The Mystery of the Seven Spheres: How Homo Sapiens will conquer Space by Giovanni F. BignamiThe Mystery of the Seven Spheres: How Homo Sapiens will conquer Space by Giovanni F. Bignami

The Mystery of the Seven Spheres: How Homo Sapiens will conquer Space

byGiovanni F. Bignami

Paperback | June 25, 2015

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In this book, Giovanni Bignami, the outstanding Italian scientist and astronomer, takes the reader on a journey through the "seven spheres", from our own planet to neighboring stars. The author offers a gripping account of the evolution of Homo Sapiens to the stage where our species is developing capabilities, in the form of new energy propulsion systems, that will enable us to conquer space. The reader will learn how we first expanded our activities to reach beyond our planet, to the Moon, and how nuclear energy, nuclear fusion, and matter-antimatter annihilation will enable us to extend our exploration. After Mars and Jupiter we shall finally reach the nearest stars, which we now know are surrounded by numerous planets, some of which are bound to be habitable. The book includes enticing descriptions of such newly discovered planets and also brings alive key historical characters in our story, such as Jules Verne and Werner von Braun.
Prof. Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami, born in Desio, Italy in 1944, is one of Europe's leading researchers in astrophysics. He is a former Director of Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements in Toulouse and is currently Head of the Italian Institute for Astrophysics and President of COSPAR, the world-wide Committee on Space Research. He is...
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Title:The Mystery of the Seven Spheres: How Homo Sapiens will conquer SpaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pagesPublished:June 25, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319170031

ISBN - 13:9783319170039

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Our Earth, our Oceans, the Sky, the Moon.- Mars, Planets, Stars.- Coda.