English (U.S. Hardcover)

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination and Being Prepared For Anything

Chris Hadfield


Language / Publisher:
English (United States)
Little, Brown
English (Audio Edition - U.S.)
Hachette Audio
English (Canada)
Random House Canada
English (U.K./ANZ)
Pan Macmillan
Chinese (Complex)
Locus Publishing Company
Chinese (Simplified)
Hunan Science & Technology Press
Czech
Euromedia Group
Danish
Art People
Dutch
Karakter
Estonian
Eram Books
French (Canada)
Librex
German
Heyne
Greek
S. Patakis Publications
Hebrew
Modan
Hungarian
Akkord
Japanese
Hayakawa
Korean
Guilbut
Polish
ZNAK
Portuguese (Brazil)
Editora Nova Fronteira
Portuguese (Portugal)
Bertrand Editora
Romanian
Nemira Publishing
Russian
Alpina Publishing
Slovak
Ikar
Spanish
Ediciones B
Turkish
Tubitak
Vietnamese
Asbooks/AZ Group Company


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Awards, Nominations, and Distinctions:

Bestseller – The New York Times

Bestseller – Los Angeles Times

#1 Bestseller – The Globe and Mail 

Book of the Year Selection – Slate
Winner – CBA Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Critical Praise:

"Chris Hadfield is easily the world’s most famous living moustache-tronaut, having done more to promote the concept of off-Earth travel and exploration than anyone since William Shatner first stepped onto the bridge of the Enterprise…. The accounts of Hadfield’s three missions are riveting and fun, and easily communicate the shock and awe that comes with seeing the planet from above."
The Toronto Star


"The vacuum of space is unforgiving and brutal. Life on earth isn’t easy, either. Mr. Hadfield has genuinely and refreshingly increased our understanding of how to thrive in both places."
Adam Savage, in The Wall Street Journal


Description:

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield’s success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst-and enjoy every moment of it.

In An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Col. Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks, and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement-and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don’t visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.

You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Col. Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth-especially your own.

About the Author(s):

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. In May, Hadfield returned to Earth after serving as Commander of the International Space Station, where he and his crew lived for six months (it was his third trip). The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992. He served as Director of NASA Operations in Star City, Russia from 2001-2003, Chief of Robotics at the Johnson Space Center in Houston from 2003-2006 and Chief of International Space Station Operations there from 2006-2008. The former President of the Association of Space Explorers (2007-2011), Hadfield is also a fully qualified flight engineer cosmonaut, is fluent in Russian, and is designated a "specialist" on all Space Station systems, meaning that he has earned the highest qualification level possible for every imaginable task onboard.

Other Editions of This Book:

English (Audio Edition)

English (Canadian Hardcover)

English (Canadian Paperback)

English (U.K.)

English (U.K.)

Chinese (Traditional)

Czech

Danish

Dutch

Estonian

French (Canada)

German

Hebrew

Hungarian

Japanese

Korean

Polish

Portuguese (Brazil)

Portuguese (Port.)

Romanian

Russian

Slovak

Spanish

Vietnamese

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