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Old May 27 2009, 09:45 PM   #9
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Re: Strong gravity

Deckerd wrote: View Post
I love the idea that there's an old book called Habitable Planets for Man. It's just funny.
TGT pointed out to me that Stephen Dole's "Planets for Man" (aka "Habitable Planets for Man") is available as a free download from I first learned about the book because it is cited in the TNG Writer's Technical Guide. I used it in designing the solar system builder portion of the computer game Rules of Engagement back in 1991.

From page 105.

The book is out of date in some ways, particularly related to theories about planet arrangement around stars, but a lot of the underlying logic and research still stands especially concerning the human animal in different gravities, why planets have to have short day-night cycles, etc.
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óMajor T. J. "King" Kong

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