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Jan 24

Book Notes 1/24/2022

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 24, 2022 at 2:16 PM by Genesis Gaule

Blog Book Notes

1/24/2022


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Until Proven Safe by Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley

The History and Future of Quarantine // Manaugh and Twilly track the history and future of quarantine around the globe. It is a story of emergency isolation, but they also guide us through a nuclear-waste isolation facility beneath the New Mexican desert; plants stricken with a disease that threatens the world's wheat supply; and a meeting with NASA's Planetary Protection Officer, tasked with saving Earth from extraterrestrial infections.

614.46 MANAUGH


Becoming: Adapted for young readers by Michelle Obama

How Covid Shook the World's Economy // In this adaptation of her autobiography for younger readers, Michelle Obama presents an account of her life, and, in telling of her own personal evolution, stresses the need for people to realize that no one is perfect, that the process of "becoming" is what really matters.

973.932 OBAMA


The First Shots by Brendan Borrell

The Epic Rivalries and Heroic Science Behind the Race to the Coronavirus Vaccine // This book draws on exclusive, high-level access to weave together the intense vaccine-race conflicts among hard-driving, heroic scientists and the epic rivalries among Washington power players that shaped 18 months of fear, resolve, and triumph.

615.372 BORRELL


The Plague Year by Lawrence Wright

America in the Time of Covid //Beginning with the absolutely critical first moments of the outbreak in China, and ending with an epilogue on the vaccine rollout and the unprecedented events between the election of Joseph Biden and his inauguration, this book surges forward with essential information--and fascinating historical parallels--examining the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

614.5 WRIGHT


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Apr 02

Our Next Exploration Goal: The Universe by Cody Rasmussen

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 2, 2021 at 10:13 AM by Genesis Gaule

milky-way-photographed
Space.  Since ancient times, mankind has looked to the sky and has wondered: what exists beyond our world? Seeing the stars they would believe that above our world was the realm of the gods and other celestial beings. This fascination with space and the unknown has passed through the millennia, resulting in spectacular feats of human ingenuity. Our reach for the stars has led us to create the first airplanes and jets, culminating in the creation of satellites, rockets and other spacecraft. We have landed humans on the Moon and sent rovers to Mars, we are in the process of attempting to plan settlements on the Moon and Mars. Mankind’s thirst for exploration has not abated in the slightest.

The Andromeda Galaxy

Space exploration has inspired authors to write fantastic works of science fiction, creating new worlds and alien races across the universe. Space Operas such as Star Wars and Star Trek have inspired our youth to continue to look at the stars in wonder.  The book series of Dune inspired scientists to name features of Saturn’s largest moon,Titan, after planets. New astronauts and engineers are going into training, hoping to continue to push the limits allowing humanity to explore new worlds.
first-space-shuttle-launched

Humanity has always known that space exploration would either remain a dream to last the ages, or would be our saving grace. We are slowly losing our home planet to ourselves, and over the next few centuries there will come a time when our world will need to make a choice. Whether we should stay on our planet and attempt to save it...or take to the stars and continue one of mankind's greatest desires: exploration.


After all, the Space Opera Star Trek says it best.


“Space: the final frontier.”