A City on Mars : Can We Settle Space, Should We Settle Space, and Have We Really Thought This Through?

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by Weinersmith, Dr. Kelly

Lifestyle, sport & leisure

Published 07/11/2023 by Penguin Books Ltd (Particular Books) in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 448 pages

164 x 241 x 39mm | 812g

ONE OF THE TIMES BEST SCIENCE BOOKS OF THE YEARTHE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERTHE #2 MOST GIFTED BOOK IN THE SOLAR SYSTEMFrom the bestselling authors of Soonish, a brilliant and hilarious off-world investigation into space settlementEarth is not well. The promise of starting life anew somewhere far, far away - no climate change, no war, no Twitter - beckons, and settling the stars finally seems within our grasp. Or is it? Bestselling authors Kelly and Zach Weinersmith set out to write the essential guide to a glorious future of space settlements, but after years of original research, and interviews with leading space scientists, engineers and legal experts, they aren't so sure it's a good idea. Space tech and space business are progressing fast, but we lack the deep knowledge needed to have space-kids, build space-farms and create space nations in a way that doesn't spark conflict back home. In a world hurtling toward human expansion into space, A City on Mars investigates whether the dream of new worlds won't create a nightmare, both for settlers and the people they leave behind.

With deep expertise, a winning sense of humour and art from the beloved creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, the Weinersmiths investigate perhaps the biggest questions humanity will ever ask itself - whether and how to become multiplanetary.