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TitleStar Ark : A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship
Author(s)Armstrong, Rachel
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXXII, 492 p. 127 illus., 107 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteAs space ventures have become more numerous, leading scientists and theorists have offered ways of building a living habitat in a hostile environment, taking an ???ecosystems??? view of space colonization. The contributors to this volume take a radical multi-disciplinary view of the challenge of human space colonization through the ongoing project Persephone. This book fundamentally challenges prevalent ideas about sustainability and proposes a new approach to resource austerity and conservation and providing truly sustainable approaches that are life-promoting. Readers will learn the details of the plans for Persephone ??? a real project that is part of the company Icarus Interstellar???s plans for the design and engineering of a living interior on a worldship to be constructed in Earth???s orbit within 100 years. Although the timeframe itself is only an estimate, since it is contingent on many significant developments, including funding and technological advances, the industry consensus is that within 100 years we will see manned space exploration beyond our solar system. This notion is shared by organizations such as the Initiative for Interstellar Studies and the DARPA-funded 100-year starship project. This book specifically develops the principles for the construction of a living habitat within a worldship ??? a multi-generational starship that contains its own world that supports colonists as it travels across great distances between stars at a speed much slower than light. Far from being a sterile industrial setup, such as the ISS, or even being a bucolic suburbia as proposed by Gerard O???Neill in the 1970s, this worldship will provide the pre-conditions for sustaining life beyond Earth???s environment, which may also lead to the evolution of non-terrestrial ecologies. Drawing on the principles of ecopoiesis and insights offered by the Biosphere 2 experiment that demonstrated what we have to learn about ecosystem construction, this book proposes first designing the soils of such a space. It should then be possible to set up the conditions that a first generation of colonists may experience in leaving our solar system to find new worlds to settle - perhaps in spreading life throughout the universe. Although the book takes a unique view of ecology and sustainability within the setting of a traveling starship it is equally concerned with the human experience on artificial worlds. Chapters come from a range of multi disciplinary thinkers who shed light on the brave new future ahead from different angles
ISBN,Price9783319310428
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. Design 6. Design, general 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleLune
Author(s)Romagnoli, Edoardo;Confalonieri, Giulio;Bianucci, Piero
PublicationMilano, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Milan, 2010.
Description52 pagg. 16 figg : online resource
Abstract NoteUn'opera unica nel suo genere, nata dall'incontro di due grandi artisti, il fotografo Edoardo Romagnoli e il designer Giulio Confalonieri, recentemente scomparso. Protagonista ?? la Luna, colta dall'obiettivo della macchina fotografica e ritratta attraverso fotografie sorprendenti e di forte impatto emotivo (alcune esposte al Guggenheim Museum di Venezia). Grafica e fotografia si susseguono e si inseguono, senza interferire l'una con l'altra. Un "passo a due", dove ogni pagina di grafica introduce una pagina di fotografia e, dopo ogni fotografia, appare una pagina di grande effetto grafico. La meraviglia ?? forte e il ritmo incalzante. Il legame ?? in copertina: una grande "E" (congiunzione) a rappresentare il rapporto forte tra design e fotografia, immagini e grafica, ma allo stesso tempo anche il profondo piacere dello stare insieme a parlare, fare e disfare, rifare e riparlare, dei due principali attori di quest'opera, il designer e il fotografo. Il tutto accompagnato dal contributo di Piero Bianucci, scrittore, giornalista e grande divulgatore, che conduce attraverso le affinit?? e le contrapposizioni delle due facce dell'opera (richiamo naturale alle due facce della Luna): luce/ombra, chiaro/scuro, giorno/notte, vita/morte, bianco/nero. Un testo che, partendo dall'ambivalenza mitologica della Luna, arriva a parlare della sua luce e del suo colore/non colore, del paradosso del plenilunio (mai visibile, a rigore, perch?? quando Sole-Terra-Luna sono perfettamente allineati si ha una eclisse totale di Luna), della Luna in rapporto alla scansione del tempo e degli influssi veri e presunti di questo astro che da sempre ha affascinato l'uomo
ISBN,Price9788847013537
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Design 3. Design, general 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. PHOTOGRAPHY 7. Popular Science in Astronomy
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