9781742236247

Dr Space Junk vs The Universe

Archaeology and the future

Alice Gorman


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ISBN: 9781742236247
Published: April 2019

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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.

`As charming as it is expert, as gripping as it is surprising, Dr Space Junk vs The Universe deftly threads together the cosmic and the personal, the stupendousness of space with the lived experience of human beings down here.' - Adam Roberts, author of Gradisil

Details
  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781742236247
  • Published: April 2019
  • Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Width (mm): 135
  • Height (mm): 210
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): Not specified

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