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Paradise Regained

The Regreening of Earth

  • Les Johnson
  • Gregory L. Matloff
  • C Bangs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
    Pages 1-9
  3. Mythical Paradise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 11-19
    3. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 21-27
  4. Paradise Lost?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 29-38
    3. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 39-48
    4. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 49-57
    5. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 59-66
    6. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 67-78
    7. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 79-86
  5. Paradise Regained

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 86-86
    2. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 89-105
    3. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 107-117
    4. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 119-131
    5. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 133-143
    6. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 145-156
    7. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 157-167
    8. Les Johnson, Gregory L. Matloff, C Bangs
      Pages 169-172
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-6

About this book

Introduction

What was our planet like before the advent of our modern civilization? What effect has our civilization had on the planet and its ecology? Paradise Regained begins by discussing these questions and then generates a scenario for the re-greening of Earth. It introduces new and innovative ideas on how humankind could use the resources of the Solar System for terrestrial benefit.

The environmental challenges facing humanity today are too serious to be resolved simply by conservation and current technologies. Paradise Regained highlights the risk of humankind's future extinction from environmental degradation. Human population growth, climate change, and the diminishing sustainability of the few remaining habitats for wildlife are all analyzed.

Rather than losing heart, we need to recognize that the answer to these problems lies in the development of space. Not only will extraterrestrial resources avert a crisis, but they will also provide the basis for continued technological and societal progress. The resources of the Solar System will help us meet our projected industrial needs. Space-based power generation systems will work synergistically with Earth-based conservation. The book concludes with a discussion on how closed ecological systems in space will function.

This is a book that needs to be read urgently by many, if we are to save ourselves from environmental disasters and build a prosperous and sustainable future for all the creatures of Earth.

Keywords

Alternative Energy Environmental D Environmental Studies Future Studies Global warming Saving Earth Space Science Space Technology for Saving Earth Space-based Power Generation Survival of Earth Sustainability in Space Sustainability of Earth Technological Solutions to Environmental Problems climate change environment

Authors and affiliations

  • Les Johnson
    • 1
  • Gregory L. Matloff
    • 2
  • C Bangs
    • 3
  1. 1.MadisonUSA
  2. 2.New York City College of TechnologyBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.BrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79986-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-79985-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-79986-5
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