- Paperback: 672 pages
- Publisher: Praxis; 2008 edition (24 Oct. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0387776397
- ISBN-13: 978-0387776392
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 3.9 x 24.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 797,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration) Paperback – 24 Oct 2008
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From the reviews:
"An excellently referenced compendium of the behavioral and social science issues related to the creation of a spacefaring civilization." ( David Brandt-Erichsen, National Space Society, January 2009)
"Harris discusses the need for a global space ethos, that is, that the fundamental character of global culture needs to embrace the concept of humans living and working beyond the Earth." (Jeff Foust, The Space Review, November 17, 2008)
"Space Enterprise … will be ‘a classic in the global space community, as well as a university textbook, and basis for an educational media project.’ … This book is a combination of future scenarios and the managerial, psychological, medical, legal, and political structures needed to deal with space colonization. … Summing Up: Recommended. General readers and all undergraduates interested in space studies." (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)
“Harris, a behavioural psychologist and futurist, covers a lot of ground in this well-researched volume. … covering everything from learning from current spacefarers through to considerations of team performance, productivity, human/machine interfaces, and ergonomics and ecology. … A number of appendices make up the last part of the book, providing more thought on governance issues, lunar development … and lessons to be learned from today’s space entrepreneurs. … thought-provoking book, and will be of interest to anyone concerned with where humanity is going in space.” (Liftoff, Issue 260, November-December, 2010)
About the Author
As a behavioral scientist, Dr. Harris? career spans some sixty years devoted to human resource and organization development. A management psychologist, he has successfully assisted over 200 clients systems worldwide. For the past twenty-five years, he has concentrated on a specialization in space psychology, serving as a NASA consultant and Faculty Fellow, as well as Associate Fellow for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. A professional futurist, the focus of his leading-edge research and practice on human behavior has been leadership, change, communication, culture, and management. Dr. Harris has authored or edited some forty-four published books, most recently Future Possibilities? Toward Human Emergence and Managing the Knowledge Culture. His classic volume, Managing Cultural Differences, is now in a seventh edition and used as a textbook in four hundred universities and colleges. As co-author of Multicultural Law Enforcement, this best-seller is in a third edition and widely used in criminal justice systems. Besides two prior editions of Living and Working in Space, he has also written a novel, Launch Out? a science-based scenario about private enterprise prospects in lunar industrialization. "Phil" has also written some 250 journal articles, wining eight times the journalism award of excellence from the Aviation/Space Writers Association. He has edited three professional journals, founding one entitled Space Governance. For the past ten years he was a member of the editorial board for The European Business Review where his articles also won a literary award for excellence. In his multifaceted career, our author has been both a college and corporate vice president, lectured or taught at universities throughout the world. He has been recipient of numerous awards and grants, including from the U. S. Office of Naval Research and the U. S. State Department as a Fulbright Professor to
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Its a fairly good backgrounder and reference if you don't have much else and are not comfortable using Google. I wholeheartedly agree with Dr. Harris's sentiments but I don't think this book does anything other than preach to the converted in this regard. We need better.
- E.S. Wibbeke, Author of "Global Business Leadership" ([...]
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