The Farthest Shore is a comprehensive new guide to space systems and exploration as we reach anew into space in the 21st century. Inside this substantially enlarged and revised edition, (now over 500 pages!) everyone from a questing student to a sci-fi fan, can find out about all aspects of space, from how we use space to deal with global warming to the latest in space tourism. World experts assembled from around the world, from astronauts and astrophysicists to space zoologists, will tell us about the different ways we can use space to survive on Earth, explore the unknown cosmos, or create totally new industries. This book, largely written in narrative form, contains a series of interesting stories about how we use space in dozens of ways that continue to expand wider and wider every year.
This book is designed so that everyone from high school students to news reporters, from sci-fi fans to space groupies, can acquire a broad-based understanding of all the things that outer space represents to humans todayand tomorrow. It is unique in its wide, thorough and international approach, with authors drawn from around the world.