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What s It Like in Space

What s It Like in Space Author Ariel Waldman
ISBN-10 9781452148717
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 128
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Everyone wonders what it's really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts—men and women who've actually been there—who have returned with accounts of the sometimes weird, often funny, and awe-inspiring sensations and realities of being in space. With playful artwork accompanying each, here are the real stories behind backwards dreams, "moon face," the tricks of sleeping in zero gravity and aiming your sneeze during a spacewalk, the importance of packing hot sauce, and dozens of other cosmic quirks and amazements that come with travel in and beyond low Earth orbit.



                                                                                                          Author Έλενα Φερράντε
ISBN-10 9789601666693
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 440
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Ένα σύγχρονο αριστούργηµα από την πιο δηµοφιλή Ιταλίδα συγγραφέα της εποχής µας. Η Υπέροχη Φίλη µου, το πρώτο βιβλίο της Τετραλογίας της Νάπολης, είναι η ιστορία της Έλενας και της Λίλα, µια ιστορία που ξεκινά τη δεκαετία του ’50 µε φόντο µια φτωχογειτονιά της Νάπολης. Η συγγραφέας καταδύεται στην περίπλοκη φύση της φιλίας των δύο κοριτσιών που από έφηβες γίνονται γυναίκες, ακολουθώντας βήµα βήµα την εξέλιξη καθεµιάς ξεχωριστά, τον τρόπο που η µία επηρεάζει την άλλη, τα συναισθήµατα που ανά τις δεκαετίες τις βοηθούν να χτίσουν µια ουσιαστική, ακλόνητη σχέση. Με απαράµιλλο στιλ και αψεγάδιαστη, σχολαστική µατιά η Φερράντε σε µια καθηλωτική αφήγηση ξεδιπλώνει µέσα από την ιστορία µιας φιλίας την ιστορία µιας γειτονιάς, µιας πόλης κι εντέλει ενός έθνους που βιώνει κοσµοϊστορικές αλλαγές µε το πέρασµα των δεκαετιών. «Και τελικά το πραγµατικό θέµα της Φερράντε είναι το περιθώριο που έχει ο καθένας από µας, τόσο µεγάλο και τόσο ελάχιστο, να διαµορφώσει ο ίδιος την ύπαρξή του. Κι αυτό το περιθώριο εξετάζει από κάθε του άποψη, πολιτική, προσωπική, υπαρξιακή... Κατά βάθος αυτή η Τετραλογία της Νάπολης θα µπορούσε να ονοµαστεί η τετραλογία της ελευθερίας». Le Monde des Livres «Να διαποτίσεις τη µυθοπλασία µε την αδιάλυτη δύναµη της ζωής, να την κάνεις να είναι όχι απλά λέξεις στο χαρτί αλλά εσωτερική δύναµη, αυτό είναι το µεγαλύτερο επίτευγµα της τέχνης...» Financial Times «Η άγνωστη συγγραφέας ενός διάσηµου αριστουργήµατος... Η Έλενα Φερράντε αναγνωρίζεται σε παγκόσµιο επίπεδο ως µια σπουδαία συγγραφέας της εποχής µας. Κανείς µας όµως δε γνωρίζει την ταυτότητά της και εκείνη είναι αποφασισµένη να µην την αποκαλύψει». The Sunday Times «Ό,τι καλύτερο διάβασα φέτος». Richard Flanagan «Η Φερράντε µιλάει για τις γυναίκες και τη φιλία µε ασύλληπτη δύναµη». Gwyneth Paltrow «Διαβάζοντας τη Φερράντε θυµήθηκα αυτή τη σχεδόν παιδιάστικη έξαψη να διαβάσεις την επόµενη σελίδα, αυτή την αίσθηση ότι τα µάτια σου έχουν ξεκολλήσει από το κεφάλι σου, αυτή τη σκέψη πως ποτέ δεν περίµενες ότι τα βιβλία µπορούν να σου το κάνουν αυτό!» Elizabeth Strout (βραβείο Πούλιτζερ) «Η γραφή της Φερράντε δε γνωρίζει όρια, µπορεί να οδηγήσει την κάθε σκέψη στο ρηξικέλευθο αποτέλεσµα και αντίστοιχα να γυρίσει πίσω στην πιο ακραία της αρχή...» The New Yorker «Ένα αριστούργηµα, πέρα από όρια και είδη». Il Salvagente «Οι γυναίκες της Φερράντε είναι πραγµατικά έργα τέχνης!» El Pais «Φανταστείτε την Τζέιν Όστεν θυµωµένη και θα έχετε µια ιδέα του πόσο εκρηκτικά σπουδαία είναι αυτή η Τετραλογία της Νάπολης!» The Australian



New Scientist

New Scientist Author
ISBN-10
Release 1987-10-08
Pages 116
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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.



Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills Grade 4

Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills  Grade 4 Author Thinking Kids
ISBN-10 9781483833187
Release 2016-03-07
Pages 544
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Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills for grade 4 covers basic concepts such as reading comprehension, parts of speech, punctuation, spelling, paragraphs, research, multiplication, division, estimating, averaging, fractions, decimals, graphing, geometry, and probability. Complete with practice in writing, reading, and math, this series helps develop the skills your child needs for grade-level success. --With over 10 million copies in print, the Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills series provides an entire curriculum filled with fun, educational activities and instruction that improve academic performance. --Available for grades prekindergarten to 6, Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills features vivid, full-color illustrations and grade-appropriate activities for phonics, reading, language arts, writing, and math. This series edition has been updated with relevant, high-interest reading passages and artwork to engage your child in the learning process. An excellent resource for supporting classroom learning or enhancing your home school curriculum, it features review lessons to measure your childÕs progress, teaching suggestions to extend learning, and answer keys to monitor accuracy. --Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills is the all-in-one resource for strengthening essential skills.



False Memory 15 Stories That I Think Are Actually True

False Memory  15 Stories That I Think Are Actually True Author Mani Obhrai
ISBN-10 9781847990228
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 84
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A collection of entertaining tales that pose some of life's more difficult questions: What happens in an inter-species insect fight? Should I get someone to look at that mysterious shooting pain? How does one deflect the amorous advances of an unconscious friend? From the playground to adult life, these quirky stories make for an absorbing read.



Life Rules

Life Rules Author Natalie Calder
ISBN-10 9781452526430
Release 2014-12-22
Pages 64
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Life Rules! is an inspirational tale of friendship and new beginnings. Trinity and Joel have had a tough year. Their father passed away, their mother has to work two jobs to make ends meet, and to top it all off Joel is being picked on incessantly by the school bully. Life couldn't get much worse. That is, until a new family moves to town and introduces them to a life they could never have dreamed of, a life in which they can have, be, or do anything they ever hoped or wished for. If you've ever felt that you're more powerful than you get credit for, you're right! This book not only tells a tale of new beginnings but will show you how to make your own dreams come true.



The Continuing Story of The International Space Station

The Continuing Story of The International Space Station Author Peter Bond
ISBN-10 185233567X
Release 2002-05-01
Pages 392
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Peter Bond describes the development and evolution of space stations, with particular emphasis on the International Space Station, beginning with the revolution that began in 1970, when Salyut 1, the world's first space station was sent into orbit by the Soviet Union. Defeated in the race to the Moon, the Soviets redirected their efforts towards the conquest of near-Earth space. In the next three decades, their increasingly large and sophisticated structures rewrote the history books as cosmonauts continued to push back all space endurance records. Only the U.S. Skylab, a technological cul-de-sac based on surplus Apollo hardware, interrupted this era of Soviet domination. By the mid-1990's, Russian physician Valeri Poliakov had lived continuously for 14 months on board the Mir space station, long enough to travel to Mars and back. The book explains how the human exploitation of low-Earth orbit is about to change. With Mir no longer in existence, all eyes are on the next generation, the International Space Station (ISS).



Fallen Astronauts

Fallen Astronauts Author Colin Burgess
ISBN-10 0803202415
Release 2003-12-01
Pages 272
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The author serves up a touching, long-overdue tribute to the astronauts who died while pursuing their very difficult jobs, including the victims of the Apollo fire and the two Gemini astronauts killed in a plane wreck, as well as others. Simultaneous. (History)



Astronomy Astronauts and Space Exploration

Astronomy  Astronauts  and Space Exploration Author Clive Gifford
ISBN-10 0778720217
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 32
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Uncover the amazing story of astronomy from telescopes in space to outstanding observatories. Learn about the latest space probes, how rockets lift off, and what it's like living in the weightlessness of space. And find out about the remarkable astronauts who have spacewalked their way into history.



