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            Space: a children's encyclopedia

            Space: a children's encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
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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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            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained
             

            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $46.99
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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 objects 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 farthest 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 illustrations--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 9780744027488
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series How Things Work
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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
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            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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            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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            Missions to Mars: A New Era of Rover and Spacecraft Discovery on the Red Planet
              

            Missions to Mars: A New Era of Rover and Spacecraft Discovery on the Red Planet (Hardback)

            By Crumpler, Larry

            • RRP: $74.50
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            • Pub Date
              9 Nov 21

            From a long-term planning lead for the Mars Exploration Rover Project comes this vivid insider account of some of NASA's most vital and exciting missions to the Red Planet, illustrated with full-color photographs--a wondrous chronicle of unprecedented scientific discovery and the... search for evidence of life on Mars. There are probably just a few of moments in human history when a small group of humans stood on the margins of a vast new world, and it is no stretch of the romantic imagination that the arrival of two rovers on the surface of another planet was surely one of them. Human exploration of Mars is the most ambitious and exciting scientific goal of the twenty-first century. Few people know as much about this fascinating planet as Dr. Larry Crumpler. As one of the long-term planning leads for the Mars Exploration Rover Project, he helped control the daily communications between NASA and the rovers roaming the planet to gather scientific data. Thanks to the Rover Project, we now know that the dry, red dust of the planet's surface hides a wet, possibly living history, and that conditions were present for the evolution of complex, organic life. In this magnificent compendium, Dr. Crumpler recounts the history of the Red Planet, from the earliest days when ancient astronomers turned their eyes to the heavens to the breakthrough discoveries being unearthed by modern technology today, including some of the first images from the latest rover, Perseverance. Paired with stunning, full-color photographs taken by rovers and NASA satellites images, this magnificent biography of the red planet allows us to understand and experience it as never before. When the Spirit and Opportunity Rovers landed on Mars in January 2004, scientists expected them to function for 90 days. But those three months turned into fifteen years. With data gathered by the rovers, Dr. Crumpler and his fellow team members were able to reconstruct the planet's stunning geological past, when it was once
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            ISBN 9780063047365
            Publisher Harper Design
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 9 Nov 2021
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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 (Paperback)

            By Whitehouse, David

            • RRP: $24.99
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            A hundred years on from the first Moon landing, where will space exploration have taken us?

            ISBN 9781785787195
            Released NZ 19 Oct 2021
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Through the Glass Ceiling to the Stars: The Story of the First American Woman to Command a Space Mission
             

            Through the Glass Ceiling to the Stars: The Story of the First American Woman to Command a Space Mission (Hardback)

            By Collins, Col. Eileen M., USAF; Ward, Jonathan H.

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Jan 22

            The long-awaited memoir of a trailblazer and role model who is telling her story for the first time. Eileen Collins was an aviation pioneer her entire career, from her crowning achievements as the first woman to command an American space mission as well as the first to pilot the ...space shuttle to her early years as one of the Air Force's first female pilots. She was in the first class of women to earn pilot's wings at Vance Air Force Base and was their first female instructor pilot. She was only the second woman admitted to the Air Force's elite Test Pilot Program at Edwards Air Force Base. NASA had such confidence in her skills as a leader and pilot that she was entrusted to command the first shuttle mission after the Columbia disaster, returning the US to spaceflight after a two-year hiatus. Since retiring from the Air Force and NASA, she has served on numerous corporate boards and is an inspirational speaker about space exploration and leadership. Eileen Collinss is among the most recognized and admired women in the world, yet this is the first time she has told her story in a book. It is a story not only of achievement and overcoming obstacles but of profound personal transformation. The shy, quiet child of an alcoholic father and struggling single mother, who grew up in modest circumstances and was an unremarkable student, she had few prospects when she graduated from high school, but she changed her life to pursue her secret dream of becoming an astronaut. She shares her leadership and life lessons throughout the book with the aim of inspiring and passing on her legacy to a new generation.
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            ISBN 9781950994052
            Released NZ 3 Jan 2022
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Don't Blow Yourself Up: The Further True Adventures and Travails of the Rocket Boy of October Sky
             

            Don't Blow Yourself Up: The Further True Adventures and Travails of the Rocket Boy of October Sky (Hardback)

            By Hickam, Homer

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 21

            From Homer Hickam, the author of the #1 bestselling Rocket Boys adapted into the beloved film October Sky, comes this astonishing memoir of high adventure, war, love, NASA, and his struggle for literary success.

            ISBN 9781642938241
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher Permuted Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Universe
             

            The Universe (Hardback)

            By Cohen, Andrew; Foreword by Cox, Professor Brian

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              12 Nov 21

            Every night, above our heads, a drama of epic proportions is playing out. Diamond planets, zombie stars, black holes heavier than a billion Suns. The cast of characters is extraordinary, and each one has its own incredible story to tell.

            ISBN 9780008389321
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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