Reagan Arthur, senior vice president and publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today (April 24) that Little, Brown has acquired rights to publish a new book by former astronaut Chris Hadfield featuring photographs from the International Space Station (ISS). YOU ARE HERE: Around the World in 92 Minutes
will be in bookstores this fall. Literary agent Rick Broadhead of Rick Broadhead and Associates completed the deal.
"Chris Hadfield's new book, YOU ARE HERE, encapsulates his singular eye for our world as it appears from above. We first fell for his photographs over Twitter, and now we have the chance to see the earth with startling freshness in these hand — selected shots from the thousands Chris took on board the International Space Station. Chris's new book is full of beauty, whimsy, and a keen sense for the planet we share," said vice president and executive editor John Parsley.
Divided by continent, YOU ARE HERE represents one (idealized) orbit of the ISS. This planetary photo tour — surprising, playful, thought-provoking, and visually delightful — is also punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity. In the spirit of his bestselling An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, YOU ARE HERE opens a singular window on our planet, using remarkable photographs to illuminate the history and consequences of human settlement, the magnificence (and wit) of never-before-noticed landscapes, and the power of the natural forces shaping our world and the future of our species.
Chris Hadfield is one of the world's most seasoned and accomplished astronauts and the author of the #1 international bestseller An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. 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 by the Canadian Space Agency to be an astronaut in 1992. He was CAPCOM for twenty-five Shuttle launches and served as director of NASA operations in Star City, Russia, from 2001–2003; chief of robotics for the NASA Astronaut Office in Houston from 2003–2006; and chief of International Space Station operations from 2006–2008.
Hadfield most recently served as commander of the International Space Station, where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His music video, a zero-gravity version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity," received over ten million views in its first three days online. His TED talk, delivered in March 2014, drew more than one million views in its first three weeks.
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