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ECW Press Fall 2020 Trade

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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Sep 29, 2020 On Sale Date: Oct 20, 2020 Carton Quantity: 48 $22.95 CAD
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Canadarm and Collaboration
How Canada’s Astronauts and Space Robots Explore New Worlds
By (author): Elizabeth Howell Foreword by: David Williams M.D.
Elizabeth Howell ,

Foreword by :

David Williams M.D.


ECW Press - Toronto



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Oct 20, 2020
$22.95 CAD


8.5in x 5.5 x 0.57 in | 0.55 lb

Page Count:

240 pages


14 14 photographs, colour , 2 2 photographs, black and white
ECW Press
SCIENCE / Space Science / General
History of the Americas|Aerospace and aviation technology|Space science|Astronautics
  • Short Description
In this book filled with exclusive interviews with Canadian astronauts and key players in the Canadian space program, Elizabeth Howell showcases how a little space program is making it big in the universe.

With interviews from Chris Hadfield and Marc Garneau, the tale of Canada’s involvement in international space exploration from the 1960s to the present day

Canada is a small but mighty power in space exploration. After providing the Canadarm robotic arm for the space shuttle in 1981, Canada received an invitation to start an astronaut program — a program that quickly let its people accumulate skill and prestige. Canadian astronauts have since commanded the International Space Station, flown as co-pilots on spacecraft, and even held senior roles within NASA.

This book traces how Canada grew from small beginnings into a major player in international space policy. You will hear about Canada’s space program from the words of its astronauts, from Canadian celebrity Chris Hadfield to Liberal cabinet minister Marc Garneau to Governor General Julie Payette. You will experience the excitement and challenges of reporting on a rocket launch in Kazakhstan, as Canada sent its latest astronaut to space in preparation for possible moon missions in the 2020s. And you will learn from the people who work behind the scenes on Canadian space technology and space policy about why we are doing this — and what we plan to do next.

Sales and Market Bullets

  • An expert in her field, Elizabeth Howell is one of the few Canadian journalists to report regularly on space exploration. She has 11K followers on Twitter.

  • Howell interviews Roberta Bondar and Julie Payette, the first two Canadian female astronauts to have travelled to space.

  • Canada’s contributions to space exploration include the 1981 Canadarm robotic arm, advances in hydroponic farming, the David Dunlap telescope that found the first evidence of a black hole in 1972, and the first female astronaut to travel to space, Roberta Bondar.


  • People interested in space history, especially of the Canadian Space Agency

  • Readers of narrative nonfiction

Promotional Plans

  • Review, excerpt, and op-ed coverage in major Canadian dailies

  • Outreach to print and online publications with a focus on current events, exploration, and Canadian history

  • Targeted online and social media advertising campaigns

Elizabeth Howell, PhD, is a staff writer for Space.com. She has been a space journalist for 20 years and is one of the few Canadian journalists to focus exclusively on space. After working for The Globe and Mail, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, CTV Ottawa and the Ottawa Business Journal, Howell struck out as a full-time freelance space journalist in 2012. Before shifting to full-time work at Space.com in 2022, she was a frequent contributor to publications for clients such as CBC, SpaceQ, and Space.com. She has seen rocket launches in the United States and Kazakhstan, lived on a simulated Mars base, and interviewed many astronauts. She also teaches technical writing and does consulting work from Ottawa, ON.

“Illustrates how the country has maintained a human spaceflight program for several decades through a combination of technological specialization — Canadarm and its successors — and collaboration with the United States.” — The Space Review

“Be sure to read Canadarm and Collaboration for a fascinating look at Canada's evolving space program and its past, present and possible future.” — Universe Today

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