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            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained
             

            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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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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            Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
              

            Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Loeb, Avi

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            • Internationally sourced

            The world's most eminent scientist of space explains why he believes in extraterrestrial life

            ISBN 9781529304831
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher John Murray Press
            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

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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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            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

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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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            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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            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

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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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            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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            City of Rust
             

            City of Rust (Paperback)

            By Fowler, Gemma

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            • Pub Date
              1 May 21

            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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            First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time
             

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

            By Chapman, Emma

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            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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            Almost Astronauts: The Story Of The Merc
             

            Almost Astronauts: The Story Of The Merc (Hardback)

            By Tanya Lee, Stone

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            What does it take to be an astronaut? Mastery at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, being in top shape - any checklist would certainly include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. This is the tale of... 13 women proved that they were as tough as the toughest man.
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            ISBN 9780763636111
            Released NZ 1 May 2009
            Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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