Cover of Space Garbage
Book 418 Astronomy 1989
Mercury: The Quick Planet Jupiter: the Spotted Giant
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Asimov fan
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Target reader


Call it pollution, debris, trash, or waste—producing garbage has long been one of the less appealing by-products of progress here on Earth. And it’s bound to be equally troublesome with our continued advances on the frontiers of outer space. Here are the straight facts about the causes and fascinating effects of space pollution, one of the mixed blessings of Earth’s growing space “culture.”

This is actually one of the most interesting entry in “Isaac Asimov’s Library of the Universe” from an adult perspective, because it treats of something one rarely hears mentioned—all the crap that we’ve left circling the Earth and elsewhere in space. The subject is handled thoroughly and clearly, and the book is definitely worthwhile for a younger reader who wants to know what space flight is really like.

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