Books Ambassadors from Earth Pioneering Explorations With Unmanned Spacecraft by Jay Gallentine Hardcover, 500 pages, Univ of Nebraska Pr, List Price: $34.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAmbassadors from EarthSubtitlePioneering Explorations With Unmanned SpacecraftAuthorJay Gallentine Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Ambassadors from Earth Callie Neylan/NPR What We're Reading What We're Reading: Nov. 24 - 30, 2009 November 24, 2009 This week, Michael Crichton's last book, ever, sails the seas of pirate adventure. In story collections: Alice Munro's strong and subtly mysterious women; Ha Jin's immigrants caught between two worlds. And a space-program history finds surprising drama in the unmanned voyages.