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Andrew Rader on Beyond the Known

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Andrew Rader will discuss his new book Beyond The Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World. Skylight will have copies for signing.

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Andrew Rader will be talking about his new book Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World. It's a history/science crossover book examining how exploration has driven technological progress from the beginning of humanity and will continue to do so into the future. Divided into four accessible sections, Beyond the Known examines major periods of discovery and rediscovery, from Classical Times, when Phoenicians, Persians and Greeks ventured forth; to The Age of European Exploration, which saw colonies sprout on nearly continent; to The Era of Scientific Inquiry, when researchers developed brand new tools for mapping and traveling farther; to Our Spacefaring Future, which unveils plans currently underway for settling other planets and, eventually, traveling to the stars.

Andrew is a Mission Manager at SpaceX. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from MIT specializing in long-duration spaceflight. In 2013, he won the Discovery Channel’s competitive television series Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All. He's the author of Beyond the Known, a history of exploration from the beginning of humanity to our spacefaring future, and of three books in the Epic Space Adventure series (Epic Space Adventure, Mars Rover Rescue, Europa Excursion) and the children's book Rocket Science.

Andrew is also a game designer, occasional Youtuber, and co-hosts the weekly podcast Spellbound, which covers topics from science to economics to history and psychology. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, he's now based in Los Angeles. He's an avid trivia player, space enthusiast, science nerd, history buff, and incurable know-it-all.

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