An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space
In his new book An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space, beloved science commentator Bob McDonald takes us on a tour of our galaxy, unraveling the mysteries of the universe and helping us navigate our place among the stars. If you’re pondering how to become an astronaut, or what dark matter really is, or how an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, look no further. Through a captivating mix of stories, experiments, and illustrations, McDonald walks us through space exploration past and present, and reveals what we can look forward to in the future.
Bob McDonald has been the host of CBC’s Quicks and Quarks since 1992. He is a regular science commentator on CBC News Network and science correspondent for CBC TV’s The National. He was been honoured with the 2001 Michael Smith Award for Science Promotion from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; the 2002 Sanford Fleming Medal from the Royal Canadian Institute; and the McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science from the Royal Society of Canada. In 2011 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2014, an asteroid was officially named BOBMCDONALD in his honour. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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