Artificial Earth

Artificial Earth

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Have you ever wondered how everyday life could be on an artificial planet? Well, you are just on the right place. Imagine yourself catapulted few hundred years in the future. Get ready to travel in time but not in distance: because the planet concerned is not light years from you, this is happening just underneath your feet... Due to overuse of natural resources and heavy pollution production, the Earth is a planet in a coma. Planet Earth stopped all its vital functions: there is no wind, no rain, no ocean currents, no sunlight, no seasons. New habitable planet exploration and colonization is expensive, risky and with doubtful results. Human beings decided to stay on Earth and invest all their efforts in building machines able to reproduce Earth's environments and its natural functions. Huge fans are used to simulate wind and ocean currents, gigantic water containers are flying around to replicate rain, giant street lights are mounted with large lamps to recreate sunlight. Our former Planet Earth has been renamed Artificial Earth. Tom is an engineer who designs and develops the machines which keep Artificial Earth a habitable place for human beings. Tom is also a part-time elementary school teacher who explains his pupils how former Planet Earth used to be and how present Artificial Earth works. He never lived on Former Earth, he was born on Artificial Earth. What he knows about Former Earth, he learned it at the downtown library. When trying to explain his pupils the differences between our former and artificial planet, he soon realizes that who is really learning something is him. Tom is now able to see things through his pupils' eyes, who never lived on Former Earth and lived so little on Artificial Earth. Clear and obvious things Tom has studied at school and experienced in his life, become now questionable. Welcome to Artificial Earth.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.35mm | 222.26g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508587825
  • 9781508587828