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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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            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 21

            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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            Breaking Boundaries: The Science Behind Our Planet
             

            Breaking Boundaries: The Science Behind Our Planet (Hardback)

            By Rockstroem, Johan; Gaffney, Owen; Foreword by Thunberg, Greta

            • RRP: $30.00
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            • Pub Date
              13 Apr 21

            Advisors who guided David Attenborough's Our Planet now reveal the full scale of the climate emergency we face, along with the positive message that if we act, we can stabilize Earth's life support system. To accompany the Netflix documentary Breaking Boundaries: The science behi...nd Our Planet , this high-impact book, written by leading climate change experts, explains the greatest crisis humanity has ever faced. The story is accompanied by unique visualizations of Earth produced by Globaia, the world's leading visualizers of human impact. The authors explain that in 2009, scientists identified nine planetary boundaries that keep Earth stable, ranging from biodiversity to ozone. Beyond these boundaries lurk tipping points. In order to stop short of these tipping points, the 2020s must see the fastest economic transition in history. This book demonstrates how societies are reaching positive tipping points that make this transition possible: groups such as Extinction Rebellion and the schoolchildren led by Greta Thunberg demand political action; countries are committing to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions; and one tipping point has even already passed - the price of clean energy has dropped below that of fossil fuels. At the brink of a critical moment in history, this essential book presents a vision of Planetary Stewardship based on a new understanding of our rainforests, ice sheets, oceans, atmosphere, and rich diversity of life.
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            ISBN 9780241466759
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            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
            • $48.59
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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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            Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched Spacex
             

            Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched Spacex (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Berger, Eric

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $28.49
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 21

            The dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX-and Elon Musk-from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company.

            ISBN 9780008445638
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            House of Hollow
               

            House of Hollow (Paperback)

            By Sutherland, Krystal

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            • Pub Date
              6 Apr 21

            The Hollow sisters - Vivi, Grey and Iris - are as seductively glamorous as they are mysterious.

            ISBN 9781471409899
            Released NZ 6 Apr 2021
            Publisher Hot Key Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 6 Apr 2021
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            When the Earth Had Two Moons: The Lost History of the Night Sky
             

            When the Earth Had Two Moons: The Lost History of the Night Sky (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Asphaug, Erik

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 21

            An astonishing exploration of planet formation and the origins of life by one of the world's most innovative planetary geologists. In 1959, the Soviet probe Luna 3 took the first photos of the far side of the moon.

            ISBN 9780062657930
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time
             

            First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time (Hardback)

            By Chapman, Emma

            • RRP: $54.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            First Light opens a window into a previously dark and secret time in our Universe's history - the time when the first starts were born.

            ISBN 9781472962928
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Moondust
             

            Moondust (Paperback)

            By Fowler, Gemma

            • RRP: $21.99
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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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            Boom!: The Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, and Earthly Mayhem that Shook our Universe

            Boom!: The Violent Supernovas, Galactic Explosions, and Earthly Mayhem that Shook our Universe (Paperback)

            By Berman, Bob

            • RRP: $24.99
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            An explosive epic encompassing the Big Bang, other past booms and future cataclysms!

            ISBN 9781786075970
            Released NZ 6 May 2019
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched Spacex
             

            Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched Spacex (Hardback)

            By Berger, Eric

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $33.75
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jun 21

            The dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX-and Elon Musk-from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company.

            ISBN 9780008445621
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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