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The Resource Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, Mary Roach

Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, Mary Roach

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Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void
Title
Packing for Mars
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the curious science of life in the void
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Mary Roach
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Language
eng
Summary
The author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As the author discovers, it's possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA's new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), she takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth
Summary
Describes the weirdness of space travel, answers questions about the long-term effects of living in zero gravity on the human body, and explains how space simulations on Earth can provide a preview to life in space
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
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357841
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Roach, Mary
Dewey number
571.0919
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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Space biology
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adult
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the curious science of life in the void
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Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, Mary Roach
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781513
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First edition.
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pages
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9780393068474
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2010017113
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780393068474
  • (OCoLC)449865377
Label
Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, Mary Roach
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
781513
Dimensions
cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780393068474
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010017113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393068474
  • (OCoLC)449865377

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