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Spacefaring By Albert A. Harrison

Spacefaring
by Albert A. Harrison

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Exploring the human side of spaceflight, this text covers such topics as habitability, crew selection and training, coping with stress, group dynamics and accidents. It also reviews the broad organizational and political contexts that shape human progress toward the heavens.
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Spacefaring: The Human Dimension by Albert A. Harrison

The stars have always called us, but only for the past forty years or so have we been able to respond by traveling in space. This book explores the human side of spaceflight: why people are willing to brave danger and hardship to go into space; how human culture has shaped past and present missions; and the effects of space travel on health and well-being. A comprehensive and authoritative treatment of its subject, this book combines statistical studies, rich case histories, and gripping anecdotal detail as it investigates the phenomenon of humans in space--from the earliest spaceflights to the missions of tomorrow. Drawing from a strong research base in the behavioral sciences, Harrison covers such topics as habitability, crew selection and training, coping with stress, group dynamics, accidents, and more. In addition to taking a close look at spacefarers themselves, Spacefaring reviews the broad organizational and political contexts that shape human progress toward the heavens. With the ongoing construction of the International Space Station, the human journey to the stars continues, and this book will surely help guide the way.

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Spacefaring Reviews


"Fascinating.... this is a book that could broaden your horizons in the widest possible sense."-New Scientist "An intelligent, challenging book...ideal for those with an interest in space travel and a desire to explore the cutting edge."-David Pitt, Booklist "Marvelous reading...will be invaluable to aerospace engineers and future space travelers. Read this wonderful book and you too will learn to fly."-Cliff Pickover, Leonardo Digital Reviews "An informed and upbeat appraisal of the human dimension of spaceflight, coupled with a cautious and wistful rumination on its prospects."-Alex Roland, Issues in Science and Technology "Spacefaring addresses in a powerful, cogent, and scholarly manner topics long ignored or swept aside in official reports and planning documents about space flight. It is a good, powerful and needed work."-Edgar Mitchell, Astronaut, Apollo 14

About Albert A. Harrison


Albert A. Harrison is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He is coauthor of Living Aloft: Human Requirements for Extended Spaceflight (1985) and From Antarctica to Outer Space: Life in Isolation and Confinement (1991), and author of After Contact: The Human Response to Extraterrestrial Life (1997).

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GOR010400149
Spacefaring: The Human Dimension by Albert A. Harrison
Albert A. Harrison
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of California Press
2002-12-06
342
0520236777
9780520236776
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