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Book Marsbound

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-12-14
  • ISBN : 0575111526
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Marsbound written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-14 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young Carmen Dula and her family are embarking on the adventure of a lifetime - they are going to Mars. But Carmen isn't so sure she wants to. After training for a year and preparing to leave on the six-month journey, she finds that the initial excitement has given way to both trepidation and frustration. Once there, however, Carmen realizes that things are not so different from Earth. There are chores, lessons, and oppressive authority figures. All of that leads her to venture out into the bleak Mars landscape alone, where an accident takes her to the edge of death - and she is saved by an angel. An angel with too many arms and legs, a head that looks like a potato gone bad - and a message for the newly arrived inhabitants of Mars: We were here first...

Book Marsbound

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe W. Haldeman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780441015955
  • Pages : 310 pages

Download or read book Marsbound written by Joe W. Haldeman and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joining her family as a colonist on Mars, rebellious young Carmen Dula ventures alone out into the harsh Martian landscape, where an accident nearly claims her life and she is rescued by a mysterious alien being that wants her to warn the new human inhabitants of the planet that others had arrived first. By the Nebula Award-winning author of Camouflage.

Book Human Missions to Mars

    Book Details:
  • Author : Donald Rapp
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2023-02-02
  • ISBN : 3031207262
  • Pages : 650 pages

Download or read book Human Missions to Mars written by Donald Rapp and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2023-02-02 with total page 650 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Donald Rapp looks at human missions to Mars from a technological perspective. He divides the mission into a number of stages: Earth’s surface to low-Earth orbit (LEO); departing from LEO toward Mars; Mars orbit insertion and entry, descent and landing; ascent from Mars; trans-Earth injection from Mars orbit and Earth return. A mission to send humans to explore the surface of Mars has been the ultimate goal of planetary exploration since the 1950s, when von Braun conjectured a flotilla of 10 interplanetary vessels carrying a crew of at least 70 humans. Since then, more than 1,000 studies were carried out. This third edition provides extensive updating and additions to the last edition, including new sections, and many new figures and tables, and references.

Book Worlds  A Novel of the Near Future

Download or read book Worlds A Novel of the Near Future written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Towards the end of the twenty-first century 41 Worlds, small satellites with a total population of half a million, orbit the Earth, which has seen many changes, not least of which is a second revolution in America. Marianne O'Hara, a brilliant political sciences student, is from New New York, a hollowed out asteroid and the largest of the Worlds, but is to spend a year on Earth as a postgraduate student. Because the political relationship between the Worlds and Earth is complex and voltatile, Marianne unwittingly finds herself caught up with a group of fanatics determined on a third revolution in America - even if such a revolution could lead to the destruction of the Earth...

Book Starbound

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-06-11
  • ISBN : 0575111534
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Starbound written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-06-11 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After the shocking first contact between humans and alien life on Mars, Carmen Dula and her husband board a tiny, long-range craft with five other humans and two Martians. They travel to a distant solar system that is home to the "Others" - an enigmatic, powerful, and possibly immortal race. Once there, they manage to find enough common purpose to forge a delicate truce between human, Martian, and Other. By the time Carmen and her party are sent back to Earth, fifty years have passed - and the Earthlings have not been idle. They have built a massive flotilla of warships to defend Earth against the Others' expected aggression. But the Others have more power than any could imagine. And they will brook no insolence from the upstart human race...

Book Infinite Dreams

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-09-29
  • ISBN : 0575111666
  • Pages : 278 pages

Download or read book Infinite Dreams written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The vast silent sweep of infinite space, the limitless confines of a man's skull - thirteen dazzling stories including the Hugo-winning Tricentennial.

Book The Coming

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-12-21
  • ISBN : 0575111593
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book The Coming written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-21 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Astronomy professor Aurora 'Rory' Bell gets a message from space that seems to portend the arrival of extraterrestrial visitors. According to her calculations, whoever is coming will arrive in three months - on New Year's Day to be exact. A crowded and poisoned Earth is moving toward the brink of the last world war - and is certainly unprepared to face invasion of any kind. Rory's continuing investigation leads her to wonder if it could be some kind of hoax, but the impending 'visit' takes on a media life of its own. And so the world waits. But the question still remains as to what, exactly, everyone is waiting for...

Book The Forever War

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-11-14
  • ISBN : 0575111445
  • Pages : 236 pages

Download or read book The Forever War written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-11-14 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Private William Mandella is a reluctant hero in an interstellar war against an unknowable and unconquerable alien enemy. But his greatest test will be when he returns home. Relativity means that for every few months' tour of duty centuries have passed on Earth, isolating the combatants ever more from the world for whose future they are fighting. Winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1976 Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1975

Book Worlds Apart

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-09-29
  • ISBN : 0575111496
  • Pages : 227 pages

Download or read book Worlds Apart written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Earth was finished, devastated by nuclear and biological war. The inhabitants of the artificial asteroid colonies looked down on it and knew that humanity's old home would soon be gone forever. But Earth would not loose its ties so easily. And for Marianne O'Hara there was work that had to be done among the stricken ruins before she could at last look outwards to the stars.

