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    DescriptionColonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 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 counterintuitive 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.


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    Title
    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
    Subtitle
    What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Hadfield
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780316253017
    ISBN 10: 0316253014
    Classifications

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    BIC subject category V2: TTD, BGTA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.6A
    BISAC V2.8: BUS059000
    B&T Approval Code: A37384000
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    LC classification: TL789.85.H33 A3 2013
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Little Brown and Company
    Imprint name
    Little Brown and Company
    Publication date
    29 October 2013
    Author Information
    Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. In May, Hadfield returned to Earth after serving as Commander of the International Space Station, where he and his crew lived for six months (it was his third trip). 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, Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992. He 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 there from 2006-2008. The former President of the Association of Space Explorers (2007-2011), Hadfield is also a fully qualified flight engineer cosmonaut, is fluent in Russian, and is designated a "specialist" on "all" Space Station systems, meaning that he has earned the highest qualification level possible for every imaginable task onboard.
    Review quote
    "Thoroughly engaging.... In a low-key style, he makes a persuasive case that the oft-derided Space Station is both a marvel of engineering and a triumph for science, and he paints the cartoon heroism of the NASA astronaut corps in a much more realistic, and yet in many ways even more admirable, light." "Corey S. Powell, American Scientist"""