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Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars

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Author: Andrew Rader

Binding: Paperback

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 352

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781471186486

About: From brilliant young polymath Andrew rader – An mit-credentialled scientist, popular podcast host and spaces mission manager – An illuminating chronicle of exploration that spotlights humans’ insatiable desire to continually push into new and uncharted territory, from civilisation’s earliest days to current planning for interstellar travel. 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 venture 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. A mission manager at spaces with a light, engaging voice, Andrew radar is at the forefront of space exploration. As a gifted historian, rader, who has won global acclaim for his stunning breadth of knowledge, is singularly positioned to reveal the story of human exploration that is also the story of scientific achievement. Told with an infectious zeal for travelling beyond the known, beyond the known illuminates how very human it is to emerge from the cave and walk towards an infinitely expanding horizon.

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