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            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)
             

            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) (Hardback)

            By Mack, Katie

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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 9780241372333
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical Phenomena
             

            How to Die in Space: A Journey Through Dangerous Astrophysical Phenomena (Hardback)

            By Sutter, Paul M.

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            A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos.

            ISBN 9781643134383
            Released NZ 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pegasus Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers
              

            The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers (Hardback)

            By Levesque, Emily

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            A Lab Girl for astronomy

            ISBN 9781786078230
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime

            Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime (Hardback)

            By Harvey-Smith, Lisa; Illustrated by Matthews, Mel

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            Transports curious kids and inquisitive adults on an incredible journey through the night sky. Astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith brings the night sky to life with her engaging storytelling, combined with brilliantly colourful illustrations.

            ISBN 9780522876086
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Sun: A Very Short Introduction
             

            The Sun: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Judge, Philip

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            Without the Sun, our planet - and life on it - would not exist. As our nearest star, the Sun is also important for astronomers and still presents many puzzles. Philip Judge explains what we know about the Sun's structure and evolution, solar phenomena, and the impact of solar act...ivity on the Earth.
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            ISBN 9780198832690
            Released NZ 7 May 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers
             

            The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers (Hardback)

            By Levesque, Emily

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            The story of the people who see beyond the stars Humans from the earliest civilizations were spellbound by the night sky-craning their necks each night, they used the stars to orient themselves in the large, strange world around them. Stargazing is a pursuit that continues to fas...cinate us: from Copernicus to Carl Sagan, astronomers throughout history have spent their lives trying to answer the biggest questions in the universe. Now, award-winning astronomer Emily Levesque shares the stories of modern-day stargazers, the people willing to adventure across high mountaintops and to some of the most remote corners of the planet, all in the name of science. From the lonely quiet of midnight stargazing to tall tales of wild bears loose in the observatory, The Last Stargazers is a love letter to astronomy and an affirmation of the crucial role that humans can and must play in the future of scientific discovery. In this sweeping work of narrative science, Levesque shows how astronomers in this scrappy and evolving field are going beyond the machines to infuse creativity and passion into the stars and inspires us all to peer skyward in pursuit of the universe's secrets.
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            ISBN 9781492681076
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc
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            Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

            Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keating, Brian

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            A compelling personal memoir, a fascinating history of cosmology, and an interesting firsthand account of a dramatic scientific adventure. - Physics Today

            ISBN 9780393357394
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, With a New Afterword

            Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, With a New Afterword (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Schilling, Govert; Foreword by Rees, Martin

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            The detection of gravitational waves--ripples in spacetime--has already been called the scientific coup of this century. Govert Schilling recounts the struggles that threatened to derail the quest and describes the detector's astounding precision, weaving far-reaching discoveries... about the universe into a gripping story of ambition and perseverance.
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            ISBN 9780674237742
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide

            Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardback)

            By DK; Consultant editor Rees, Martin

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            Marvel at the wonders of the Universe, from stars and planets to black holes and nebulae, in this exploration of our solar system and beyond. Universe opens with a look at astronomy and the history of the Universe, using 3D artworks to provide a comprehensive grounding in the fun...damental concepts of astronomy, including the basic techniques of practical astronomy. The core of the book is a tour of the cosmos covering the Solar System, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. Explanatory pages introduce different celestial phenomena, such as galaxies, and are followed by catalogues that profile the most interesting and important examples. A comprehensive star atlas completes the picture, with entries on each of the 88 constellations and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year as viewed from both the northern and southern hemispheres.
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            ISBN 9780241412749
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Meteorite: The Stones From Outer Space That Made Our World

            Meteorite: The Stones From Outer Space That Made Our World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gregory, Tim

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            'Drawing on his deep technical education and boundless curiosity, Tim Gregory brings a childlike wonder of discovery to everything he sees. He shows an uncanny ability to swiftly understand, to clearly explain, and to be joyful in the process. His scientific delight is contagious...' Chris Hadfield
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            ISBN 9781529327656
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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