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            Matariki The Maori New Year
              

            Matariki The Maori New Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Hakaraia, Libby

            • RRP: $21.00
            • $15.75
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            This book is an introduction to the star group Matariki. Known in other cultures by names including the Pleiades and the Seven Sisters, Matariki featured strongly in pre-European New Zealand. It marked the beginning of the Maori calendar, and its rising before the sun in late May... or early June was greeted with great festivals.
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            ISBN 9780143010180
            Published NZ 29 May 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            408 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained
             

            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $41.70
            • $41.70
            • Internationally sourced

            The clearest, most visual guide to space and the Universe for complete beginners to astronomy. Have you ever asked yourself how big the Universe is, how long it would take to get to the nearest star, or what came before the Big Bang? Then this is the book for you. How Space Works... shows you the different types of object in the Universe (so you'll know your pulsars from your quasars) and introduces you to some of the strangest and most wonderful things known to science, including antimatter fountains and the Fried Egg Galaxy. The book starts with an explanation of our view of the Universe from Earth, then takes a tour of the Solar System, the stars and galaxies, and the furthest reaches of space. The last chapter looks at the technology we use to explore the Universe, from the International Space Station to Mars rovers, and the new and revolutionary reusable rockets. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks - and peppered with bite-sized factoids and question-and- answer features - this is the perfect introduction to astronomy and space exploration.
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            ISBN 9780241446324
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            City of Rust

            City of Rust (Paperback)

            By Fowler, Gemma

            • RRP: $21.99
            • $17.59
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            Railey dreams of winning the drone races with her bio-robotic gecko friend, Atti. But when a bounty hunter crashes their biggest race yet, the pair are forced to flee skywards. The danger is bigger than anything they'd imagined: a huge trash bomb, and its power-crazed creator, th...reaten to destroy the world ...
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            ISBN 9781910655436
            Released NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Availability
            322 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            The Nightsilver Promise
             

            The Nightsilver Promise (Paperback)

            By Avery, Annaliese

            • RRP: $25.99
            • $19.61
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            • In Stock UK

            An epic, fate-fighting adventure like no other. A stunningly imagined new series. The Nightsilver Promise is a future classic, stunningly imagined. A Game of Thrones for middle-grade that is perfect for fans of Nevermoor, Philip Pullman, and Neil Gaiman.

            ISBN 9780702306037
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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            Limitless: The Autobiography: The bestselling story of Britain's inspirational astronaut

            Limitless: The Autobiography: The bestselling story of Britain's inspirational astronaut (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Peake, Tim

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $31.20
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            The thrilling autobiography of the astronaut who inspired a generation The #1 bestselling author of Hello, is this planet Earth? and Ask an Astronaut 'I looked down below my feet and suddenly noticed Australia flashing by. The vertigo hit me then. My gloved hands gripped the hand...rail as tightly as I could. I had been on my spacewalk for over an hour. I had trained for this moment for years. But nothing can prepare you for that feeling, for the full realisation that you are no longer living on Earth. Staring into the inky blackness, I felt completely isolated from everything and everyone I had ever known. And yet at the same time I could not help feeling a strange sense of belonging.' In fascinating and personal detail, and based on exclusive diaries and audio recordings from his mission, Tim Peake takes readers closer than ever before to experience what life in space is really like: the sacrifice that astronauts make in being apart from their families, the sights, the smells, the fear, the exhilaration and the deep and abiding wonder of the view from space. Limitless is a book about the power of following our dreams - however unlikely they may seem - and of striving to reach our potential, even when we might not believe in it ourselves. Limitless also charts Peake's surprising road to becoming an astronaut, from a shy and unassuming boy from Chichester who had a passion for flight, to a young British Army officer, Apache helicopter pilot, flight instructor and test pilot who served around the world. Peake's extensive eighteen-year career in the army included the command of a platoon of soldiers in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, deployment in Bosnia, and flying multiple high-risk sorties as a test pilot, including operations in Afghanistan. After he was selected by the European Space agency from over 8000 candidates, Peake undertook six years of training to be an astronaut, tested physically, psychologically, emotionally and intellectually - from learning Russ
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            ISBN 9781529125580
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
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            680 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Sparrow Rising (Skyborn #1)
              

            Sparrow Rising (Skyborn #1) (Hardback)

            By Khoury, Jessica

            • RRP: $28.00
            • $28.00
            • Pub Date
              6 Jul 21

            Fast-paced, highly imaginative middle grade fantasy set in a world where everyone is born with wings.

            ISBN 9781338652390
            Released NZ 6 Jul 2021
            Publisher Scholastic US
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 6 Jul 2021
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            A History of the Universe in 100 Stars
             

            A History of the Universe in 100 Stars (Hardback)

            By Freistetter, Florian

            • RRP: $44.99
            • $35.99
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            • Pub Date
              13 Jul 21

            Stars have always fascinated people. Astronomer Florian Freistetter tells the stories of the stars - past, present and future.

            ISBN 9781529410105
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            456 Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Space: The Facts About Our Solar System
             

            Space: The Facts About Our Solar System (Hardback)

            • RRP: $21.99
            • $17.59
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            • Pub Date
              1 Aug 21

            Zoom into space with this guide to the universe. You'll learn everything there is to know about our Solar System, including detailed information on planets, moons and the Sun, as well as other interesting things found in space. Discover what it takes to become an astronaut, find ...out who's been to space, imagine what the future of space exploration might look like, and get a sneak peak at what life might be like on another planet. Get your spacesuit on and prepare for lift off!
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            ISBN 9781922388254
            Published NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age Children
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            The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time

            The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Barbour, Julian

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $31.20
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            The first is that the most common explanation for time - entropy - is flawed: firstly, because we have no way of explaining how the concentration of energy that would allow the Big Bang to take place came about, and secondly because none of our understanding of entropy takes into... account the fact that the universe is infinitely expanding.
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            ISBN 9781847924735
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality
             

            Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality (Hardback)

            By Wilczek, Frank

            • RRP: $49.09
            • $49.09
            • Internationally sourced

            Fundamentals is built around a simple but profound idea: the models of the world we construct as children are practical and adequate for everyday life, but they do not take account of the surprising and mind-expanding revelations of modern science. To do that, we must look at the... universe anew, combining clear thinking with an openness to wonder. This born again universe is larger, fuller and much stranger than we might expect. Equipped with facts, questions, brilliant speculations and expert clarity, Wilczek guides us through an illuminating exploration of space, time, matter and ideas.
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            ISBN 9780241302460
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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