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  • Daniel, J. Furman, IIIustrator, author.
     
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  • Space warfare -- Forecasting.
     
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  • Space colonies -- Forecasting.
     
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  • Life on other planets -- Forecasting.
     
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  • Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
     
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    The first space war : how the patterns of history and the principles of STEM will shape its form / J. Furman Daniel III and T.K. Rogers.
    by Daniel, J. Furman, IIIustrator, author.
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    Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Incorporated, [2019]
    Subjects
  • Space warfare -- Forecasting.
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  • Space colonies -- Forecasting.
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  • Life on other planets -- Forecasting.
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  • Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
  • ISBN: 
    9781498587747
    1498587747
    9781498587754
    1498587755
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    ix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    Contents: 
    Introduction -- The motives for colonization: how not to go broke accumulating money -- The Boogeyman in the dark: fear of flying rocks -- The gravity well: defining the high ground -- Space mining: a lesson in the periodic table of wealth -- Humans or humanoids: why people are a bargain -- Terraforming: a critical step in the recipe for making Martians -- Energy production: the nuclear and solar options -- Manufacturing on Mars: a means of taming nature for survival -- The one-way trip: who goes to Mars stays on Mars -- The inevitable sources of conflict: lies, misunderstandings, and taxation without representation -- Earthlings prepare to invade: going to war by the public transportational system -- Collaborators, spies, and panic: nothing focuses the mind like the hangman's noose -- Hollywood strikes back: why the WWII aircraft carrier model doesn't work for outer space battles -- Stealth: the key to survival? -- Arming the resistance: they're coming for us: break out the printers -- Earth invades Mars: a strategic overview -- Physical and cyber counterattacks: don't mess with a Martian: he might throw rocks at you -- Negotiations and aftermath: what to do with the Tories? -- Conclusions.
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    Unfortunately, much of what people believe about war in space has been shaped, or misshaped, by Hollywood and other forms of popular media. In this book a STEM educator and a political science professor team up to explore the possibilities for warfare in space and explain why almost everything you've learned about space wars from movies is disappointingly wrong. The truth is stranger and more interesting than fiction. Using history, politics and STEM as guides, this book provides a detailed account of how Earth’s first war in space will be fought. As we show, it will begin not as an invasion of Earth by super-advanced aliens but by Earth starting a war with its Martian colony. (Publisher)
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