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1st Edition

Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960–1990

ISBN 9781848935099
Published December 1, 2014 by Routledge
244 Pages

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Book Description

The idea of the earth as a vessel in space came of age in an era shaped by space travel and the Cold War. Höhler’s study brings together technology, science and ecology to explore the way this latter-day ark was invoked by politicians, environmentalists, cultural historians, writers of science fiction and many others across three decades.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Capacity: Environment in a Century of Space; Chapter 2 Containment: The Ship as a Figure of Enclosure and Expansion; Chapter 3 Circulation: Ecological Life Support Systems; Chapter 4 Storage: The Lifeboats of Human Ecology; Chapter 5 Classification: Biosphere Reserves; Chapter 6 Departure: The Habitats of Tomorrow;

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Höhler, Sabine