Where Next, Columbus?: The Future of Space Exploration

Valerie Neal, Editor Oxford University Press, USA $39.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-19-509277-6
Planetary exploration has lost the popularity it enjoyed during the Apollo era, and the 10 essays collected here are unlikely to rekindle the enthusiasm. Neal, a curator of space history at the Smithsonian Institution, has assembled an impressive group of scientists-including Timothy Ferris, Stephen Jay Gould, Robert L. Forward and Carl Sagan-to consider the current status of space exploration, its past and future. With the exception of Gould's graceful piece on Martian paleontology, the essays are mostly predictable, failing to send out sparks of wonder or incite debate. Some of the authors seem to favor a sort of manifest cosmic destiny, as suggested by the book's title; most have written more cogently on this and related topics in other works. Photos. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 10/31/1994
Release date: 11/01/1994
Show other formats
FORMATS
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.