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Around the World in 92 Minutes

Book - 2014
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Photographs from the International Space Station punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316379649
0316379646
Characteristics: 200 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 21 cm

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Lots of excellent photographs (and a few less so) but overall it's a wonderful book filled with wit and wonder.

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joebuglione
Sep 08, 2016

great photos ; funny commentary ; quick read

melwyk Dec 28, 2014

I love the idea of this book...but I also agree with jsradford's comment...the photographic quality really should be better for a book with this concept. While it was enjoyable it wasn't fabulous :(

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Dec 22, 2014

You Are Here --- by --- Chris Hadfield. People go on trips. They take pictures. Pictures of the beach, the mountains, the desert, the middle of the ocean. They come home and have show-and-tell: "How I Spent my Holiday in Spain",... "in Tierra del Fuego",... "in Outer Mongolia". We doze off. High flying Hadfield, in the words of the song “I’ve Been Everywhere” has been everywhere. And he could always wait for the light to be just right. The weather was always just right, always sunny unless the stars were out. This is his show-and-tell: we didn’t doze off. These are the pictures he took. From Earth orbit. The pictures are first-rate. Their reproduction --- well, that's another matter: the inside of a milk bottle comes to mind. The colour tells the tales. Sometimes there are just patters. Sometimes there are landscapes (is that the right word?) that need explaining. You don’t “read” a book like this --- you study it. You investigate, you interpret, you ask the questions. And then you come back to it again. And again. Later. Hadfield figured it out and passed it on to us: the Earth is a heavenly place.

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