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            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained

            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $40.00
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            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
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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

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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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            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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            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
             

            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut (Hardback)

            By Cristoforetti, Samantha

            • RRP: $63.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            'The sun is setting, signalling the end of my first orbital day. I catch a glimpse of the Milky Way; I recognize Cassiopeia. There is something so poignant about contemplating it from up here, from inside this metal box, this not particularly cutting-edge bundle of technology tha...t allows us to be here where no human being should ever be.' Five years ago, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti spent two hundred days orbiting around Earth on the International Space Station. In this riveting memoir, she tells the story of her extraordinary journey: from gruelling years of training to daily life in space, from great events to small discoveries, from old rituals to jokes about the meaning of life. With honesty and warmth, Cristoforetti chronicles her journey to becoming an astronaut -- the many years spent travelling around the world, from Star City to Houston, always between languages and cultures, technology and nature. Gripping and inspiring, Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut is an enthralling story about what it takes to pursue your dreams.
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            ISBN 9780241371381
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            A History of the Universe in 100 Stars
             

            A History of the Universe in 100 Stars (Hardback)

            By Freistetter, Florian

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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
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            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)
             

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

            By Mack, Katie

            • RRP: $26.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 21

            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 9780141989587
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
             

            Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier (Hardback)

            By deGrasse Tyson, Neil; Edited by Lang, Avis

            • RRP: $50.99
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            A thought-provoking and humorous collection on NASA and the future of space travel.

            ISBN 9780393082104
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2012
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Adventures in Space

            Adventures in Space (Hardback)

            By Tyler, Simon

            • RRP: $29.99
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            One day our sun will grow...and grow...and grow...until it ends its life as a red giant 400x its current size. Wonder at facts like these, and much more, in the new illustrated guide to Space.

            ISBN 9781843653745
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
            Publisher Pavilion Books
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            Moondust
             

            Moondust (Paperback)

            By Fowler, Gemma

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            Ten years ago, Lumite, a moon-mined energy source, spelt the end of Earth's crisis - until a huge explosion at the first Lumite power station. Agatha was the sole survivor. A poster-girl for the company, she's toed the line for years ... but one of the prisoner-miners, Danny, cha...nges her mind about everything she knows about her world.
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            ISBN 9781910655429
            Released NZ 1 May 2017
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration: Discovering the Secrets of the Universe
             

            The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration: Discovering the Secrets of the Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Sparrow, Giles; John, Judith; McNab, Chris

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            The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration will inspire and educate anyone interested in finding out more about the Universe.

            ISBN 9781782741640
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2015
            Publisher Blue Duck Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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