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Space chronicles : facing the ultimate frontier / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; edited by Avis Lang.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780393082104 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0393082105 (hardcover)
  • Description: xv, 364 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2012.

Available copies

  • 13 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 14 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction TL 789.8 .U5 T97 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction TL 789.8 U5 T97 2012 (Text to phone) In transit -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Nonfiction 629.4097/T994s (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 629.4/Tyson (Text to phone) Available -
Lynn Adult Nonfiction 629.4/Tyson (Text to phone) Available -
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) 629.409 Tyson (Text to phone) Available -
Middlesex - Lowell Campus Lower Level TL789.8.U5 T97 2012 [MCC only] (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction NEW TL 789.8 .U5 T97 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Adult Nonfiction 629.4 TYS (Text to phone) Available -
Revere Adult Nonfiction 629.4/T (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Contents Note: Pt. 1: Why. The allure of space -- Exoplanet Earth -- Extraterrestrial life -- Evil aliens -- Killer asteroids -- Destined for the stars -- Why explore -- The anatomy of wonder -- Happy birthday, NASA -- The next fifty years in space -- Space options -- Paths to discovery -- Pt. 2: How. To fly -- Going ballistic -- Race to space -- 2001 : fact vs. Fiction -- Launching the right stuff -- Things are looking up -- For the love of Hubble -- Happy anniversary, Apollo 11 -- How to reach the sky -- The last days of the space shuttle -- Propulsion for deep space -- Balancing acts -- Happy anniversary, Star Trek -- How to prove you've been abducted by aliens -- The future of US space travel -- Pt. 3: Why not. Space travel troubles -- Reaching for the stars -- America and the emergent space powers -- Delusions of space enthusiasts -- Perchance to dream -- By the numbers -- Ode to Challenger, 1986 -- Spacecraft behaving badly -- What NASA means to America's future -- Epilogue: The cosmic perspective.
Summary: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson presents his views on the future of space travel and America's role in that future, giving his readers an eye-opening manifesto on the importance of space exploration for America's economy, security, and morale.
Lang, Avis. (Added Author).

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