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Stephen Petranek - Author

About the Author

Stephen Petranek's career of over 40 years in the publishing world is marked by numerous prizes and awards for excellent writing on science, nature, technology, politics, economics and more. He has been editor-in-chief of the world's largest science magazine, Discover, the editor of The Washington Post's magazine, founding editor and editor-in-chief of This Old House magazine for Time Inc., senior editor for science at Life Magazine, and group editor-in-chief of Weider History Group's 10 history magazines. He is now the editor of Breakthrough Technology Alert, for which he finds the investment opportunities that create true value and move the human race forward.

Featured books by Stephen Petranek

How We'll Live on Mars

How We'll Live on Mars

Author: Stephen Petranek Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Part of the TED series: How We'll Live on Mars It sounds like science fiction, but award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. We'll need to. Private companies (driven by iconoclastic entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson); Dutch reality show/space mission Mars One; NASA and the Chinese government are among the many groups competing to plant the first stake on Mars and open the door for human habitation. For Elon Musk, it's the ultimate awesome thing. For other entrepreneurs, it's about competition and opportunity. For NASA, the Chinese government and the leagues of other private companies and foreign nationals racing to get to Mars, there are more urgent reasons as well: life on Mars has potential life-saving possibilities for us on earth. Depleting water supplies, overwhelming climate change and a host of other disasters - from terrorist attacks to meteor strikes - all loom large. We must become a space-faring species to survive. In this close-up narrative chronicle, Petranek introduces the circus of lively characters all engaged in a big-money, big-drama effort to expand the limits of human knowledge - and life - by being the first to settle on the Red Planet. How We'll Live on Mars brings first-hand reporting, interviews with key players and extensive research to bear on the question of how we can best, and most plausibly, expect to see life on Mars - within the next 20 years. Petranek can also be seen discussing his fascinating ideas in his TEDTalk 10 Ways The World Could End.

Other books by Stephen Petranek

Eletunk a Marson

Eletunk a Marson

Author: Stephen Petranek Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2018

Husz ev mulva az ember mar a Marson fog elni. Muszaj lesz neki."e;Sci-finek tA nik, de Stephen Petranek, a djnyertes jsgr szerint ma mr tny: az emberisg hsz ven bell tkltzik a Marsra. Nem lesz ms vlasztsa. Ebben a sodr lendletA , provokatv knyvben bemutatja az A rverseny szereplA it, kztk olyan forradalmr vllalkozkat, mint Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos s Sir Richard Branson. A szerzA lenyA gzA rszletessggel magyarzza el a Marsra szlls mikntjt, megmutatja, hogyan jutunk el a raktafejleszts elsA lpseitA l a kvetkezA aranylzat elhoz aszteroida-bnyszatig. Az a pillanat, amikor az elsA ember a Marsra lp, technolgiai, filozfiai, trtnelmi s felfedezs-trtneti vonatkozsban is nagyobb jelentA sgA pillanat lesz, mint addig brmelyik... Tbb mr nem csak egybolygs faj lesznk."e;

Unser Leben auf dem Mars

Unser Leben auf dem Mars

Author: Stephen Petranek Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2016

Der Zukunftsforscher und preisgekronte Wissenschaftsjournalist Stephen Petranek erklart in seinem TED-Book Unser Leben auf dem Mars warum es schon in zwanzig Jahren unumganglich sein wird, dass Menschen auf dem Mars leben. Er zeigt packend und ganz konkret, wie wir mittels bereits bestehender Technik dorthin kommen konnen und wie wir schon bald Wasser und Sauerstoff aus unterirdischen Eisvorkommen gewinnen und Gewachshauser bauen werden, um so die Bedingungen fur menschliches Leben auf dem nachsten Verwandten unseres Heimatplaneten zu schaffen.Es wird Leben auf dem Mars geben! Das ist nicht Science-Fiction, die Technologie dafur existiert schon heute.

How We'll Live on Mars

How We'll Live on Mars

Author: Stephen Petranek Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek says humans will live on Mars by 2027. Now he makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable.It sounds like science fiction, but Stephen Petranek considers it fact: Within twenty years, humans will live on Mars. Well need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science, and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity and explains in fascinating detail just how it will happen. The race is on. Private companies, driven by iconoclastic entrepreneurs, such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Paul Allen, and Sir Richard Branson; Dutch reality show and space mission Mars One; NASA; and the Chinese government are among the many groups competing to plant the first stake on Mars and open the door for human habitation. Why go to Mars? Life on Mars has potential life-saving possibilities for everyone on earth. Depleting water supplies, overwhelming climate change, and a host of other disastersfrom terrorist attacks to meteor strikesall loom large. We must become a space-faring species to survive. We have the technology not only to get humans to Mars, but to convert Mars into another habitable planet. It will likely take 300 years to terraform Mars, as the jargon goes, but we can turn it into a veritable second Garden of Eden. And we can live there, in specially designed habitations, within the next twenty years. In this exciting chronicle, Petranek introduces the circus of lively characters all engaged in a dramatic effort to be the first to settle the Red Planet. How Well Live on Mars brings firsthand reporting, interviews with key participants, and extensive research to bear on the question of how we can expect to see life on Mars within the next twenty years.

How We'll Live on Mars

How We'll Live on Mars

Author: Stephen Petranek Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Part of the TED series: How We'll Live on Mars It sounds like science fiction, but award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. We'll need to. Private companies (driven by iconoclastic entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson); Dutch reality show/space mission Mars One; NASA and the Chinese government are among the many groups competing to plant the first stake on Mars and open the door for human habitation. For Elon Musk, it's the ultimate awesome thing. For other entrepreneurs, it's about competition and opportunity. For NASA, the Chinese government and the leagues of other private companies and foreign nationals racing to get to Mars, there are more urgent reasons as well: life on Mars has potential life-saving possibilities for us on earth. Depleting water supplies, overwhelming climate change and a host of other disasters - from terrorist attacks to meteor strikes - all loom large. We must become a space-faring species to survive. In this close-up narrative chronicle, Petranek introduces the circus of lively characters all engaged in a big-money, big-drama effort to expand the limits of human knowledge - and life - by being the first to settle on the Red Planet. How We'll Live on Mars brings first-hand reporting, interviews with key players and extensive research to bear on the question of how we can best, and most plausibly, expect to see life on Mars - within the next 20 years. Petranek can also be seen discussing his fascinating ideas in his TEDTalk 10 Ways The World Could End.

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