Space Resources: Breaking the Bonds of Earth

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Columbia University Press, 1987 - Business & Economics - 418 pages
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Although deconstruction has become a popular catchword, as an intellectual movement it has never entirely caught on within the university. For some in the academy, deconstruction, and Jacques Derrida in particular, are responsible for the demise of accountability in the study of literature.

Countering these facile dismissals of Derrida and deconstruction, Herman Rapaport explores the incoherence that has plagued critical theory since the 1960s and the resulting legitimacy crisis in the humanities. Against the backdrop of a rich, informed discussion of Derrida's writings--and how they have been misconstrued by critics and admirers alike--The Theory Mess investigates the vicissitudes of Anglo-American criticism over the past thirty years and proposes some possibilities for reform.

 

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This visionary book (in the mold of Gerard O'Neill's The High Frontier, LJ 5/1/77) argues that through the use of "everything useful that we can find in space,'' not only can the costs of space ... Read full review

Contents

How to Save Money When You Travel
1
Background HistoryThe Space Races up to 1968
7
The Space Races Since 1968
46
The Present as Seen from the PastAnd How it Really Is
106
Barriers Opportunities and Costs
120
What the Moon Has to Offer
172
Lunar Resource Exploitation
194
The Emergence of NearEarth Asteroids
212
The Dream and the Difficulties
270
Special Cases with Special
302
What Space Resources Will Let Us Do
311
Current Plans and Goals for Space Development
337
A Proposal for a Renewed Space Program
377
ManRelated Launchings
396
Index
404
Copyright

Asteroid Resource Exploitation
242

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About the author (1987)

Ken Richardson is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Human Development and Learning at the Open University, U.K. He is the author of Understanding Psychology, Understanding Intelligence, Models of Cognitive Development, and Origins of Human Potential.

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