In this post we will see The Space Age by Yuri Shkolenko
The author, Yu. A. Shkolenko, is a doctor of philosophy and a journalist. In his book he has com-bined reflections on the fundamental processes occurring in the space age with a lively description of the everyday, practical aspect of cosmonautics. He takes the reader into the cabin of a spaceship, into the living module of an orbital station, shows him the experiments performed by the cosmonauts, and then offers him a glimpse, through the porthole, of the earth and other nearby planets, and of worlds unimaginably remote. As a result, the reader who has never been in space and is unlikely ever to go there, has nonetheless the opportunity to acquire a cosmic view of the world and, rising above his ‘earth-bound’ daily life, can form a new concept of his place and role in the Universe and on earth and appreciate the need for lofty moral principles and humane forms of social existence.
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PDF |Progress Publishers | 1987 | 231 pages | 8 mb
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About the Book 6
Part One. Realities
Chapter One: Early History 10
Chapter Two: Homo Cosmicus 24
Chapter Three: The Universal Dimensions of Life 48
Chapter Four: Spaceship Earth 64
Chapter Five: The Industrialisation of Space82
Chapter Six: The Heavenly Ecumene 105
Part Two. Reflexions
Chapter Seven: The End and Beginning of Aelita 140
Chapter Eight: Anti-Finalism 162
Chapter Nine: The ‘High Frontier’ of the Individual 176
Chapter Ten: The Cosmic World of Culture 193
Chapter Eleven: The Universe versus Chaps . 213
Chapter Twelve: The Shining Hour 227