Book 2014

Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-9425-6 (Print) 978-1-4614-9426-3 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Mythical Paradise

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-7

      Introduction: Welcome to the Present

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      Pages 9-19

      Space Utilization: A Moral Imperative

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      Pages 21-31

      The Formation of Earth and the Solar System

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      Pages 33-41

      Earth Before People: Utopia or Nightmare?

  3. Paradise Lost?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 43-43

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      Pages 45-55

      The Environmental Dilemma: Progress or Collapse?

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      Pages 57-66

      An Exploding Population

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      Pages 67-76

      Climate Change

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      Pages 77-85

      Vanishing Life

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      Pages 87-98

      Diminishing Energy

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      Pages 99-106

      Humans Before the Industrial Age: A Desirable Ecological Goal?

  4. Sky Harvest

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107

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      Pages 109-125

      Raw Materials from Space

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      Pages 127-138

      Power from the Sun

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      Pages 139-152

      Environmental Monitoring from Space

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      Pages 153-164

      Protecting Earth

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      Pages 165-172

      Mitigating Global Warming Using Planetary Engineering

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      Pages 173-184

      Mitigating Global Warming Using Space-Based Approaches

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      Chapter

      Pages 185-197

      Settling the Solar System

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      Pages 199-203

      An Optimistic Future

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 205-277