In addition to all of the words of the original O’Neill classic, the 2000 edition adds much new material, including a preface by Roger O’Neill and an introduction by Freeman Dyson.
There’s also an entire new section titled “The Time Is Now,” which includes the following chapters:
- Space Robotics by David P. Gump
- A Technology for a Better Future: Space Solar Power, An Unlimited Energy Source by Margo R. Deckard
- Space Solar Power Systems for the 21st Century by Peter E. Glaser
- Asteroid Resources, Exploitation, and Property and Mineral Rights or Keep Your Laws Off My Asteroid by John S. Lewis
- A Conspiracy of Dreamers by Rick N. Tumlinson
- At Millennium’s Eve: The View from 1999 by George Friedman
This newest edition of The High Frontier also includes a bonus CD-ROM with over an hour of video presentations by Gerard O’Neill and SSI (MPEG format), plus the major NASA studies on space settlement (PDF format).
The video contents of the CD-ROM have been uploaded to YouTube, which can be seen here.