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The Resource Dr Space Junk vs The Universe : archaeology and the future, Alice Gorman

Dr Space Junk vs The Universe : archaeology and the future, Alice Gorman

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Dr Space Junk vs The Universe : archaeology and the future
Title
Dr Space Junk vs The Universe
Title remainder
archaeology and the future
Statement of responsibility
Alice Gorman
Title variation
  • Doctor Space Junk versus The Universe
  • Archaeology and the future
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
YDX
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Gorman, Alice
Dewey number
629.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Roberts, Adam
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  • Space
  • Space archaeology
  • Outer space
  • Space debris
  • Astronautics and civilization
  • Outer space
  • Solar system
Target audience
adult
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Label
Dr Space Junk vs The Universe : archaeology and the future, Alice Gorman
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Publication
Copyright
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Foreword by Adam Roberts
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-282) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Looking up, looking down -- Chapter 1: How I became a space archaeologist -- Chapter 2: Journey into space -- Chapter 3: Space archaeology begins on earth -- Chapter 4: Junkyard earth -- Chapter 5: Shadows on the moon -- Chapter 6: The edge of known space -- Chapter 7: Whose space is it anyway -- Chapter 8: Future archaeology
Control code
000065147618
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 290 pages
Isbn
9781742236247
Lccn
be2019010980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083133063
Label
Dr Space Junk vs The Universe : archaeology and the future, Alice Gorman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Foreword by Adam Roberts
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Looking up, looking down -- Chapter 1: How I became a space archaeologist -- Chapter 2: Journey into space -- Chapter 3: Space archaeology begins on earth -- Chapter 4: Junkyard earth -- Chapter 5: Shadows on the moon -- Chapter 6: The edge of known space -- Chapter 7: Whose space is it anyway -- Chapter 8: Future archaeology
Control code
000065147618
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 290 pages
Isbn
9781742236247
Lccn
be2019010980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083133063

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