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CHRIS HADFIELD in conversation with ADAM SAVAGE at the NASA Ames Research Center

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth with Chris Hadfield

“Good morning, Earth.” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield—writing on Twitter—woke up the world every day while living aboard the International Space Station for over five months. Since blasting off from Kazakhstan in December 2012, Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into the collective consciousness not felt since man first walked on the moon. Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong” by the BBC, Hadfield—now safely back on Earth—continues to bring the glory of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst-and enjoy every moment of it. He will discuss how to think like an astronaut, and that might change, completely, how you view life on Earth. Moderated by Adam Savage

http://www.bayareascience.org/event/an-astronauts-guide-to-life-on-earth...

Launch Party with STEFANIA SHAFFER at Books Inc. Burlingame

Books Inc. Burlingame presents a book launch for Stefania Shaffer's moving, important, informative, and easy-to-follow guide 9 Realities of Caring for an Elderly Parent: A Love Story of A Different Kind. Broken into nine helpful chapters, this indispensible work provides details from early topics, such as keeping your parent safe in their own home, to the aftermath of losing your loved one.
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ISBN: 9780977232529
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Published: Pressman Books - July 27th, 2013

SEAN LYNCH at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Retired Lieutenant, and former Commander of the Detective Division in the Bay Area, Sean Lynch shares his debut thriller, Wounded Prey. When recently retired SF Police Inspector, Bob Farrell, hears of the return of a brutal killer striking after a twenty-year break, he's on the case. But Bob's not playing by the rules any more than the killer is, and soon the FBI have both of them in their sights. . .
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ISBN: 9781909223073
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Published: Osprey Publishing (WA) - May 28th, 2013

The Peninsula Parlour presents DENNIS MCFARLAND in conversation with LISEN STROMBERG at Books Inc. Palo Alto


The Peninsula Parlour presents Stegner Fellow Dennis McFarland, discussing Nostalgia, in conversation with Lisen Stromberg. Set during the Civil War, Nostalgia's outcome hinges on friendships forged in crisis, reminding us that the injuries of war are manifold, and the healing goodness in the human soul runs deep and strong. 15% of all sales made during this event will be donated to Abilities United.

For more information visit: http://www.abilitiesunited.org/

 

 

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ISBN: 9780307908346
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Published: Pantheon Books - October 1st, 2013

ELLEN KIRSCHMAN with Palo Alto Police Chief DENNIS BURNS at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Co-founder of policefamilies.com and police and public safety psychologist for thirty plus years Ellen Kirschman shares her debut thriller, Burying Ben. When Dot Meyerhoff settles in as psychologist for the Kenilworth Police Department she gets more than she bargained for when troubled rookie, Ben Gomez, commits suicide and lays the blame on her. Joining Ellen for this thrilling night is Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns.

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