No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon / Buzz Aldrin with Ken Abraham.

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    • Abstract:
      Scope and content: "Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life--both in outer space and on Earth--in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation. Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the Moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a non-stop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be 86 in 2016. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as: "Second comes right after first": NASA protocol should have meant he was first on the Moon, but rules changed just before the mission; how he learned to be proud of being the second man on the Moon; "Look for opportunities, not obstacles": Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut; failure is an opportunity to learn to do better; "Always maintain your spirit of adventure": for his 80th birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark; he stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Countdown -- The sky is not the limit...there are footprints on the Moon! -- Keep your mind open to possibilities -- Show me your friends, and I will show you your future -- Second comes right after first -- Write your own epitaph -- Maintain your spirit of adventure -- Failure is always an option -- Practice respect for all people -- Do what you believe is right even when others choose otherwise -- Trust your gut...and your instruments -- Laugh...a lot! -- Keep a young mind-set at every age -- Help others go beyond where you have gone.
    • ISBN:
      9781426216497 (hardback)
      1426216491 (hardback)
    • Accession Number:
      2015037069
    • Accession Number:
      ocn913844763
      913844763
    • Accession Number:
      fay.486594
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ALDRIN, B.; ABRAHAM, K. No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon. [s. l.]: National Geographic, 2016. ISBN 9781426216497. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486594. Acesso em: 1 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Aldrin B, Abraham K. No Dream Is Too High : Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon. National Geographic; 2016. Accessed October 1, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486594
    • APA:
      Aldrin, B., & Abraham, K. (2016). No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon. National Geographic.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Aldrin, Buzz, and Ken Abraham. 2016. No Dream Is Too High : Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon. National Geographic. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486594.
    • Harvard:
      Aldrin, B. and Abraham, K. (2016) No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon. National Geographic. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486594 (Accessed: 1 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Aldrin, B & Abraham, K 2016, No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon, National Geographic, viewed 1 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Aldrin, Buzz, and Ken Abraham. No Dream Is Too High : Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon. National Geographic, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486594.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Aldrin, Buzz, and Ken Abraham. No Dream Is Too High : Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon. National Geographic, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486594.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Aldrin B, Abraham K. No dream is too high : life lessons from a man who walked on the Moon [Internet]. National Geographic; 2016 [cited 2020 Oct 1]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.486594

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 March #1

We all knew who was the first man to walk on the moon, but how about the second man? That would be, of course, Buzz Aldrin. Now a very busy 86 years young, Aldrin (Mission to Mars, 2013) here presents a baker's dozen rules to live by. Among them are keep your mind open to possibilities, choose your heroes wisely, write your own epitaph, maintain your spirit of adventure, practice respect for all people, and do what you believe is right even when others disagree. Some lessons reveal Aldrin's sense of humor (second comes right after first, he reminds us). We learn that his mother's maiden name was Moon and that he enjoys movies about space. He writes about what it was like to walk on the moon and comments on the future of the space program. Although there is nothing terribly surprising here, fans of the Apollo space program, readers who admire Aldrin, and those who are just learning about him will all enjoy and benefit from this modest book. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 March #2

Iconic astronaut Aldrin (Mission to Mars) collaborates with best-selling author Abraham (More Than Rivals) to deliver an inspirational account of his life. Aldrin uses lessons he learned during his long career in aviation and space exploration to detail the principles that have enabled his personal growth and professional achievements. Anecdotes about brushes with death as a fighter pilot or the ability to remain calm during technical glitches experienced in flight convey why Aldrin is regarded as an American hero. Also described are the many trials Aldrin has faced, including career missteps and struggles with depression and alcoholism. In a candid and no-nonsense style, the author urges readers not to settle for what is easiest but to strive for what seems impossible. His memoir follows the likes of Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon in writing about the lunar space program. VERDICT Aldrin's journey will engage space exploration enthusiasts, and his motivational advice will connect especially well with young adults.—Mary Jennings, Camano Island Lib., WA

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PW Reviews 2016 January #2

Famed astronaut Aldrin (coauthor, with Leonard David, of Mission to Mars) combines leadership lessons with behind-the-scenes stories from his Apollo 11 moonwalk (including the speech President Nixon prepared should the mission have been unsuccessful) in this engaging cross between biography and self-help. Aldrin clearly lays out his principles and mottoes, such as "second comes right after first" (which he has used to get over being known as the second man on the moon) and "maintain your spirit of adventure" (now in his 80s, Aldrin still scuba dives, and he recently caught a ride on the back of a whale shark in the Galapagos Islands). Next, he offers concrete strategies for living up to each principle, candidly admitting where he's made missteps. His advice is universal: "If you are afraid to fail, you will probably not accomplish much in life," and everyone, whether a student or a seasoned CEO, will find something to take away from this inspiring work. (Apr.)

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