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            The Planets

            The Planets (Paperback)

            By Cox, Brian; With Cohen, Andrew

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            `So staggering you go whoa! every few seconds' Guardian `Really impressive' Eamonn Holmes, ITV This Morning A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series.

            ISBN 9780008280574
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            When Galaxies Collide

            When Galaxies Collide (Paperback)

            By Harvey-Smith, Lisa

            • RRP: $24.00
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            When Galaxies Collide will guide you to look at the night sky afresh. It peers 5.86 billion years into the future to consider the fate of Earth and its inhabitants. Will the solution be to live in space without a planet to call home? Will one of the other 100 billion planets spaw...n life?
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            ISBN 9780522876512
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Moon: A History for the Future

            The Moon: A History for the Future (Paperback, Main)

            By Morton, Oliver

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            A Sunday Times must read book of 2019 'An out-of-this-world read ... brilliant and compelling. Morton is a high-octane British science journalist, and every chapter is littered with material that strikes, amazes or haunts ... this is a book filled not just with a lifetime's knowl...edge of its subject but with a lifetime's suppressed excitement.' James McConnachie, Sunday Times Every generation has looked up from the Earth and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. 50 years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse - with the whole world watching through their eyes. In this short but wide-ranging book, Oliver Morton explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with the Moon. A counterpoint in the sky, it has shaped our understanding of the Earth from Galileo to Apollo. Its gentle light has spoken of love and loneliness; its battered surface of death and the cosmic. For some, it is a future on which humankind has turned its back. For others, an adventure yet to begin. Advanced technologies, new ambitions and old dreams mean that men, women and robots now seem certain to return to the Moon. What will they learn there about the universe, the Earth-and themselves? And, this time, will they stay?
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            ISBN 9781788162555
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Galileo: And the Science Deniers
             

            Galileo: And the Science Deniers (Hardback)

            By Livio, Mario

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            An insightful, accessible, and fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers-a cautionary tale for our time.

            ISBN 9781501194733
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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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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            The Hubble Legacy: 30 Years of Discoveries and Images
             

            The Hubble Legacy: 30 Years of Discoveries and Images (Hardback)

            By Bell, Jim; Foreword by Grunsfeld, John M.

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            This book features stunning imagery captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and explains how Hubble has advanced our understanding of the universe and our creation.

            ISBN 9781454936220
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Sterling Publishing Co Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
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            Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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            Stargazers' Almanac: A Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets: 2021: 2021
             

            Stargazers' Almanac: A Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets: 2021: 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mizon, Bob

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            A beautiful illustrated monthly guide to exploring the stars and planets without a telescope.

            ISBN 9781782506423
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space
             

            Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space (Hardback)

            By Hand, Kevin

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            Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar system Where is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the most promising site in our solar system, but recent scientific missions have revealed that some of t...he most habitable real estate may actually lie farther out. Beneath the frozen crusts of several of the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn lurk vast oceans that may have been in existence for as long as Earth, and together may contain more than fifty times its total volume of liquid water. Could there be organisms living in their depths? Alien Oceans reveals the science behind the thrilling quest to find out. Kevin Peter Hand is one of today's leading NASA scientists whose pioneering research has taken him on expeditions around the world. In this captivating account of scientific exploration, he brings together insights from planetary science, biology, and the adventures of scientists like himself to explain how we know that oceans exist within moons of the outer solar system, like Europa, Titan, and Enceladus. He shows how the exploration of Earth's ocean is informing our understanding of the potential habitability of these icy moons, and draws lessons from what we have learned about the origins of life on our own planet to consider how life could arise on these distant worlds. Alien Oceans describes what lies ahead in our search for life in our solar system and beyond, setting the stage for the transformative discoveries that may await us.
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            ISBN 9780691179513
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos

            Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos (Paperback)

            By Murdin, Paul

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            World-renowned astronomer Paul Murdin tells the stories of key astronomical discoveries.

            ISBN 9780500295199
            Released NZ 20 Apr 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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