- By Ben R. Finney Eric M. Jones

Interstellar Migration and the Human Experience

  • Title: Interstellar Migration and the Human Experience
  • Author: Ben R. Finney Eric M. Jones
  • ISBN: 9780520058989
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Paperback
  • Interstellar Migration and the Human Experience This book weaves together essays by twenty five noted scholars from the social and space sciences which examine the human as well as the technological side of our future beyond Earth

    This book weaves together essays by twenty five noted scholars from the social and space sciences which examine the human as well as the technological side of our future beyond Earth.

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    1. The tile to the contrary, this is not very much about how humans would experience interstellar and other extraterrestrial environments. It's full of fascinating, if sometimes disturbing, ideas. (For example, I'd prefer to see the idea of stellar husbandry tried somewhere else before it was implemented in the Solar System. There're too many unresolved issues (like what do you do with the extra hydrogen in the interim?).)By and large, the essays read like articles in the Journal of The British Int [...]

    2. The book contains a series of essays, the published proceedings of The Conference on Interstellar Migration that took place in 1983 at Los Alamos. Now three decades in the past, many of the perspectives are somewhat dated. However, the core physics and essential social questions remain potent. The essays consider not just the technological hurdles of human colonization of space, but the myriad sociological, ethical, biological, and psychological challenges as well. The essays look to the past fo [...]

    3. An influential book, to me, back in 1987. First, because it was the first book I'd read combining social science and space sciences. Second, because it resulted in me contacting editor Eric M. Jones, with whom I later worked on the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, a cooperation that I look back on fondly.

    4. (read 3/6/13) An anthology of collected papers dealing with issues that will effect humans when/if we take to the stars to colonize space. The work is very scholarly in nature, dealing with issues such as nature of space travel, the cost of mining resources, breeding and the effects of space on the future evolution of the species. Interesting for anyone fascinated by science.

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