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, (electronic 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, (electronic resource)

Label
The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth
Title
The future of humanity
Title remainder
terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
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TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaku, Michio
Dewey number
629.45/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB461
LC item number
.K343 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astrophysics
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • SCIENCE / Space Science
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Astrophysics
  • Science
Label
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, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=372&titleID=3442433
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-324) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Toward a multiplanet species -- Part I: Leaving the Earth -- Preparing for liftoff -- New golden age of space travel -- Mining the heavens -- Mars or bust -- Mars: the garden planet -- Gas giants, comets, and beyond -- Part II: Voyage to the stars -- Robots in space -- Building a starship -- Kepler and a universe of planets -- Part III: Life in the universe -- Immortality -- Transhumanism and technology -- Search for extraterrestrial life -- Advanced civilizations -- Leaving the universe
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 339 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385542777
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a07f5890-0a9c-4070-83b4-6436481c4d1c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023862794
Label
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, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=372&titleID=3442433
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-324) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Toward a multiplanet species -- Part I: Leaving the Earth -- Preparing for liftoff -- New golden age of space travel -- Mining the heavens -- Mars or bust -- Mars: the garden planet -- Gas giants, comets, and beyond -- Part II: Voyage to the stars -- Robots in space -- Building a starship -- Kepler and a universe of planets -- Part III: Life in the universe -- Immortality -- Transhumanism and technology -- Search for extraterrestrial life -- Advanced civilizations -- Leaving the universe
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 339 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385542777
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a07f5890-0a9c-4070-83b4-6436481c4d1c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023862794

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