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            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained
             

            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • 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
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            City of Rust

            City of Rust (Paperback)

            By Fowler, Gemma

            • RRP: $21.99
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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
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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
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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
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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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            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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            Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going
             

            Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going (Hardback)

            By deGrasse Tyson, Neil; Trefil, James

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              8 Jun 21

            Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the world's most important philosophical questions about the universe with wit, wisdom, and cutting-edge science.

            ISBN 9781426221774
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher National Geographic Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

            • RRP: $22.99
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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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            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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            How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth

            How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth (Hardback)

            By Virts, Terry

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $55.99
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            Former NASA astronaut Terry Virts offers an insider's guide to astronauting--a behind-the-scenes look at the training, the basic rules, lessons, and procedures of space travel, including how to deal with a dead body in space, what it's like to film an IMAX movie in orbit, what ex...actly to do when nature calls, and much more, in 50 brief chapters.
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            ISBN 9781523509614
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Workman Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime

            Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime (Hardback)

            By Harvey-Smith, Lisa; Illustrated by Matthews, Mel

            • RRP: $50.00
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            Transports curious kids and inquisitive adults on an incredible journey through the night sky. Astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith brings the night sky to life with her engaging storytelling, combined with brilliantly colourful illustrations.

            ISBN 9780522876086
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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