A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System by Mark Thompson

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Unfortunately, the author is writing about a well-mined subject. Despite his mostly appealing prose and useful details, the book, which could have been more fully fleshed out, suffers in comparison to Julian Guthrie’s recent How to Make a Spaceship (2016).
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An eye-opening and provocative tour of our solar system, from one of Britain’s celebrated astronomists.


Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, traveling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the solar system, visiting the sun and the planets, taking in everything from moons to asteroid belts along the way? What would you see, and how would you feel? What would you eat? How would you navigate and produce fuel? How would you survive?



On this epic voyage of discovery, astronomer Mark Thompson takes you on that journey. From how to prepare for take-off and the experience of leaving Earth’s atmosphere, to the reality of living in the confines of a spaceship and the strange sensation of weightlessness, this is an adventure like no other.



Suit up, strap in, and enjoy the ride!
 

About Mark Thompson

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Mark Thompson holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Cambridge. The author of Forging War and A Paper House, he lives in Oxford, England.
 
Published November 8, 2016 by Pegasus Books. 263 pages
Genres: Science & Math. Non-fiction
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on Aug 24 2016

Unfortunately, the author is writing about a well-mined subject. Despite his mostly appealing prose and useful details, the book, which could have been more fully fleshed out, suffers in comparison to Julian Guthrie’s recent How to Make a Spaceship (2016).

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