03725nam 22007335 450 991030043560332120200703140447.03-319-17004-X10.1007/978-3-319-17004-6(CKB)3710000000434147(EBL)2094675(OCoLC)911053995(SSID)ssj0001525009(PQKBManifestationID)11867442(PQKBTitleCode)TC0001525009(PQKBWorkID)11484960(PQKB)11595325(DE-He213)978-3-319-17004-6(MiAaPQ)EBC2094675(PPN)186395507(EXLCZ)99371000000043414720150613d2015 u| 0engur|n|---|||||txtccrThe Mystery of the Seven Spheres[electronic resource] How Homo sapiens will Conquer Space /by Giovanni F. Bignami1st ed. 2015.Cham :Springer International Publishing :Imprint: Springer,2015.1 online resource (116 p.)Description based upon print version of record.3-319-17003-1 Introduction -- Our Earth, our Oceans, the Sky, the Moon -- Mars, Planets, Stars -- Coda.In this book, Giovanni Bignami, the outstanding Italian scientist and astronomer, takes the reader on a journey through the “seven spheres”, from our own planet to neighboring stars. The author offers a gripping account of the evolution of Homo Sapiens to the stage where our species is developing capabilities, in the form of new energy propulsion systems, that will enable us to conquer space. The reader will learn how we first expanded our activities to reach beyond our planet, to the Moon, and how nuclear energy, nuclear fusion, and matter–antimatter annihilation will enable us to extend our exploration. After Mars and Jupiter we shall finally reach the nearest stars, which we now know are surrounded by numerous planets, some of which are bound to be habitable. The book includes enticing descriptions of such newly discovered planets and also brings alive key historical characters in our story, such as Jules Verne and Werner von Braun.AstronomyHistorySpace sciencesEvolutionary biologyAstrobiologyPopular Science in Astronomyhttps://scigraph.springernature.com/ontologies/product-market-codes/Q11009History of Sciencehttps://scigraph.springernature.com/ontologies/product-market-codes/731000Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)https://scigraph.springernature.com/ontologies/product-market-codes/P22030Evolutionary Biologyhttps://scigraph.springernature.com/ontologies/product-market-codes/L21001Astrobiologyhttps://scigraph.springernature.com/ontologies/product-market-codes/P22057Astronomy.History.Space sciences.Evolutionary biology.Astrobiology.Popular Science in Astronomy.History of Science.Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics).Evolutionary Biology.Astrobiology.500.5509520576.8Bignami Giovanni Fauthttp://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut514717BOOK9910300435603321The Mystery of the Seven Spheres2529468UNINA