Saturday, May 7, 2016

New Evolution Book In Production

I am working on my forthcoming, graduate-level technical book, 'Principles of Space Anthropology: Establishing a Science of Human Space Settlement" (Springer 2018). This book will introduce space-settlement planners to the evolutionary process, and all that it has to to teach us about the large (and I think inevitable) settlement of places beyond Earth. Here is a quotation from the preface:

"Space settlement will require novel biological and cultural adaptations to support populations of humans, on multigenerational timescales, in environments so far unfamiliar to our species even after 100,000 years of human cultural and biological adaptation to myriad Earth environments. The new field of anthropology that studies such adaptive efforts is space anthropology or exoanthropology, exo- referring to 'beyond Earth', in the same way it is used in the term 'exobiology'."

You can read the larger text of the preface, if you're still interested, posted on Paul Gilster's Cebtauri Dreams site.

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