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    DescriptionThe years that have passed since Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon in July 1969 have done nothing to alter the fundamental wonder of the event: man reaching the moon remains one of the great events - technical and spiritual - of our lifetime. In this remarkable book, Michael Collins conveys, a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humour of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 space walk, presenting an evocative picture of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.


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    Title
    Carrying the Fire
    Subtitle
    An Astronaut's Journeys
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Collins, Foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780374531942
    ISBN 10: 0374531943
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: TTDS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    B&T Approval Code: S87362000
    LC classification: Q
    Abridged Dewey: 509
    BISAC V2.8: BIO015000
    DC22: 629.450092
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    B&T Approval Code: A44702500
    Thema V1.0: DNC, TTDS, WNX
    Edition
    Special edition
    Edition statement
    Anniversary edition
    Illustrations note
    32 pages of b/w illustrations, 3 photographs
    Publisher
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Imprint name
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Publication date
    23 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Collins flew in both the""Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 space missions in the 1960s. He currently lives in South Florida.
    Review quote
    "Collins tells what his space journeys meant to him as a human being [and] discusses the role of man amid the multitudinous mechanical marvels . . . Profoundly affecting." --"The New Yorker""Michael Collins can write . . . No other person who has flown in space has captured the experience so vividly." --Henry S.F. Cooper, Jr., "The New York Times Book Review"