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            2021 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
             

            2021 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dunlop, Storm; Tirion, Wil; Astronomy, Collins

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            A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2021.

            ISBN 9780008399795
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities

            Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities (Hardback)

            By Eicher, David

            • RRP: $60.00
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            A jaw-dropping visual guide to the most dazzling, fascinating, and unusual galaxies in the universe, with the editor in chief of Astronomy as your personal guide

            ISBN 9781472273444
            Released NZ 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysics for Everyone
             

            The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysics for Everyone (Hardback)

            By Harvey-Smith, Lisa; Illustrated by Chapman, Eirian

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            'Astrophysics made fun!' Pam Melroy, former astronaut and space shuttle commander 'The most enjoyable stroll through the cosmos' Gerry Griffin, former flight director, Apollo Mission Control We all know the Sun, the powerhouse of our solar system, but what about Luyten's Flare, t...he Rosino-Zwicky Object or Chanal's variable star? For those whose curiosity takes them far beyond Earth's atmosphere, The Secret Life of Stars offers a personal and readily understood introduction to some of the Galaxy's most remarkable stars. Each chapter connects us to the various different and unusual stars and their amazing characteristics and attributes, from pulsars, blue stragglers and white dwarfs to cannibal stars and explosive supernovae. With chapter illustrations by Eirian Chapman, this book brings to life the remarkable personalities of these stars, reminding readers what a diverse and unpredictable universe we live in and how fortunate we are to live around a stable star, our Sun.
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            ISBN 9781760761226
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
             

            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut (Hardback)

            By Cristoforetti, Samantha

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            '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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            The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World
             

            The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World (Hardback)

            By Johnson, Sarah Stewart

            • RRP: $49.03
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            For centuries, we have longed to find signs of life on Mars, a planet with a singular hold on the human imagination. Yet it is in many ways an unlikely place to pin our hopes of finding connection in the universe. Mars is freezing, arid and seemingly empty. Still, the latest find...ings in space exploration reveal that, in the deep past, it was indeed the planet closest to our own. In The Sirens of Mars, Sarah Stewart Johnson traces the history of our explorations of this enigmatic planet from the dawn of the Space Age to the awe-inspiring discoveries of today's landers, orbiters and rovers. She tells the stories of the scientists, from Carl Sagan to her mentor Maria Zuber, who chose to study Mars in the hopes of finding something greater than themselves. Through their work and her own, we come to see Mars as a place of possibility - home to the largest mountains in the solar system, valleys and riverbeds, traces of water - and the promise of life. At a time when Mars exploration is reaching new heights, Sarah Stewart Johnson reveals how the story of Mars is also the story of Earth, and the quest to explore it a deeply human attempt to discover - if we're lucky - that we're not alone.
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            ISBN 9780241216002
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Space: a children's encyclopedia

            Space: a children's encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $36.00
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            Space: A Children's Encyclopedia is completely revised and updated for 2020, with new images and information to cover the latest developments in all things space-y. From Space travel and exploration, to the wonders of the Solar System such as the Moon and the Sun, and the mysteri...es of the Universe such as dark matter and black holes - this book covers all you need to know about the cosmos. The most up-to-date images from space agencies such as NASA and ESA combine with info panels, timelines, interviews, diagrams, and activities you can do at home to help you understand the majesty and wonder of Space. Learn about the Space Race, the Apollo Moon Landings, the Voyager craft that first probed the outer planets and have now left the Solar System, the Hubble telescope, and the International Space Station (ISS) - the state-of-the-art science laboratory orbiting Earth - as well as future missions, space tourism, and the latest discoveries in the furthest reaches of our galaxy. Discover how to work out the constellations and where to look for prominent stars and planets in the night sky, such as Venus and Mars, and how galaxies such as our Milky Way work and were formed. Part of a series of award-winning, best-selling encyclopedias for children, Space: A Children's Encyclopedia is a rocket ride from the beginning of time to the near future, and from planet Earth out to the furthest reaches of the Universe.
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            ISBN 9780241426364
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 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

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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            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 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Space 2069: After Apollo: Back to the Moon, to Mars, and Beyond
             

            Space 2069: After Apollo: Back to the Moon, to Mars, and Beyond (Hardback)

            By Whitehouse, David

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            • Pub Date
              20 Oct 20

            From the author of the acclaimed Apollo 11: The Inside Story - our next fifty years of space exploration.

            ISBN 9781785786464
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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