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            Isobar Precinct
              

            Isobar Precinct (Paperback)

            By Kasmara, Angelique

            • RRP: $37.00
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            • Pub Date
              9 Aug 21

            A chain of events sparked by a murder in a cemetery sends tattoo artist Lestari Cassidy into the orbit of an unpredictable drug. I Its connection to several deaths amongst the local transient community, along with the uncovering of illegal clinical trials in the 1980s, sends h...er a clear message: stay away. Then tragedy strikes close to home and she needs to do something, and fast. An audacious and inventive debut novel set in the streets of Auckland.
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            ISBN 9781988595436
            Published NZ 9 Aug 2021
            Publisher The Cuba Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            2022 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
              

            2022 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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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 21

            A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2022.

            ISBN 9780008469801
            Released NZ 8 Sep 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: $46.61
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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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            The Sun is a Star: A voyage through the universe
               

            The Sun is a Star: A voyage through the universe (Hardback)

            By Frizzell, Dick; With Lord, Samantha

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              14 Oct 21

            In this enchanting book for readers of all ages, renowned New Zealand painter Dick Frizzell takes his lifelong interest in the stars, the planets, space and the universe and turns it into a book that demystifies everything from White Dwarves to space travel. Thirty of his artist ...friends, including Grahame Sydney, Karl Maughan, Ani O'Neill, Reg Mombassa, Judy Darragh, Denys Watkins and Philippa Blair provide the illustrations.
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            ISBN 9780995146563
            Published NZ 14 Oct 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
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            Entanglement
              

            Entanglement (Paperback)

            By Walpert, Bryan

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              11 Oct 21

            A memory-impaired time traveller attempts to correct a tragic mistake he made in 1977 when, panicked, he abandoned his brother on a frozen lake in Baltimore.

            ISBN 9780995111080
            Published NZ 11 Oct 2021
            Publisher Makaro Press
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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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            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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            Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life
             

            Colliding Worlds: How Cosmic Encounters Shaped Planets and Life (Hardback)

            By Marchi, Simone

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              16 Sep 21

            Drawing on the latest research, Simone Marchi describes the vital role that collisions in space have played in the formation and evolution of the solar system and inner planets. Comparing the evidence from the surfaces of our planetary neighbours, he explains the impact of these ...strikes on the Earth and our Moon, and on the evolution of life.
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            ISBN 9780198845409
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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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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            • Pub Date
              14 Sep 21

            A hundred years on from the first Moon landing, where will space exploration have taken us?

            ISBN 9781785787195
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            Astrobiology: An Introduction
             

            Astrobiology: An Introduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback, third edition)

            By Plaxco, Kevin W.; Gross, Michael

            • RRP: $70.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Aug 21

            From neutron star mergers to the survival skills of tardigrades, this fascinating book is an ideal primer for students or anyone curious about life and the Universe.

            ISBN 9781421441290
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Test Gods: Tragedy and Triumph in the New Space Race

            Test Gods: Tragedy and Triumph in the New Space Race (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Schmidle, Nicholas

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The story of the new generation of astronauts forging a world of commercial space travel When Richard Branson founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, the goal was simple- to offer civilian space travel by the end of the decade. Fifteen years, a dozen delays and one catastrophic rocket c...rash later, we are on the verge of space tourism becoming a reality. New Yorker journalist Nicholas Schmidle has witnessed the fall and rise of Virgin Galactic first-hand. Over the last five years, he has spent hundreds of hours embedded in the heart of the company- spending countless hours with Branson, and befriending the pilots who are risking their lives to make space tourism a reality. Now, Schmidle offers the definitive inside story of the individuals building this new world of commercial space travel. It is the story of Branson, who emerges as an excitable but often overoptimistic evangelist for the project; of Mark Stucky, the showboating chief pilot whose obsession with his job is destroying his relationship with his son; and Mike Alsbury, the archly professional former engineer pilot who, as a result of a momentary miscalculation, crashed his plane into the California desert - becoming the first casualty of the new space race. The result is a compelling examination of the inner lives of a new generation of astronauts. Theirs is a world where the line between lunacy and genius is blurred, and where no sacrifice is too great in pursuit of the dream of space travel.
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            ISBN 9781786331861
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age 16+ years
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