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            Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

            Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (Hardback)

            By Greene, Brian

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            Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse. He shows us how, despite the universe's tendency toward entropy, remarkable structures form: planets, stars, and ga...laxies provide islands in a sea of disorder; biochemical mechanisms animate life; neurons, information, and thought give rise to complex consciousness, which in turn creates cultures and their timeless myths and creativity. Through a series of nested stories Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. Science has proven to be modern society's greatest source for meaning, and Brian Greene takes us on a grand tour of the universe while always keeping his eye on one central question: What does it all mean?
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            ISBN 9780241295984
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Flip: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters
             

            The Flip: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters (Paperback)

            By Kripal, Jeffrey J.

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            • Pub Date
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            Why do we know so much more about the cosmos than our own consciousness? Are there limits to the scientific method? Why do we assume that only science, mathematics and technology reveal truth? The Flip shows us what happens when we realise that consciousness is fundamental to the... cosmos and not some random evolutionary accident or surface cognitive illusion; that everything is alive, connected, and 'one'. We meet the people who have made this visionary, intuitive leap towards new forms of knowledge: Mark Twain's prophetic dreams, Marie Curie's seances, Einstein's cosmically attuned mind. But these forms of knowledge are not archaic; indeed, they are essential in a universe that has evolved specifically to be understandable by the consciousnesses we inhabit. The Flip peels back the layers of our beliefs about the world to reveal a visionary, new way of understanding ourselves and everything around us, with huge repercussions for how we live our lives. After all, once we have flipped, we understand that the cosmos is not just human. The human is also cosmic.
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            ISBN 9780141992563
            Released NZ 28 May 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
             

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

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              19 May 20

            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finish Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241438091
            Released NZ 19 May 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond

            Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond (Hardback)

            By Wanjek, Christopher

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            What will it take to make humanity a spacefaring species? The usual: good reasons and good planning. Christopher Wanjek explores the practical motivations for striking out into the far reaches of the solar system and the realities of the challenge. And he introduces us to the sci...entists and entrepreneurs who are already tackling that challenge.
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            ISBN 9780674984486
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher Harvard University Press
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            Space Exploration
             

            Space Exploration (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By DK

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            From blasting into space to the mysteries beyond the Earth, Space Exploration by Eyewitness lets your child learn all about spacecrafts, astronauts and their equipment, plus landings on the moon and probes on Mars.

            ISBN 9780241013601
            Released NZ 22 Oct 2014
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series DK Eyewitness
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            Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures
             

            Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gibson, Karen Bush

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            When Valentina Tereshkova blasted off aboard Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963, she became the first woman to rocket into space. It would be nineteen years before another woman got a chance--cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982--followed by American astronaut Sally Ride a year later. By... breaking the stratospheric ceiling, these women forged a path for many female astronauts, cosmonauts, and mission specialists to follow. Women in Space profiles twenty-three pioneers from around the world, including Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who orbited aboard the International Space Station for more than a year; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. Readers will also learn about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight. Though they matched and sometimes surpassed their male counterparts in performance, they were ultimately denied the opportunity to head out to the launching pad. Their story, and the stories of the pilots, physicists, and doctors who followed them, demonstrate the vital role women have played in the quest for scientific understanding.
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            ISBN 9781641603133
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Chicago Review Press
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Women of Action
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            Extraterrestrials

            Extraterrestrials (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Roush, Wade

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            Are we alone in the universe? If not, where is everybody? An engaging exploration of one of the most important unsolved problems in science.

            ISBN 9780262538435
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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            Where Did Pluto Go?: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the 'New Solar System'

            Where Did Pluto Go?: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the 'New Solar System' (Hardback)

            By Sutherland, Paul; Foreword by Tyson, Professor Neil DeGrasse

            A 21st century look at our Sun, its planets, and their moons - including the latest research on studying the mysteries of space. Examines how we read the night sky; constellations and the zodiac; motion of the planets; comparative sizes and locations; where the asteroid belt is; ...comets; satellites; theories of planet formation; and much more.
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            ISBN 9780762109777
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2010
            Publisher Reader's Digest (Australia) Pt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
             

            Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier (Hardback)

            By deGrasse Tyson, Neil; Edited by Lang, Avis

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            A thought-provoking and humorous collection on NASA and the future of space travel.

            ISBN 9780393082104
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2012
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            On the Edge of Infinity: Encounters with the Beauty of the Universe

            On the Edge of Infinity: Encounters with the Beauty of the Universe (Hardback)

            By Klein, Stefan

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            Germany's best-selling science author takes everyday objects and events and weaves them into the sublime fabric of the universe in this highly accessible and beautifully written smart-thinking book.

            ISBN 9781788400602
            Released NZ 14 Aug 2018
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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