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            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)
             

            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) (Hardback)

            By Mack, Katie

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            You're going to die. The Earth will, one day, be toast. So too, our Sun will eventually shine its last. But what's next? The End of Everything is a unique exploration of the destruction of the cosmos. Drawing on cutting edge technology and theory, as well as hot-off-the-presses r...esults from the most powerful telescopes and particle colliders, astrophysicist Katie Mack describes how small tweaks to our incomplete understanding of reality can result in starkly different futures. Our universe could collapse in upon itself, or rip itself apart, or even - in the next five minutes -succumb to an inescapable expanding bubble of doom. This fascinating, witty story of cosmic escapism examines a beautiful but unfamiliar physics landscape while sharing the excitement a leading astrophysicist feels when thinking about the universe and our place in it. Amid stellar explosions and bouncing universes, Mack shows that even though we puny humans have no chance of changing how it all ends, we can at least begin to understand it.
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            ISBN 9780241372333
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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
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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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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Hardback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

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            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finished Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241411131
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars

            The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside - Export / Airside / Ireland edition)

            By Marchant, Jo

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            A journey through the history of science and man's relationship with the night sky and the cosmos beyond, from the author of Royal Society Prize-shortlisted Cure

            ISBN 9781786894038
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
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            Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
              

            Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Loeb, Avi

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              9 Feb 21

            The world's most eminent scientist of space explains why he believes in extraterrestrial life

            ISBN 9781529304831
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
             

            One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fishman, Charles

            • RRP: $38.99
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            The New York Times bestselling story of the trailblazers and ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic Apollo 11 moon mission.

            ISBN 9781501106309
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide

            Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardback)

            By DK; Consultant editor Rees, Martin

            • RRP: $70.00
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            Marvel at the wonders of the Universe, from stars and planets to black holes and nebulae, in this exploration of our solar system and beyond. Universe opens with a look at astronomy and the history of the Universe, using 3D artworks to provide a comprehensive grounding in the fun...damental concepts of astronomy, including the basic techniques of practical astronomy. The core of the book is a tour of the cosmos covering the Solar System, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. Explanatory pages introduce different celestial phenomena, such as galaxies, and are followed by catalogues that profile the most interesting and important examples. A comprehensive star atlas completes the picture, with entries on each of the 88 constellations and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year as viewed from both the northern and southern hemispheres.
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            ISBN 9780241412749
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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 (Hardback)

            By Peake, Tim

            • RRP: $64.99
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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 9781529125573
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
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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

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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
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            Is the Moon Upside Down?: A Quick Guide to the Cosmos

            Is the Moon Upside Down?: A Quick Guide to the Cosmos (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Quicke, Greg

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            During his younger days working as a bush mechanic and pearl diver in remote WA, Greg Quick spent countless nights lying in a swag and staring at the stars. That daily distraction grew into a passion that has seen him become one of Australia's best known and most engaging astrono...mers. In recent years Greg - aka 'Space Gandalf' - has taken on cult status among audiences via his appearances alongside Professor Brian Cox in the hit TV series Stargazing Live. Greg's practical explanations of the complexities of space have also earned him respect from astronomers around the world. Is The Moon Upside Down? is an absorbing guided tour of the cosmos as seen through Greg's eyes. Unlike many of his peers who studied at university he offers a unique and refreshing perspective on astronomy that was instead forged on cliff tops outside Alice Springs, in the endless expanse of the Great Sandy Desert, on the floor of the Indian Ocean and in his own front yard in Broome. No matter what mysteries you've pondered about Earth's astral dance with the Sun, planets, Moon and the stars, it's guaranteed Greg has thought about them too, and the answers can be found in the pages of this book.
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            ISBN 9781760895051
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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