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HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) is a geodesic dome isolated on the slopes of Mauna Loa, a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. From 2013 to 2018 it was used by NASA for six ‘analog missions’ – field tests in locations that have physical similarities to space environments – to Mars. Crews of ‘almost astronauts’ remained in complete isolation for up to a year, in conditions as close as possible to those expected of a small crew on the Red Planet. This book is hugely detailed, both in its use of primary sources and in the explanations of the science involved. This is a great introduction to an important woman and her work.
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The popular science genre is in desperate need of new voices that aren’t the typical standard we are unwittingly used to, and as a starting point I cannot recommend this book enough. However, after reading this book you will be left with a glimpse of a future that's far from utopian, but certainly offers a sense of realism for what the next 50 years might hold. What I liked the most about this novel is that it challenges the romantic idea of a happy marriage. These two people can't seem to make it work simply because it went wrong from the beginning, and naturally you can't help imagining what their lives would have been like if they had chosen a different destiny.These stories will take erotica to the next level. Depicting real-life people in steamy, over the top situations. From the viewpoint of amateurs who are exploring something new for the first time, to seasoned pros who are making others bend in submission. You’ll be enthralled by each and every tale in this audiobook and maybe even learn something new about yourself along the way.
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IEEE Std 1100 – 2005 “IEEE Recommended Practices for Powering and Grounding Electronic Equipment” (available from most libraries)People complain that Tyler keeps writing the same novel. This is only the third* book of hers I’ve read, and yes, all three have been set in Baltimore and concern families. But in each case, she’s dealing with people I know, people I’ve been, people I will likely become. (Perhaps we read realistic fiction to see how other people live, to prepare us, if only subconsciously, for the future.) The story is beautifully told in a simple poetic style, capturing the awe felt by a tiny creature like a squirrel – or indeed a human – when confronted by the cosmos. Anni Betts’ accompanying artwork is wonderful and really comes to life when depicting our companion Cygnus and other glittering constellations.