Mining the Sky
Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets, and Planets
By (author) John S. Lewis
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Mining the Sky by John S. Lewis
Book DescriptionWhile we worry over the depletion of the earth's natural resources, the pollution of our planet, and the challenges presented by the earth's growing population, billions of dollars worth of metals, fuels, and life-sustaining substances await us in nearby space. In this visionary book, noted planetary scientist John S. Lewis explains how we can mine these precious metals from the asteroids, comets, and planets in our own solar system for use in space construction projects. And this is just one of the possibilities. Join John S. Lewis as he contemplates milking the moons of Mars for water and hollowing out asteroids for space-bound homesteaders--all while demonstrating the economic and technical feasibility of plans that were once considered pure fiction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780201328196
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John S. Lewis
Rain of Iron and Ice, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by John S. Lewis
Rain of Iron and Ice shows us the unmistakable evidence--from spaceprobe flybys of the planets to the scars on our own Earth--of cataclysmic comet and asteroid impacts. By comparing what we know about
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Author Biography - John S. Lewis
John S. Lewis, author of Rain of Iron and Ice, is professor of planetary sciences and codirector of the Space Engineering Research Center at the University of Arizona-Tucson. He has chaired international conferences on space resources and is a globally recognized expert on the subject.
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