The Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Science for the Savvy Space Traveler!
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
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Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, a travel guide to traveling in our solar system

Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life or touring one of Jupiter's 64 moons, where you can photograph its swirling storms. For a shorter trip on a tight budget, the moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season.

Packed with real-world science, The Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Written by an astronomer from The American Museum of Natural History and one of the creators of the Guerilla Science collective, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the "what if?" of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about space, the planets in our solar system, and even some moons!

©2017 Olivia Koski (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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"[Narrator Kathleen] McInerney takes the wide-eyed, cheerful tone of a successful tour guide... The combination of clever writing and McInerney's charming performance is educational and entertaining for listeners who don't have strong scientific backgrounds and are interested in learning something about the cosmos. This is one of those ageless productions that will be a particularly great choice for family listening." (AudioFile)

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This was an enjoyable listen, it was a creative take on studying the solar system

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Thoroughly researched, wonderfully written

Once in a while, a unique audiobook comes along that's just a joy to listen to. This is one of them. It goes through all the planets and major celestial bodies (even Pluto), and explores what it takes to get there, how to survive and what to expect. This is a work of genius.