I'm delighted to team up with fellow book-loving bloggers to bring you the Ultimate Book of the Future Blog Tour! Ultimate Book of the Future by Stephanie Warren Drimmer is the perfect book for fans of sci-fi, budding engineers and scientists, lovers of futuristic movies and pop culture, and anyone who has ever dreamed about what tomorrow might look like.
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GOING UP? AN ELEVATOR TO SPACE
Sending stuff into orbit is expensive. Each pound of payload that blasts through Earth’s atmosphere and into space costs about $10,000. But what if you could get supplies up there with no rocket required? That’s the idea behind using a new kind of transportation system: the space elevator.
The idea of pushing an elevator’s “up” button and climbing out of Earth’s atmosphere might seem impossible. But experts say the idea is grounded in strong science. A tether made of extremely strong carbon nanotubes would stretch from Earth’s surface to a space station held in place by Earth’s gravity. The rotation of the Earth would keep the tether taut, allowing cars powered by solar energy to travel up and down its length. The concept may be simple, but actually building an elevator to space is much more complicated. The tether would need to be nearly 60,000 miles (97,000 km) long, and the elevator would require materials that could withstand high-energy cosmic rays, collisions with debris, and other hazards of space. Not to mention that, at around $10 billion (U.S.), it would be one of the most expensive projects ever attempted in human history. But it could be worth the trouble: experts estimate a space elevator would bring down the cost of lifting a payload into orbit to as low as $25 per pound.
In the future, astronauts could use the space elevator to transport not just people into space but
entire spacecraft systems, such as engines, landing gear, and propellant. Spaceships could be
constructed and launched from orbit, making it much easier to reach the moon, Mars, and the
rest of the universe.
FUN FACT: In 2018, Japanese scientists began a mission to test how an elevator would function in space!
Robot dogs! Jet packs! Cyborgs! Super-sleek space suits! It’s not science fiction, it’s science
reality. And soon, it may be part of everyday life. This book is a jam-packed collection of the
coolest tech and wildest ideas that are shaping the world of tomorrow. Blast off for an unbelievably fascinating journey through time, space, and even a holographic pop concert (or two)! With chapters on future cities, space travel, high-tech entertainment, and even saving the world, Future World is a thorough, fun compendium of high-tech gadgets being built today and the coolest stuff tomorrow has to offer, plus the amazing dreamers making it all happen. Special “Could It Happen?” features tackle kids” burning hypothetical questions, like whether Jurassic Park could really exist, or whether a robot could become president. Each chapter also includes a “Future Fail!” that profiles one thing we thought we'd have by now, but don't (like everything from The Jetsons.) And kids will see where they might fit into the picture through the “Jobs of Tomorrow” is profiled in each chapter. (Job titles include mind reader, space pilot, and robot-human communicator. Seriously!)
About the Author
Stephanie Warren Drimmer is a science writer based in Los Angeles, California. She writes
books and magazine features for kids about everything from the strangest places in space to
the chemistry of cookies, to the mysteries of the human brain. She has a degree in science journalism from New York University...but she thinks she likes writing for kids because she's secretly still one herself.
One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive a hardcover of Ultimate Book of the Future! (ARV $20) Open to entrants in the US/Can only, 18 years and older. This event ends on 07/05/2022 at 11:59pm ET. Be sure to scroll down and visit the other stops on the tour for more chances to win! (The Mommy Island is not responsible for prize fulfillment.)a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Blog Tour Schedule:
June 20th — YA Book Nerd
June 21st — The Mommy Island
June 22nd — Always in the Middle
June 23rd — Susie's Reviews and Giveaways
June 24th — Feed Your Fiction Addiction