Emigrating Beyond Earth

Human Adaptation and Space Colonization

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-1164-2 (Print) 978-1-4614-1165-9 (Online)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. The Context and Uniqueness of Human Evolution and Adaptation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-29

      The Extraterrestrial Adaptation: Humanity, Evolution, and Migration into Space

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 31-79

      Stardust: The Origins of Life, Evolution and Adaptation

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 81-109

      The Adaptive Suite of Genus Homo: Cognitive Modernity and Niche Construction

  3. Arguments For Against Human Space Colonization

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 113-149

      A Choice of Catastrophes: Common Arguments for Space Colonization

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 151-177

      False Choices: Common Objections to Human Space Colonization

  4. Human Adaptation to Space: Lessons from the Past and Shaping the Future

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 179-179

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 181-203

      Starpaths: Adaptation to Oceania

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 205-240

      Building an Adaptive Framework for Human Space Colonization

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 241-265

      Distant Lands Unknown: Informed Speculation on the Human Future in Space

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 267-290