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              Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity
               

              Spaceflight: The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity (Hardback)

              By Sparrow, Giles; Foreword by Aldrin, Buzz; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $55.00
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              This compelling story of exploration charts and celebrates humankind in space, from Sputnik's launch in 1957 through the Apollo Moon landings and the International Space Station to future missions to Mars and beyond. Spaceflight chronicles how, in the six decades that followed Sp...utnik, the world was revolutionized by space travel and exploration. The opening up of Earth's orbit to satellites led to a revolution in communications, monitoring of the environment, and materials science. For the human imagination, the impact has been even greater - the voyages of robotic space probes have transformed our view of the Solar System, while Earth-orbiting satellites and missions to the Moon have forever changed our view of ourselves. This book is a celebration of human ingenuity and imagination. From the work of pioneers like Wernher von Braun, Yuri Gagarin, and Neil Armstrong to the triumphs and tragedies that followed, it reveals the people, science, and technology that have propelled us into the Space Age.
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              ISBN 9780241346792
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic Table
               

              The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic Table (Hardback)

              By Jackson, Tom; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $48.99
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              Profiles every element on the periodic table and describes their properties, when they were discovered, and how they're used in household materials.

              ISBN 9781465456601
              Released NZ 4 Apr 2017
              Publisher DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              Garden Life
               

              Garden Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Austin, Elizabeth; Other Institution, Smithsonian; By Austen, Elizabeth

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              Come to the garden! Flowers are blooming. Bees are buzzing. It is a world of beauty and fun! --

              ISBN 9781493866458
              Released NZ 31 May 2019
              Publisher Teacher Created Materials
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Smithsonian Readers
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              Making Crayons
               

              Making Crayons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Herweck Rice, Dona; Other Institution, Smithsonian; By Rice, Dona

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              Kids everywhere love to color. Find out now how crayons are made. Let's color! --

              ISBN 9781493866373
              Released NZ 31 May 2019
              Publisher Teacher Created Materials
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Smithsonian Readers
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              Making Shade
               

              Making Shade (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Austin, Elizabeth; Other Institution, Smithsonian; By Austen, Elizabeth

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              The sun is hot and bright. You need shade. It's a good thing there are so many ways to find it! --

              ISBN 9781493866441
              Released NZ 31 May 2019
              Publisher Teacher Created Materials Inc.
              Interest Age 8-11 years
              Series Smithsonian Readers
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              SuperSimple Physics
                

              SuperSimple Physics (Paperback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $41.99
              • $38.55
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              • Pub Date
                4 Feb 21

              Packed with all the core curriculum topics, this physics book for kids 12+ is the perfect support for home and school learning. Breaking down the information into easy, manageable chunks, Super Simple Physics covers everything from atoms to astronomy and forces to flotation. Each... topic is fully illustrated, to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, and bring the science to life. For key ideas, a How it works panel explains the theory with the help of bright, simple graphics. And for revision, a handy Key facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core physics topics, Super Simple Physics is the perfect accessible guide to science for children, will support classwork, and make studying for exams the easiest it's ever been.
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              ISBN 9780241381434
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2021
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Feb 2021
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              1,000 Inventions and Discoveries
                

              1,000 Inventions and Discoveries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bridgman, Roger; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $42.60
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              • Pub Date
                28 Jul 20

              A fascinating timeline of the most important inventions and discoveries from prehistoric times to today. Dip into this comprehensive illustrated account of key inventions and discoveries, listed year by year, with intriguing facts about each invention and the person (or people) w...ho invented it. From the prehistoric hunting tools our early ancestors used to the modern-day smartphones and social media that connect the entire planet, this book provides a fascinating tour through the history of humankind's inventions and discoveries. Fully revised and updated for 2020, 1000 Inventions and Discoveries explores recent inventions like the Amazon Echo as well as showcasing revolutionary historical inventions such as the wheel. Whether you're a budding inventor, a history buff, or both, this amazing guide is packed with the inventions and discoveries in science, technology, transportation, medicine, and mathematics that changed the course of human existence. Find out who came up with the idea, how they were influenced, and key events that formed the backdrop of the discovery. Packed with stunning pictures and features, this book enables you to relive the most amazing discoveries ever made. Feature boxes and spreads highlight the most important inventions and discoveries, delving into new depths of detail to uncover the stories behind the most important and remarkable inventions and discoveries in history.
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              ISBN 9781465494351
              Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
              Publisher DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stories: A Visual Encyclopedia
                

              Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stories: A Visual Encyclopedia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilkinson, Philip; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $42.60
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              From lightning-wielding Zeus to Thor, god of thunder, heroes, gods, and monsters are brought to life in these retellings of myths from around the world. Myths and Legends is a kids' book that invites you to explore all the well-known stories from Greek mythology, African mytholog...y, and Norse mythology, and others across more than 100 stories. Discover the fascinating tales about Anansi, the African trickster god who takes the form of a spider; Changing Woman, the Navajo nature goddess who changes her dress with the seasons; or Tane, the Maori forest god who first brought death to the world. Read about ferocious, man-eating monsters such as the Minotaur, Baba Yaga, and Fafnir the dragon, and the legendary heroes that fought them, like Perseus, Rama, and Gilgamesh. Also included are Robin Hood, the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the Mahabharata, Aztec mythology, and myths and legends from across Asia. In addition to offering the retellings themselves, Myths and Legends: A Visual Encyclopedia investigates the meanings of these primal stories, examining why these tales have stood the test of time over thousands of years. Features and panels on modern retellings, such as China's The Monkey King and Marvel's Thor, help to show why these myths are still relevant to our lives today.
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              ISBN 9781465482457
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
              Publisher DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series Visual Encyclopedia
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              Supersimple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide
               

              Supersimple Chemistry: The Ultimate Bitesize Study Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

              • RRP: $46.99
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              Packed with all of the core curriculum topics, this chemistry book for kids 12+ years old is ideal for home and school learning. From acids to alloys and equations to evaporation, this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance. Perfect support for coursework, homework,... and studying for tests. Each topic is fully illustrated, to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, bring the science to life, and make studying a breeze. A large central image explains the idea visually and each topic is summed up on a single page, helping children get up to speed quickly and really understand how chemistry works. For key ideas, How It Works and Look Closer boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics. And for studying, a handy Key Facts box provides a simple summary you can check back on later. With clear, concise coverage of all the core topics, SuperSimple Chemistry is the perfect accessible guide to chemistry for children, supporting classwork and making studying for tests the easiest it's ever been.
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              ISBN 9781465493231
              Released NZ 23 Jun 2020
              Publisher DK PUBLISHING (DORLING KINDERS
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series SuperSimple
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              Studying Snowflakes
               

              Studying Snowflakes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Otterman, Joseph; Other Institution, Smithsonian; By Rice, Dona

              • RRP: $21.50
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              They fall gently to the ground or whip through the air. They are snowflakes, and they are one of nature's many wonders. Look closely as each snowflake tells its story! --

              ISBN 9781493866595
              Released NZ 15 May 2019
              Publisher Teacher Created Materials
              Interest Age 8-11 years
              Series Smithsonian Readers
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