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cspg
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posted 09-25-2013 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Earthrise: My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut
by Edgar Mitchell and Ellen Mahoney
Of the nearly seven billion people who live on Earth, only 12 have walked on the Moon and Dr. Edgar Mitchell was one of them.

Earthrise is a vibrant memoir for young adults featuring the life story of this internationally known Apollo 14 astronaut. The book focuses on Edgar’s amazing journey to the Moon in 1971 and highlights the many steps he took to get there, including growing up as a farm boy on a ranch; living in Roswell, New Mexico, during the alleged UFO crash; graduating from Carnegie Mellon and MIT; being a navy combat pilot; and becoming a NASA astronaut.

In engaging and suspenseful prose he details his historic flight to the moon, describing everything from the very practical—eating, sleeping, and going to the bathroom in space—to the metaphysical, such as the life-changing sensation of connectedness to the universe that he felt and that has been described, in varying degrees, by many astronauts.

  • Age Range: 12 and up; Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press (April 1, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1613749015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613749012

MCroft04
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posted 09-25-2013 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't wait to read this one. I realize it is a book for young adults, but at least I might be able to understand this one

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posted 01-10-2014 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The publisher's web page.

DChudwin
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posted 03-12-2014 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Earthrise" now has an Amazon listing and is available for pre-ordering.

Buel
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posted 04-06-2014 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does 'Grade level: 7 and up' translate as seven years old and up or is the 'Grade' an American thing?

Robonaut
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posted 04-06-2014 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robonaut   Click Here to Email Robonaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The information about the book in the first post indicates it is for ages 12 and upwards. Grade 7 in the US would be the equivalent of Year 8 in England, which to some of us whose education was a long time ago translates as second year of Secondary School.

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posted 04-06-2014 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Earthwise is now shown as available and I can confirm the Kindle edition. My only comment so far is the cover design leaves much to be desired.

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