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Late for the Sky: The Mentality of the Space Age Hardcover – May 1992

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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press (May 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809317672
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809317677
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,259,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Getting down to earth about outer space 23 Sept. 1999
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If there is one thing that's really remarkable about human activity in space, it is that there has been almost no intelligent and reflective thought about it. Professor Lavery's book will go down in history as the first book to give an intelligent and extended examination of the "extraterrestrial impulse" which has gotten us to the moon and beyond. Norman Mailer's "Fire on the Moon" is also interesting and useful, but is really from another era; Mailer could never have guessed at how "unearthly" our postmodern world has become. For those of us who grew up in the spaced-out euphoria of America in the 80's, Lavery's book is an indespensible step along the way to an historical self-understanding. Indispensible, that is, if our generation is really interested in understanding itself...
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