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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
Title remainder
the curious science of life in the void
Statement of responsibility
Mary Roach
Creator
Subject
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
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357841
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roach, Mary
Dewey number
571.0919
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH327
LC item number
.R63 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Space biology
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the curious science of life in the void
Label
Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, Mary Roach
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/packing-for-mars-by-mary-roach/
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-334)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
He's smart but his birds are sloppy: Japan picks an astronaut -- Life in a box: the perilous psychology of isolation and confinement -- Star crazy: can space blow your mind? -- You go first: the alarming prospect of life without gravity -- Unstowed: escaping gravity on board NASA's C-9 -- Throwing up and down: the astronaut's secret misery -- The cadaver in the space capsule: NASA visits the crash test lab -- One furry step for mankind: the strange careers of Ham and Enos -- Next gas 200,000 miles: planing a moon expedition is tough, but not as tough as planning a simulated one -- Houston, we have a fungus: space hygiene and the men who stopped bathing for science -- The horizontal stuff: what if you never got out of bed? -- The three-dolphin club: mating without gravity -- Withering heights: bailing out from space -- Separation anxiety: the continuing saga of zero-gravity elimination -- Discomfort food: when veterinarians make dinner, and other tales of woe from aerospace test kitchens -- Eating your pants: is Mars worth it?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780393068474
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010017113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 449865377
  • (OCoLC)449865377
Label
Packing for Mars : the curious science of life in the void, Mary Roach
Link
https://bfgb.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/packing-for-mars-by-mary-roach/
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-334)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
He's smart but his birds are sloppy: Japan picks an astronaut -- Life in a box: the perilous psychology of isolation and confinement -- Star crazy: can space blow your mind? -- You go first: the alarming prospect of life without gravity -- Unstowed: escaping gravity on board NASA's C-9 -- Throwing up and down: the astronaut's secret misery -- The cadaver in the space capsule: NASA visits the crash test lab -- One furry step for mankind: the strange careers of Ham and Enos -- Next gas 200,000 miles: planing a moon expedition is tough, but not as tough as planning a simulated one -- Houston, we have a fungus: space hygiene and the men who stopped bathing for science -- The horizontal stuff: what if you never got out of bed? -- The three-dolphin club: mating without gravity -- Withering heights: bailing out from space -- Separation anxiety: the continuing saga of zero-gravity elimination -- Discomfort food: when veterinarians make dinner, and other tales of woe from aerospace test kitchens -- Eating your pants: is Mars worth it?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780393068474
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010017113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 449865377
  • (OCoLC)449865377

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