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Author: Michio Kaku Narrator: Feodor Chin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 ISBN: 9780525491828
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man’s future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.

Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility—and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species.

World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space.

With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Whether he’s discussing antimatter star ships or the prefrontal cortex, Feodor Chin’s narration is unflaggingly positive…Chin’s reading is anchored in a journalistic tone that matches the author’s pop-science style—part scientific, part anecdotal, and part speculation…Science fans will appreciate the detailed research and friendly explanations. Skeptics, however, may wonder how our fractious species will ever achieve enough cooperation to colonize Mars.”

    AudioFile

  • “The book has an infectious, can-do enthusiasm.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Always optimistic and undaunted, Kaku delivers a fascinating and scattershot series of scenarios in which humans overcome current obstacles without violating natural laws to travel the universe.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Theoretical physicist Kaku wonderfully illuminates possible ways the human race could survive on other planets…Kaku generally keeps his concepts understandable, aided by pop culture references to Star Trek and science fiction novels.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times bestseller

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About the Author

Author Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, cofounder of string field theory, and the New York Times bestselling author of several widely acclaimed science books, including The Future of the Mind, Hyperspace, Beyond Einstein, Physics of the Impossible, and Physics of the Future. He is the science correspondent for CBS’s This Morning and host of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Exploration.

About the Narrator

Andrew Eiden, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an actor and voice artist. He has been acting since the age of four, working at regional theaters including La Mirada Theatre, the Glendale Center Theatre, and the Pasadena Playhouse. He has starred in dozens of national commercials, guest-spotted on numerous television shows, and has been a series regular on three programs: Discovery Channel’s Outward Bound, Disney Channel’s Movie Surfers, and most notably ABC’s Complete Savages