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

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Author: Jana Grcevich, Olivia Koski Narrator: Kathleen McInerney, Jana Grcevich, Olivia Koski Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781524778699
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Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, a beautifully illustrated guide to traveling in our solar system

Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can photograph its swirling storms.  For a shorter trip on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season.

Packed with full color illustrations and real-world science, Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Perfect for fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the “What if” of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about space, the planets in our solar system, and even some moons! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McInerney takes the wide-eyed, cheerful tone of a successful tour guide…and then delving into potential vacation activities, like writers’ retreats on Venus and hiking on Mars. The combination of clever writing and McInerney’s charming performance is educational and entertaining for listeners who don’t have strong scientific backgrounds and are interested in learning something about the cosmos. This is one of those ageless productions that will be a particularly great choice for family listening.”

    AudioFile

  • “If you want to plan a vacation that’s truly out of this world, look no further.”

    Parade

  • “Forget Lake George—we’re dreaming of Saturn’s Lake Titan…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

  • “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

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About the Narrators

Kathleen McInerney won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2011 and was a finalist for the Audie in 2010 and 2015. Her narrations have also earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has performed in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and a broad range of animation voice-overs.

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