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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Dr Space Junk vs The Universe
 

Turns the common perception of archaeology as an exploration of the ancient on its head. Alice Gorman's captivating inquiry into the most modern and daring of technologies spanning some 60 years takes the reader on a journey which captures the relics of space forays and uncovers ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781742244495
Published 1 April 2019
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Gorman, Alice
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ISBN-13 9781742244495
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint NewSouth Publishing
Publication Date 1 April 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Gorman, Alice
Category Archaeology
Social Sciences
Science: General Issues
Popular Science
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
Australian
Number of Pages 278
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 629.4
Catalogue Code 996898

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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 spanning 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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