An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
25
2
Rate this:
Hadfield takes readers into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. He developed an unconventional philosophy at NASA: Prepare for the worst-- and enjoy every moment of it. By thinking like an astronaut, you can change the way you view life on Earth-- especially your own.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316253017
0316253014
Branch Call Number: 921 Hadfi
Characteristics: 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

g
guantina
Jul 17, 2017

A very inspiring and motivating life story told from former astronaut Chris Hadfield. He talks about the gruelling difficulties that he has faced throughout his career with NASA, and the long training process that he had to go through before being able to go to the International Space Station. This book was truly great and the reader got to experience and connect with Chris as he expresses his thoughts and feelings.
Chris Hadfield teaches the world how to make the impossible possible.

f
fatcat21
Feb 01, 2017

I would highly recommend this book. It is a very high interest, very readable book. You don't have to have an interest in space to enjoy this. It is simply a story of how he was able to accomplish some of the amazing things he has done. You will be inspired by the life and work ethic of this very accomplished man.

d
darcyhudjik
Dec 23, 2016

An interesting insight on what astronauts do to train and prepare for a mission, and how many of these things can be applied to everyday life.

a
Aisling_1
Jul 05, 2016

Chris Hadfield's "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" was such an enlightening read. Hadfield masterfully explains intricate details of an astronaut's career while still reaching the reader through humour.

d
danomcd
Nov 17, 2015

The organization seemed a little strange with him jumping around through various parts of his career.

l
Lauriepb
Nov 15, 2015

October 2015
Non Fiction Club
Own a copy

d
dixiedog
Aug 19, 2015

I also found that Chris Hadfield’s ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth’ was very well written and easy to read. I did however find the title to be a little misleading. This book is an autobiography of Hadfield’s life and achievements. Sprinkled throughout the book is the author’s insight on how to achieve your goals, and find ultimate happiness and success in your life. His approach on how to succeed in life is based on his experience and very sound thinking. For me, I would have been happier to see his astute suggestions laid out or at least summarized at the back of the book for quick reference. There is something in his book that every reader could learn from Chris Hadfield. Senior Doctor at Bass – D. A.

o
occy
May 04, 2015

A very educational book which is written in laymen's terms. It answered many questions I had regarding space travel and what it would be like to spend 5 months in a cramped space station. Very well written and would highly recommend this read.

Jenny_Fry Feb 25, 2015

I loved this book and it was really inspiring!

m
mckeett
Jan 24, 2015

A Canadian hero and a very interesting author.

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

LibraryThing Series Information


  Loading...

Find it at CRRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top