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The Resource Placing outer space : an Earthly ethnography of other worlds, Lisa Messeri

Placing outer space : an Earthly ethnography of other worlds, Lisa Messeri

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Placing outer space : an Earthly ethnography of other worlds
Title
Placing outer space
Title remainder
an Earthly ethnography of other worlds
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Messeri
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Placing Outer Space, Lisa Messeri traces how the place-making practices of planetary scientists transform the void of space into a cosmos filled with worlds that can be known and explored. Making planets into places is central to the daily practices and professional identities of the astronomers, geologists, and computer scientists Messeri studies. She takes readers to the Mars Desert Research Station and a NASA research center to discuss ways scientists experience and map Mars. At a Chilean observatory and in MIT's labs she describes how they discover exoplanets and envision what it would be like to inhabit them. Today's planetary science reveals the universe as densely inhabited by evocative worlds, which in turn tells us more about Earth, ourselves, and our place in the universe"--Provided by publisher
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NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Messeri, Lisa
Dewey number
523.2/4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN320
LC item number
.M574 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Experimental futures : technological lives, scientific arts, anthropological voices
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Planets
  • Extrasolar planets
Label
Placing outer space : an Earthly ethnography of other worlds, Lisa Messeri
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction from outer space to outer place -- Narrating Mars in Utah's desert -- Mapping Mars in Silicon Valley -- Visualizing alien worlds -- Inhabiting other Earths -- Conclusion : navigating the infinite cosmos
Control code
ocn926821450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 238 pages
Isbn
9780822361879
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016011263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822362036
  • (OCoLC)926821450
Label
Placing outer space : an Earthly ethnography of other worlds, Lisa Messeri
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction from outer space to outer place -- Narrating Mars in Utah's desert -- Mapping Mars in Silicon Valley -- Visualizing alien worlds -- Inhabiting other Earths -- Conclusion : navigating the infinite cosmos
Control code
ocn926821450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 238 pages
Isbn
9780822361879
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016011263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822362036
  • (OCoLC)926821450

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