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You Are Here Around the World in 92 Minutes

by Chris Hadfield

Popular Science The Real World

You Are Here Around the World in 92 Minutes Synopsis

In You Are Here, bestselling author and celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield creates a virtual orbit of Earth, giving us the really big picture: this is our home, from space. The millions of us who followed Hadfield's news-making Twitter feed from the ISS thought we knew what we were looking at when we first saw his photos. But we may have caught the beauty and missed the full meaning. Now, through photographs - many of which have never been shared - Hadfield unveils a fresh and insightful look at our planet. He sees astonishing detail and importance in these images, not just because he's spent months in space but because his in-depth knowledge of geology, geography, and meteorology allows him to reveal the photos' mysteries. Featuring Hadfield's favourite images, You Are Here is divided by continent and represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour - surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful - provides a breathtakingly beautiful perspective on the wonders of the world. You Are Here opens a singular window on our planet, using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and consequences of human settlement, the magnificence of newly uncovered landscapes, and the power of the natural forces shaping our world and the future of our species.

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ISBN: 9781447278603
Publication date: 14/10/2014
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447278603
Publication date: 14th October 2014
Author: Chris Hadfield
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Genres: Popular Science, The Real World,
Categories: Aerial photography, The Earth: natural history general,

About Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Colonel Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992. He was CAPCOM for 25 shuttle launches and served as Director of NASA Operations in Star City, Russia from 2001--2003, Chief of Robotics at the Johnson Space Center in Houston from 2003--2006, and Chief of International Space Station Operations from 2006--2008. Hadfield most recently served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting ...

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