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Space Biomedical Engineering & Life Support Systems 16.423/ESD.65/HST.515 Prof. Dava Newman Assignment 1: Explore! Read a book from the suggested list (or pick 1 of your choice with permission of Prof. Newman) and prepare: A 2-page written summary A 5-minute oral presentation that highlights 1 great example of exploration. Recommended books include: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage , by Alfred Lansing West With the Night , by Beryl Markham Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster, by Jon Krakauer The Conquest of New Spain, by Bernal Diaz del Castillo Sailing Alone Around the World, by Joshua Slocum
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Unformatted text preview: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time, by Dava Sobel 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus , by Charles C. Mann Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, by Jared Diamond The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea , by Sebastian Junger The Hungry Ocean : A Swordboat Captain's Journey, by Linda Greenlaw Apollo 13 , by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger Off the Planet: surviving five perilous months aboard the space station Mir by Jerry M. Linenger Bold Endeavors: Lessons from Polar and Space Exploration, by Jack Stuster...
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