|Title:||Gaiome : Notes on ecology, space travel and becoming cosmic species|
|Authors:||Kevin Scott Polk|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Gaiome.com, 2007|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-60145-242-9|
|Size:||296 p. / ill. / 23 cm|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Subjects:||Ecology ; Outer space--Civilian use ; Outer space--Exploration ; Space colonies|
The book suggests that living beyond Earth challenges not just technology, but also our very identity and autonomy as a species. Consider Earth's frontiers. Millions of our fellow species made them habitable long before humans arrived. Not so in space. To live there, we must ourselves become pioneer organisms, building hollow worlds to house the webs of life that sustain us.
Discover what it takes to build these mini Gaias and what clues they hold for our relationship with our home world. For unlike space colonies, which promised endless escape and conquest for today's extractive economis, gaiomes challenge us to live in local, regenerative ecologies, starting on Earth.
Copies in the Library (1)
|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|011565||TL795.7.P64 2007||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|