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The Orbital Perspective

Author : Astronaut Ron Garan
ISBN : 9781626563100
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This enhanced edition includes over an hour of video: extraordinary footage of astronaut Ron Garan's life on the International Space Station, and vignettes of inspiring projects on Earth that show the orbital perspective in action. For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was a powerful, transformative experience—one that he believes holds the key to solving our problems here on Earth. On space walks and through windows, Garan was struck by the stunning beauty of the Earth from space but sobered by knowing how much needed to be done to help this troubled planet. And yet on the International Space Station, Garan, a former fighter pilot, was working work side by side with Russians, who only a few years before were “the enemy.” If fifteen nationalities could collaborate on one of the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertakings in history, surely we can apply that kind of cooperation and innovation toward creating a better world. That spirit is what Garan calls the “orbital perspective.” Garan vividly conveys what it was like learning to work with a diverse group of people in an environment only a handful of human beings have ever known. But more importantly, he describes how he and others are working to apply the orbital perspective here at home, embracing new partnerships and processes to promote peace and combat hunger, thirst, poverty, and environmental destruction. This book is a call to action for each of us to care for the most important space station of all: planet Earth. You don't need to be an astronaut to have the orbital perspective. Garan's message of elevated empathy is an inspiration to all who seek a better world.

The Orbital Perspective An Astronaut S View

Author : Colonel Ron Garan
ISBN : 9781784189099
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was a powerful, transformative experience - one that he believes holds the key to solving our problems here on Earth.On space walks and through windows, Garan was struck by the stunning beauty of the Earth from space but sobered by knowing how much needed to be done to help this troubled planet. And yet on the International Space Station, Garan, a former fighter pilot, was working side by side with Russians, who only a few years before were ‘the enemy.’ If fifteen nationalities could collaborate on one of the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertakings in history, surely we can apply that kind of cooperation and innovation toward creating a better world. That spirit is what Garan calls the “orbital perspective.”Garan vividly conveys what it was like learning to work with a diverse group of people in an environment only a handful of human beings have ever known. But more importantly, he describes how he and others are working to apply the orbital perspective here at home, embracing new partnerships and processes to promote peace and combat hunger, thirst, poverty, and environmental destruction. This book is a call to action for each of us to care for the most important space station of all: planet Earth. You don’t need to be an astronaut to have the orbital perspective. Garan’s message of elevated empathy is an inspiration to all who seek a better world.’The Orbital Perspective: An Astronaut’s View is an inspirational knockout. After reading this book you will refuse to accept the status quo on our planet.’ - WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO, PHD, UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD AND FOUNDER OF KLITSCHKO MANAGEMENT GROUP“It is said that to understand a problem properly you need to get outside of it. Ron Garan has certainly done that. Ron’s focus is on finding new connections and collaborations that cross borders of all sorts that might just allow us to transform the world for the better before we destroy this big blue ball we call home.” - PETER GABRIEL, MUSICIAN AND A FOUNDER OF WOMAD, WITNESS, AND THE ELDERS“Ron Garan’s breakthrough book is one of a kind. Never before has a first-hand account of lessons learned in space been applied to first-hand humanitarian development work on Earth. Ron masterfully synthesizes the big-picture view of our world with the ground-level details necessary to overcome the barriers to improving life for all people.” - JIMMY WALES, FOUNDER OF WIKIPEDIA“Astronaut Ron Garan’s fabulous book will transport you from the magnificent sense of possibility in outer space to the perspective of a worm on Earth’s rich soil and will reassert our fundamental connection to one another in ways that challenge and inspire. We all need more of an orbital perspective to remind us that, in the end, we only have each other.” - JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ, CEO, ACUMEN, AND AUTHOR OF THE BLUE SWEATER “A wonderful call to shift our point of view from local to global, from myopic to orbital. This consciousness-altering, ego-dissolving, mind-reconfiguring experience renders our common purpose clear: we are the frontal lobes of this Pale Blue Dot and we need to leverage our collective genius to overcome our challenges and unleash our potential. Bravo!” - JASON SILVA, FILMMAKER, MEDIA ARTIST, AND HOST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL’S BRAIN GAMES

The Orbital Perspective

Author : Colonel Ron Garan
ISBN : 1784188182
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For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was a powerful, tranformative experience - one that he believes holds the key to solving our problems here on Earth. But you don't need to be an astronaut to have the orbital perspective. Garan's message of elevated empathy is an inspiration to all who seek a better world.

