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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future

Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Gorman, Dr Alice

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Going boldly forth as a pioneer in the fledgling field of space archaeology, Dr Alice Gorman (aka Dr Space Junk) turns the common perception of archaeology as an exploration of the ancient on its head. Her captivating inquiry into the most modern and daring of technologies spanni...ng some 60 years - a mere speck in cosmic terms - takes the reader on a journey which captures the relics of space forays and uncovers the cultural value of detritus all too readily dismissed as junk. In this book, she takes a physical journey through the solar system and beyond, and a conceptual journey into human interactions with space. Her tools are artefacts, historical explorations, the occasional cocktail recipe, and the archaeologist's eye applied not only to the past, but the present and future as well. Erudite and playful, Dr Space Junk reveals that space is not as empty as we might think. And that by looking up and studying space artefacts, we learn an awful lot about our own culture on earth. She makes us realise that objects from the past - the material culture produced by the Space Age and beyond - are so significant to us now because they remind us of what we might want to hold onto into the future.
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ISBN 9781742236247
Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
Publisher NewSouth Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781742236247
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher NewSouth Publishing
Imprint NewSouth Publishing
Published 1 Apr 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gorman, Dr Alice
Category Archaeology
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Australian
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 629.4
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade

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