconceptions and misinform...

  • Morgan
    Jul 16, 2016

    Beyond Earth is a great view of the current status of space exploration, as well as a thought experiment about how things could turn out. Each chapter covers a different aspect of space colonization a...

  • Lauren W
    Dec 29, 2016

    This book was a good hook for stretching the imagination of what could be possible for living on another planet/moon. The writing was a little scattered and biased at times but the larger points still...

  • Emannuel K.
    Dec 12, 2016

    Great idea, awful execution. If this book restrained itself to exploring the many researches on technology that could make possible human living outside earth, it would be so much better. Instead of d...

  • Ross
    Nov 30, 2016

    This is science fiction posing as real science. Actually it is more like fantasy posing as science.The author's assertion that we Earthlings will have to go to Titian to live is really preposterous.A ...

  • Todd
    Nov 20, 2016

    Beyond Earth is a nonfiction popular science book with a couple of tricks up its sleeve. First, it mixes in a near-future science fiction story as it covers our current understanding of planetary scie...

  • Glen Stripling
    Jan 27, 2017

    It was my pleasure to read BEYOND EARTH - OUR PATH TO A NEW HOME IN THE PLANETS. As a science fiction writer, I am always looking for new material to write about and I am so glad I got a hold of this ...

  • Rick
    May 31, 2017

    I really enjoyed this. I appreciated the back-and-forth between detailing the current level of technology and understanding of the effects of long-term space flight on one hand and presenting a possib...

  • Jim Witkins
    Feb 18, 2017

    The non fiction sections are a decent overview of challenges facing manned interplanetary exploration and potential colonization. The speculative sections were off the wall. The takeaway: Better start...

  • Kelly
    May 26, 2017

    Nearly DNF'd this book. As it was, I pretty much skimmed the second half. While some of it was interesting, a lot of it was either depressing or outlandish (looking at you robots fighting terrorists)....