Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler!

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5.6 X 7.6 X 0.7 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Olivia Koski is Head of Operations at Guerilla Science. She was previously a senior producer at the Atavist Magazine, where she produced 30 interactive journalism stories, five of which were nominated for a National Magazine Award and one an Emmy. She has a masters in journalism from NYU, and her writing has appeared in Wired, Popular Mechanics, and Scientific American.

Jana Grcevich, PhD, has worked as an astronomer and science educator at the American Museum of Natural History and hosts shows at the Hayden Planetarium. She received her undergraduate degrees in astronomy, physics, and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her doctorate in astronomy at Columbia University. Her research interests include dwarf galaxies and interstellar gas, with a focus on radio observations and simulations of gas in dwarf galaxies. She teaches astronomy to future high school Earth Science teachers as a part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at AMNH.


"An ideal introduction to the solar system for younger readers and casual space fans who crave an imaginative trip into the possibilities of real space tourism."
--Publishers Weekly

"Vacation Guide to the Solar System offers would-be explorers a guidebook to what [space] voyages might be like in the future, adventures driven by dreams and supported with science. . . . By recasting these locales not just as places to look at but as destinations to visit, the new book invites readers to imagine what it might be like to be there and do things. . . . The new guidebook often reads not just as a travel guide to the solar system, but from the future."
--Astronomy Magazine

"The Vacation Guide to the Solar System is from a future we wish were now . . . while Vacation Guide is anything but a hard science book, you'll probably end up smarter for having read it. . . . A fun, new way to look at our Solar System."
--Ars Technica

"Forget Lake George--we're dreaming of Saturn's Lake Titan. . . . If entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Richard Branson have their way, humans will soon be taking their vacations in space. While we wait to get into space, Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich, a science writer and astronomer, respectively, are giving us mere earthlings a taste of what space travel may look like."
--Travel + Leisure

"If you want to plan a vacation that's truly out of this world, look no further."

"What a fun book the Intergalactic Travel Bureau has brought us! . . . As thorough as any real-life travel guide . . . up-to-the-moment knowledge combines with wry wit and charming imagery."
--New York Journal of Books

"This is a great source for information on our solar system, appropriate for kids and adults alike. Fans of astronomy, science, and science fiction should jump on this book. Anyone who likes entertaining nonfiction (Mary Roach's Packing for Mars immediately springs to mind) will enjoy this."
--The Irregular Reader