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The Resource The orbital perspective : lessons in seeing the big picture from a journey of seventy-one million miles, astronaut Ron Garan

The orbital perspective : lessons in seeing the big picture from a journey of seventy-one million miles, astronaut Ron Garan

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The orbital perspective : lessons in seeing the big picture from a journey of seventy-one million miles
Title
The orbital perspective
Title remainder
lessons in seeing the big picture from a journey of seventy-one million miles
Statement of responsibility
astronaut Ron Garan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was a powerful, transformative experience--one that he believes holds the key to solving our problems here on Earth. On space walks and through windows, Garan was struck by the stunning beauty of the Earth from space but sobered by knowing how much needed to be done to help this troubled planet. And yet on the International Space Station, Garan, a former fighter pilot, was working work side by side with Russians, who only a few years before were "the enemy." If fifteen nationalities could collaborate on one of the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertakings in history, surely we can apply that kind of cooperation and innovation toward creating a better world. That spirit is what Garan calls the "orbital perspective." Garan vividly conveys what it was like learning to work with a diverse group of people in an environment only a handful of human beings have ever known. But more importantly, he describes how he and others are working to apply the orbital perspective here at home, embracing new partnerships and processes to promote peace and combat hunger, thirst, poverty, and environmental destruction. This book is a call to action for each of us to care for the most important space station of all: planet Earth
Member of
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10401234
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Garan, Ron
Dewey number
629.450092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL789.85.G37
LC item number
G37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
A BK currents book
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  • Garan, Ron
  • International Space Station
  • Astronauts
  • Astronautics
  • Peaceful change (International relations)
Target audience
adult
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lessons in seeing the big picture from a journey of seventy-one million miles
Label
The orbital perspective : lessons in seeing the big picture from a journey of seventy-one million miles, astronaut Ron Garan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
1077870
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 185 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781626562462
Lccn
2014038722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781626562462
  • (OCoLC)883646493
Label
The orbital perspective : lessons in seeing the big picture from a journey of seventy-one million miles, astronaut Ron Garan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
1077870
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xiv, 185 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781626562462
Lccn
2014038722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781626562462
  • (OCoLC)883646493

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