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Defying limits : lessons from the edge of the universe

Author: Dave Williams
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Simon & Schuster Canada editionView all editions and formats
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"An inspirational, uplifting, and life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience and living life to the fullest, from Dr. Dave Williams, one of Canada's most accomplished astronauts... In Defying Limits, Dave shares the events that have defined his life, showing us that whether we're gravity-defying astronauts or earth-bound terrestrials, we can all live an infinite, fulfilled life by relishing the value and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Dave (Dafydd Rhys), 1954-
Defying limits.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
(OCoLC)1029847915
Named Person: Dave Williams
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Williams
ISBN: 9781501160967 1501160966
OCLC Number: 1060573607
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Intro; Dedication; Prologue: A Lifetime in a Moment; Part One; 1: To Fly in Outer Space; 2: In Your Own Backyard; 3: A Great Day to Be Alive; 4: Failure Is the Best Teacher; Part Two; 5: The Astronaut Killer; 6: The Point of No Return; 7: Space Medicine and the Funky Chicken; 8: NASA Training and the Slugs; Part Three; 9: Mission STS-90, Columbia; 10: The Longest Two Minutes of My Life; 11: The Other Frontier; 12: The Gift of Life; 13: What a Wonderful World; 14: No Such Thing as Normal; Epilogue: A Lifetime to Go; Photographs; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Index; Copyright.
Responsibility: Dr. Dave Williams.

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"An inspirational, uplifting, and life-affirming memoir about passion, resilience and living life to the fullest, from Dr. Dave Williams, one of Canada's most accomplished astronauts... In Defying Limits, Dave shares the events that have defined his life, showing us that whether we're gravity-defying astronauts or earth-bound terrestrials, we can all live an infinite, fulfilled life by relishing the value and importance of each moment. The greatest fear that we all face is not the fear of dying, but the fear of never having lived. Each of us is greater than we believe. And, together, we can exceed our limits to soar farther and higher than we ever imagined."--Amazon.com.

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