The Resource Harvesting space for a greener Earth, Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson

Harvesting space for a greener Earth, Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson

Label
Harvesting space for a greener Earth
Title
Harvesting space for a greener Earth
Statement of responsibility
Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What was our planet like in years past? How has our civilization affected Earth and its ecology? Harvesting Space for a Greener Planet, the Second Edition of Paradise Regained: The Regreening of the Earth, begins by discussing these questions, and then generates a scenario for the restoration of Earth. It introduces new and innovative ideas on how we could use the Solar System and its resources for terrestrial benefit. The environmental challenges that face us today cannot be resolved by conservation and current technologies alone. Harvesting Space highlights the risk of humankind's future extinction from environmental degradation. Population growth, global climate change, and maintaining sustainability of habitats for wildlife are all considered, among other issues. Rather than losing heart, we need to realize that the solutions to these problems lie in being good stewards of the planet and in the development of space. Not only will the solutions offered here avert a crisis, they will also provide the basis for continued technological and societal progress. Tapping the resources of near-Earth asteroids will lead to methods of diverting those asteroids that threaten Earth. Space-based terrestrial power generation systems will work synergistically with Earth-based conservation. This book needs to be read urgently and widely, if we are to save ourselves from environmental disaster, reduce the risk of catastrophic cosmic impacts, and build a prosperous and sustainable future for all the creatures of Earth
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
333.7153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE140
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Harvesting space for a greener Earth, Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson
Publication
Note
  • First edition published in 2010 under the title: Paradise regained : the regreening of Earth
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on Apr. 16, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
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
Control code
ocn876842246
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461494263
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b30363354
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)876842246
  • ebl1461494265

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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