An Astronaut s Guide to Life on Earth

An Astronaut s Guide to Life on Earth Author Chris Hadfield
ISBN-10 9781447257127
Release 2013-10-29
Pages 336
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Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 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, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in space. The secret to Chris Hadfield's success - and survival - is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst - and enjoy every moment of it. In his book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Chris 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 Colonel Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights in this book will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth - especially your own.



My Life As an Astronaut

My Life As an Astronaut Author Alan Bean
ISBN-10 9780671707699
Release 1988-07-01
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The astronaut who landed on the moon in November 1969 and also lived and worked in Skylab in 1973 tells about his past and present life, which is devoted to painting scenes from the American experience in space.



A Galaxy of Her Own

A Galaxy of Her Own Author Libby Jackson
ISBN-10 9781473553262
Release 2017-11-16
Pages 144
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From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between. From Ada Lovelace in the nineteenth century, to the women behind the Apollo missions, from the astronauts breaking records on the International Space Station to those blazing the way in the race to get to Mars, A Galaxy of Her Own reveals extraordinary stories, champions unsung heroes and celebrates remarkable achievements from around the world. Written by Libby Jackson, a leading UK expert in human space flight, and illustrated with bold and beautiful artwork from the students of London College of Communication, this is a book to delight and inspire trailblazers of all ages. Packed full of both amazing female role models and mind-blowing secrets of space travel, A Galaxy of Her Own is guaranteed to make any reader reach for the stars.



Riding Rockets

Riding Rockets Author Mike Mullane
ISBN-10 9780743276832
Release 2007-02-06
Pages 382
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A memoir of the author's career with the space shuttle program describes his work as a Mission Specialist in the first group of shuttle astronauts, and hundreds of hours spent aboard Discovery and Atlantis.



Space Traveler

Space Traveler Author James Vincent
ISBN-10 9781462065448
Release 2003-09-11
Pages 286
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James Vincent is a "world class" musician. That he is not a household name is entirely by his choice, yet almost all who have seen him perform or heard his recordings have become his fans. He has written a unique, brutally honest account of his life his childhood and discovery of the guitar; his going on the road at seventeen to play in seedy dives and military service clubs; later, in famous upscale clubs across the country; then making records and playing huge concert venues. James gives us an inside look at the recording industry the studios, the performers, producers and promoters. He gives us behind the scenes insights into many famous personalities names like Santana, Garcia, Harrison and Cetera, and acknowledges some unsung heroes in the music world. His cast of characters includes the very rich and the down and out, the saint and the prostitute, the famous, the infamous and the very bizarre. This is a story about learning the hard way; about dysfunctional families, choices and consequences, lust, infidelity, despair, triumph, tragedy, friendship and betrayal. Most of all, it is a life's journey to discover the meaning of unconditional love and spiritual fulfillment. It is indeed, an odyssey. ?R.J.M.



Disaster Recovery Planning for Communications and Critical Infrastructure

Disaster Recovery Planning for Communications and Critical Infrastructure Author Leo Anthony Wrobel
ISBN-10 9781596934696
Release 2009
Pages 325
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Addressing the vulnerabilities in today's critical infrastructure to natural disasters and terrorism, this practical book describes what you should be doing to protect your infrastructure before the unthinkable happens. You learn how to maintain command and control in any disaster, and how to predict the probability of those disasters. Written by two highly regarded experts in the field, this one-of-a-kind book shows you how to simplify risk assessments and emergency response procedures to disasters affecting our critical national and local infrastructure.



Directing the Story

Directing the Story Author Francis Glebas
ISBN-10 9781136138690
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 360
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Francis Glebas, a top Disney storyboard artist, shows how to reach the ultimate goal of animation and moviemaking by showing how to provide audiences with an emotionally satisfying experience. Directing the Story offers a structural approach to clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. With Francis' help you'll discover the professional storytelling techniques which have swept away generations of movie goers and kept them coming back for more. You'll also learn to spot potential problems before they cost you time or money and offers creative solutions to solve them. Best of all, it practices what it preaches, using a graphic novel format to demonstrate the professional visual storytelling techniques you need to know.



Worlds of Power

Worlds of Power Author Stephen Ellis
ISBN-10 1850657351
Release 2004
Pages 263
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This book urges us to recast our approach to understanding modern African history by recognizing the religious basis of African political practice... a critical corrective to much of the recent literature on colonialism and globalization.