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The Hazards of Space Travel by Neil F. Comins
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Jan 09, 11

bookshelves: culture-and-politics, psychology, general-science-math-technology, death-dying-killing-bereavement, aerospace-nonfiction
Recommended for: Any adolescent or adult
Read in May, 2008

A great read. The author's lifelong enthusiasm is matched by the depth and thoroughness of his research into several fields, not only those familiar to him as an astronomer but others ranging from chemical engineering to psychology. He uses the device of alternating presentation of information with diary-like "log entries" by a fictitious future astronaut recounting anecdotes that vividly illustrate the ideas presented in that chapter or section. This would make a good supplementary textbook for high school and college science courses in the multiple fields covered. Strongly recommended.
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