One Man's Planet

One Man's Planet

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One Man's Planet is a slightly off-centered geologist's introduction to how politics, pop-culture and the earth sciences mix it up every day in all of our lives. A humorous look at a myriad of issue that grace the news and drive political debates from local councils to international discourse. One Mana€™s Planet picks apart the rhetoric on all sides of these debates to look at how the science describes the issue, often to the nakedness of the opposing parties. Tackling topics like climate, energy, water, and hazards, Stephen Testa channels Beanie Babies, Mad Max, and Shakespeare among others to examine the latest scientific understanding of these issues. Author Stephen Testa weaves science, personalities, pop culture and politics into a very informative and entertaining tapestry on the planet today and the planet's tomorrow. Come tour the Earth with Testa as your guide!Okay, now let me get this straight, after traveling 422 million miles the Phoenix will enter the upper reaches of the ... and within 1 km (0.6 miles) of the surface, landing thrusters throttle up and the lander separates from the parachute and ... failed to slow the descent of the Phoenix, he replied a€œthe remaining twelve will guide the craft directly to the crash site. ... Ia#39;m into rovers, or in the case of the Apollo missions, Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), Lunar Rover, or the ever popular Moon Buggy.

Title:One Man's Planet
Author:Stephen M. Testa
Publisher:American Geosciences Inst - 2009-01-01


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