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Beyond the known : how exploration created the modern world and will take us to the stars / Andrew Rader.

Beyond the known : how exploration created the modern world and will take us to the stars / Andrew Rader.
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ISBN 9781471186486 (paperback)
Author Rader, Andrew (Andrew Alan) author.
Title Beyond the known : how exploration created the modern world and will take us to the stars / Andrew Rader.
Publisher/Date London : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. viii, 344 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note For the first time in history, the human species has the technology to destroy itself. But, having developed that power, humans are also able to leave Earth and voyage into the vastness of space. After millions of years of evolution, we've arrived at the point where we can settle other worlds and begin the process of becoming multi-planetary. How did we get here? What does the future hold for us? Divided into four accessible sections, Beyond the Known examines major periods of discovery and rediscovery, from Classical Times, when Phoenicians, Persians and Greeks ventured forth; to The Age of European Exploration, which saw colonies sprout on nearly every continent; to The Era of Scientific Inquiry, when researchers developed brand new tools for mapping and travelling further; to Our Spacefaring Future, which unveils plans currently underway for settling other planets and, eventually, travelling to the stars.
Subject Discoveries in geography -- History
Discoveries in geography -- Social aspects
Outer space -- Exploration
Shelf Location 910.9 RADE
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