Book Forever Free

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-09-29
  • ISBN : 0575111461
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Forever Free written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: William Mandela is a genetic throwback, one of the small group of humans who fought and survived the Forever War. They returned to find humanity has evolved into a group mind called Man. Surrounded by a society that is too autocratic and intrusive, living a dull existence which cannot compare to the certainties of combat and feeling increasingly alienated, the veterans plan an escape to the future by means of space travel and relativity. But when their ship starts to fail, their journey becomes a search for the Unknown, the elusive entity responsible.

Book The Accidental Time Machine

Download or read book The Accidental Time Machine written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-21 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grad-school dropout Matt Fuller is toiling as a lowly research assistant at MIT when, while measuring quantum relationships between gravity and light, his calibrator disappears - and reappears, one second later. In fact, every time Matt hits the reset button, the machine goes missing twelve times longer. After tinkering with the calibrator, Matt is convinced that what he has in his possession is a time machine. And by simply attaching a metal box to it, he learns to send things through time - including a pet-store turtle, which comes back no worse for wear. With a dead-end job and a girlfriend who left him for another man, Matt has nothing to lose by taking a time machine trip for himself. So he borrows an old car, stocks it with food and water, and ends up in the near future - under arrest for the murder of the car's original owner, who dropped dead after seeing Matt disappear before his eyes. The only way to beat the rap is to continue time travelling until he finds a place in time safe enough to stop for good. But such a place may not exist...

Book Camouflage

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-03-18
  • ISBN : 0575111615
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Camouflage written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-03-18 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 2005 Winner of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award 2004 Unknown to anyone, two creatures have wandered the Earth for generations. The aliens have no knowledge of each other, but share a residual memory of a mysterious, sunken relic - and an affinity for deep water. One, the changeling, has survived by adaptation, taking the shapes of many different organisms. The other, the chameleon, has survived solely by destroying anything or anyone that threatens it. Now, finally brought up from the bottom of the sea by marine biologist Russell Sutton, the relic calls to them both . . . to come home. For all these generations there have been two invincible creatures on Earth. But the chameleon has decided there's only room for one . . .

Book Earthbound

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-12-19
  • ISBN : 0575111542
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Earthbound written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-12-19 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The mysterious alien Others have prohibited humans from space travel-destroying Earth's fleet of starships in a display of unimaginable power. Now Carmen Dula, the first human to encounter Martians and then the mysterious Others, and her colleagues struggle to find a way, using nineteenth-century technology, to reclaim the future that has been stolen from them.

Book Old Twentieth

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-12-21
  • ISBN : 0575111623
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Old Twentieth written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-12-21 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The twentieth century lies hundreds of years in humanity's past. But the near-immortal citizens of the future yearn for the good old days - when people's bodies were susceptible to death through disease and old age. Now, they immerse themselves in virtual reality time machines to explore the life-to-death arc that defined existence so long ago. Jacob Brewer is a virtual reality engineer overseeing the time machine's operation aboard the starship Aspera. But on the thousand-year voyage to Beta Hydrii, the eight-hundred-member crew gets more reality than they expect when people entering the machine start to die. The time machine has become sentient. Obsessed with humanity, it wants John Brewer to enter its confines - and discuss this fragile state of being called life...

Book Forever Peace

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joe Haldeman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-11-14
  • ISBN : 0575111453
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Forever Peace written by Joe Haldeman and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-11-14 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the year 2043, the Ngumi War rages. Limited nuclear strikes have been used on Atlanta and two enemy cities, but the war goes on, fought by 'soldierboys' - indestructible war machines operated by remote control by soldiers hundreds of miles away. Julian Class is one of these soldiers, and for him war is truly hell. The psychological strain of being jacked-in to his soldierboy - and the genocidal results - are becoming too much to bear. Now he and his companion, Dr Amelia Harding, have made a terrifying scientific discovery, which could literally take the universe back to square one. Except that for Julian, the discovery isn't so much terrifying as tempting... Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1998 Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1998 Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 1998

Book Use of Extraterrestrial Resources for Human Space Missions to Moon or Mars

Download or read book Use of Extraterrestrial Resources for Human Space Missions to Moon or Mars written by Donald Rapp and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-11-28 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book carries out approximate estimates of the costs of implementing ISRU on the Moon and Mars. It is found that no ISRU process on the Moon has much merit. ISRU on Mars can save a great deal of mass, but there is a significant cost in prospecting for resources and validating ISRU concepts. Mars ISRU might have merit, but not enough data are available to be certain. In addition, this book provides a detailed review of various ISRU technologies. This includes three approaches for Mars ISRU based on processing only the atmosphere: solid oxide electrolysis, reverse water gas shift reaction (RWGS), and absorbing water vapor directly from the atmosphere. It is not clear that any of these technologies are viable although the RWGS seems to have the best chance. An approach for combining hydrogen with the atmospheric resource is chemically very viable, but hydrogen is needed on Mars. This can be approached by bringing hydrogen from Earth or obtaining water from near-surface water deposits in the soil. Bringing hydrogen from Earth is problematic, so mining the regolith to obtain water seems to be the only way to go. This will require a sizable campaign to locate and validate useable water resources. Technologies for lunar ISRU are also reviewed, even though none of them provide significant benefits to near-term lunar missions. These include oxygen from lunar regolith, solar wind volatiles from regolith, and extraction of polar ice from permanently shaded craters.

Book Catering Industry Employee

Download or read book Catering Industry Employee written by and published by . This book was released on 1939 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: