List of Space Colonization Non-fiction
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I've started a list of non-fiction works on space colonization here. I hope that those of you who have read material on this subject will add material and vote on the material there so we can come up with a really good list.
Don't be afraid to go "far afield". The book on indoor pedestrian spaces looks really interesting and is one of the few on the current list that I hadn't already looked at.
I get an error when I try to view the list at the moment, but I suspect the indoor pedestrian spaces book is my tag. I have often sat in malls and imagined how the large interior space might work for a space colony. Some designs would work well. I saw the interior spaces book at a library book sale one day and just had to have it for my colony collection.
I'll check back later to see if I can view the list after the alleged monkeys get done fixing it.
Edit: List came back for me. Great list. I have a number of these books and see some others that look interesting.
I may have to start writing a few reviews for some of these.
Very cool! I only have 6 of them (and a couple wishlisted) - might need more!
I'm curious about the last one on the list. Might it be a dutch version of The High Frontier? The title translates as "Living in space". The author name is borked at the very least.
One of the more interesting lists I have seen. I like the idea I was introduced to by reading Michio Kaku recently of having "robots" on the moon controlled by people on the earth's ground with very sophisticated links such as those that convey tactile and other sensory data. He explains that only one second transmission delay in actions would make this plausible. That would be a good way to construct a habitat for people with very reduced risk and cheaper than on site human labor possibly.
You can all add books yourselves. Go to the list and on the right side there is a green plus sign that says Add Works to List. I'd also be glad for people to "add to their list" books they've perused and found useful. And thumb down anything that you think is too dated.
The thing I like best about the list feature is that it is a better way to accumulate the information that people have been adding to threads for years.
How do you access the Lists feature? If I look under the More tag the feature is not mentioned.
9: Right, it's still in "Beta" and Tim hasn't figured out which tab to put it on yet ...
You can go to my list link above and then get to the list home page from the List Home selection in the upper right. Or you can click this link for the home page. I bookmarked the home page so I can get to it easily.
I thought this was supposed to be a list of "non-fiction" discussions on space colonization...but as I get further into this list I find several novels listed there....While I am not opposed to reading colonization novels I don't think these belong in your list....for example Star Trek novels???, 2 novels by Philip k. Dick, Earthlight by Arthur C Clarke. Allen Steele novels Clark County, Space and Lunar Descent
PS: it would be nice to have an "undo" option as my fat mouse click button put thumbs down on StarFlight handbook by Eugene Mallove and Space Colonies by Steward Brand}....I wish I could have removed the thumbs down on these books
Lynxear - After you thumbs down the list should display Thumbs downed | Remove. The remove removes the thumbs down.
At the top it reads based on tag space colonization. This is probably how the fiction got on the list. I'm not sure how this works but it appears to me that items listed for this reason are at the bottom of the list nad offer the option of "remove from this list" until add to your list or thumbs down is selected by someone. You could try removing your thumbs down to see if this option reappears.
12: My bad. The lists based on tags get refreshed about once a month and I have to go in and remove the fiction each time. I've been neglecting it. Anyone interested in this group should feel free to remove fiction from it, rather than thumbing it down (which prevents removal)
13 fixed my "mistakes" ... the word "remove" was not intuitive...I think "undo" would have been better but now you explained it I suppose it is fine.
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