Human Chemistry Volume One

Author : Libb Thims
ISBN : 9781430310495
Genre : Science
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Human chemistry is the study of bond-forming and bond-breaking reactions between people and the structures they form. People often speak of having either good or bad chemistry together: whereby, according to consensus, the phenomenon of love is a chemical reaction. The new science of human chemistry is the study of these reactions. Historically, human chemistry was founded with the 1809 publication of the classic novella Elective Affinities, by German polymath Johann von Goethe, a chemical treatise on the origin of love. Goethe based his human chemistry on Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman's 1775 chemistry textbook A Dissertation on Elective Attractions, which itself was founded on Isaac Newton's 1687 supposition that the cause of chemical phenomena may 'all depend upon certain forces by which the particles of bodies, by some causes hitherto unknown, are either mutually impelled towards each other, and cohere in regular figures, or are repelled and recede from one another'; which thus defines life.

Theoretical Models Of Chemical Bonding

Author : Zvonimir B. Maksic
ISBN : 9783642581793
Genre : Science
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The renowned theoretical physicist Victor F. Weisskopf rightly pointed out that a real understanding of natural phenomena implies a clear distinction between the essential and the peripheral. Only when we reach such an understanding - that is to say when we are able to separate the relevant from the irrelevant, will the phenomena no longer appear complex, but intelectually transparent. This statement, which is generally valid, reflects the very essence ofmodelling in the quantum theory of matter, on the molecular level in particular. Indeed, without theoretical models one would be swamped by too many details embodied in intricate accurate molecular wavefunctions. Further, physically justified simplificqtions enable studies of the otherwise intractable systems and/or phenomena. Finally, a lack of appropriate models would leave myriads of raw experimental data totally unrelated and incomprehensible. The present series ofbooks dwells on the most important models of chemical bonding and on the variety of its manifestations. In this volume the electronic structure and properties of molecules are considered in depth. Particular attention is focused on the nature of intramolecular interactions which in turn are revealed by various types ofmolecular spectroscopy. Emphasis is put on the conceptual and interpretive aspects of the theory in line with the general philosophy adopted in the series.

Theoretical Models Of Chemical Bonding

Author : G. Alagona
ISBN : 3540522522
Genre : Chemical bonds
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Exploring Space Exploring Earth

Author : Paul D. Lowman Jr
ISBN : 0521890624
Genre : Science
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An account of the impact of space exploration on our understanding of the geology and geophysics of Earth.

Creating Good Work

Author : R. Schultz
ISBN : 9781137313522
Genre : Business & Economics
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Creating Good Work is a practical guide book, that recounts the stories of some of the most successful social entrepreneurial programs operating today, with real life examples of and how they overcame both physical and societal barriers to create a lasting impact on the world they encounter.

The Nexus Odyssey

Author : Hylton Smith
ISBN : 9781465705419
Genre : Fiction
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The Nexus Odyssey is an epic journey of human exploration. Overpopulation and its attendant problems force colonisation of another planet. Having achieved this salvation, the relations between Earth and Mars become fractious, and this leads to the development of interstellar propulsion capability, a joint strategy of humans and intelligent aliens. The problems are immense, and benefits uncertain.

Renewal

Author : Hylton Smith
ISBN : 9781465768834
Genre : Fiction
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Renewal is the fourth volume in The Nexus Odyssey. The city vessel Phoenix is in its 43rd year of the journey from Mars to the 55 Cancri system. The three species aboard are shocked to find Nexus is nothing like the Axis remembered. Renewal chronicles the struggle between the crew and a lifeform which tries to control them, while Mars is unaware of the same threat as the surface temperature rises.

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