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The Resource The consequential frontier : challenging the privatization of space, Peter Ward

The consequential frontier : challenging the privatization of space, Peter Ward

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The consequential frontier : challenging the privatization of space
Title
The consequential frontier
Title remainder
challenging the privatization of space
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ward
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This in-depth work of reportage dares to ask what's at stake in privatizing outer space Earth is in trouble--so dramatically that we're now scrambling to explore space for valuable resources and a home for permanent colonization. With the era of NASA's dominance now behind us, the private sector is winning this new space race. But if humans and their private wealth have made such a mess of Earth, who can say we won't do the same in space? In The Consequential Frontier, business and technology journalist Peter Ward is raising this vital question before it's too late. Interviewing tech CEOs, inventors, scientists, lobbyists, politicians, and future civilian astronauts, Ward sheds light on a whole industry beyond headline-grabbing rocket billionaires like Bezos and Musk, and introduces the new generation of activists trying to keep it from rushing recklessly into the cosmos. With optimism for what humans might accomplish in space if we could leave our tendency toward deregulation, inequality, and environmental destruction behind, Ward shows just how much cooperation it will take to protect our universal resource and how beneficial it could be for all of us"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ward, Peter
Dewey number
338.0919
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9711.75.A2
LC item number
W37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space industrialization
  • Space industrialization
Label
The consequential frontier : challenging the privatization of space, Peter Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The cold war and the outer space treaty -- The 1990s : a false dawn for private interests in space -- A $20 million ticket -- NASA : from contractor to client -- Money and politics -- Selfie sticks in space -- A cluttered universe -- The newcomers -- Floating factories -- The human tardigrade -- The perils and profits of mining the moon -- Mars and back -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9781612198002
Lccn
2019022191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1104915433
  • (OCoLC)1104915433
  • 2630953
Label
The consequential frontier : challenging the privatization of space, Peter Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The cold war and the outer space treaty -- The 1990s : a false dawn for private interests in space -- A $20 million ticket -- NASA : from contractor to client -- Money and politics -- Selfie sticks in space -- A cluttered universe -- The newcomers -- Floating factories -- The human tardigrade -- The perils and profits of mining the moon -- Mars and back -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9781612198002
Lccn
2019022191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1104915433
  • (OCoLC)1104915433
  • 2630953

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