You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the International Space Station
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 14, 2014)
- Length: 208 pages
- ISBN-10: 0316379646
- ISBN-13: 9780316379649
- Format: PDF, Epub, Mobi
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Divided by continent, YOU ARE HERE represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour — surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful — is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity. In the spirit of his bestselling An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, YOU ARE HERE opens a singular window on our planet, using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and consequences of human settlement, the magnificence (and wit) of never-before-noticed landscapes, and the power of the natural forces shaping our world and the future of our species.
Meet the author
Chris Hadfield, one of the world’s most seasoned and accomplished astronauts, is the author of the #1 international bestseller An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School in 1988 and the U.S. Navy Test Pilot of the Year in 1991, Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992. He was Chief CAPCOM at NASA for twenty-five shuttle missions and served as Director of Operations for NASA in Star City, Russia, from 2001 to 2003; Chief of Robotics for the NASA Astronaut Office in Houston from 2003 to 2006; and Chief of International Space Station Operations for the NASA Astronaut Office from 2006 to 2008. Hadfield most recently served as Commander of the International Space Station, where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His online videos, including a zero-gravity version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” have collectively received more than fifty million views.
“Wait…” by Honest abe
Wait….it’s great, but are you telling me that this public servant, who went into space on the backs of the American taxpayer, took pictures that he is now selling back to the taxpayers who paid for his trip to space in the first place?
I think these photos already belong to the American taxpayers who paid for Mr. Hadfield’s training and trip to space in the first place.
Why are we being asked to pay for what should already be ours?
“Wish I were there!” by Mary Ellen O
Saw this book review in the WSJ. This is the type of book that one who loves visual images will truly appreciate. The added delight is a rare combination of making geography fascinating and punctuating the views with whimsical sense of humor with pareidolia, a photo, or personal note. One sees our world in a new way and has a glimpse into a beauty viewed by space pioneers. How very creative!
“Five Stars” by Jim Bartley
Interesting and beautiful photos. Very insightful commentary.
“Really cool perspective on our planet” by hockey nut
Breathtakingly beautiful collection of photos from space, organized in a fun way. He shows you that from space, a crater looks like a Cheerio, an island looks like a pig–makes you see the Earth differently. Great gift book.