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An astronaut's guide to life on earth : what going to space taught me about ingenuity, determination, and being prepared for anything

Author: Chris Hadfield
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. Through 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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Chris Hadfield; Chris Hadfield
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Hadfield
ISBN: 9780316253017 0316253014
OCLC Number: 966540078
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 295 pages, 8 un-numbered pages of plates : illustratons (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Mission impossible --
Pre-launch. The trip takes a lifetime ; Have an attitude ; The power of negative thinking ; Sweat the small stuff ; The last people in the world ; What's the next thing that could kill me? --
Liftoff. Tranquility Base, Kazakhstan ; How to get blasted (and feel good the next day) ; Aim to be a zero ; Life off Earth ; Square astronaut, round hole --
Coming down to Earth. Soft landings ; Climbing down the ladder.
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Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. Through 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.

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