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An astronaut's guide to life on Earth, Chris Hadfield

Label
An astronaut's guide to life on Earth
Title
An astronaut's guide to life on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hadfield
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it. In An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Col. Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement - and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counter intuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff. You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Col. Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth - especially your own."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
629.450092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
An astronaut's guide to life on Earth, Chris Hadfield
Label
An astronaut's guide to life on Earth, Chris Hadfield
Publication
Note
Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15116882
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447257516
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2328494
  • (OCoLC)858311924
  • (Nz)15116882

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