Topics broadly covered in this book are: earth's land resources, properties of matter, magnetism & electricity, weather & climate and the body's delivery systems.
"An excellent reference. This book has to be on the shelf of every space buff. " --James Lovell, Commander, Apollo 13. Get the inside story on outer space from three-time shuttle astronaut R. Mike Mullane. "A fascinating collection of honest, factual, from-the-heart answers to the most often asked questions about spaceflight and spacefliers. Required reading for all who aspire to travel in space. " --Kathy Thornton, 4-mission Shuttle Astronaut, World Record Holder for Spacewalks by a Woman. "A brilliant addition to the understanding of space flight. Only a man who has been there--outer space--and done that--fly the Space Shuttle--could render the complexities of flying in space so lucidly. " --Walter J. Boyne, Colonel, USAF (Ret. ), Former Director, National Air and Space Museum. "A highly informative inside view of what astronauts really experience in space. " --Ed Buckbee, Former Director, U. S. Space & Rocket and U. S. Space Camp. "All astronauts have been peppered with great questions. Mike Mullane has great answers. " --Vice Admiral Richard H. Truly, U. S. Navy (Ret. ), Columbia 1981, Challenger 1983, NASA Administrator 1989-1992.
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Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.