Review: Spaceship Earth

Posted on February 17, 2011

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Spaceship Earth: A Beginning Without End
By Tom Schwartz
Reagent Press Books for Young Readers
June 2010
172 pages

Journey billions of years into the future where humans live hundreds of years. Mankind has solved all the problems on Earth. But the universe has stopped expanding and the sun is gradually dying. A team of scientists has been assembled to formulate a plan to save the planet from being incinerated in the next Big Bang. One solution is to evacuate Earth’s population in thousands of space ships. The other, more radical idea involves turning the entire planet into a colossal spaceship and moving away from the sun. Billions of years into the future the president must choose which plan to implement. Scwhartz has combined science and science fiction in an epic story of survival. Spaceship Earth will pique the imaginations of budding astrophysicists and engineers and will certainly stimulate many questions in young minds.

Copyright (c) 2011 by Peggy Tibbetts

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