Topic: Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration (James Dator)
Posts: 4046 From: Geneva, Switzerland Registered: May 2006
posted 11-21-2011 10:38 AM
Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration by James A. Dator
Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration presents a uniquely human perspective on the quest to explore space and to understand the universe through the lens of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
It considers early stories about the universe in various cultures; recent space fiction; the origins and cultural rationale for the space age; experiences of humans in space and their emerging interactions with robots and artificial intelligence; how humans should treat environments and alien life; and the alternative futures of space exploration and settlement.