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            Earth from Space

            Earth from Space (Hardback)

            By Bright, Michael; Sarosh, Chloe

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            Whether it's the world's largest beaver dam - so remote it was only discovered through satellite imagery - or newly formed islands born from volcanic eruptions, discover a new perspective on our ever-changing planet.

            ISBN 9781785943539
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

            Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kelly, Scott

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The whole world has watched Scott Kelly's year in space. This book reveals the magic, hardships, and challenges of the mission - the longest in history by an American astronaut. It represents the best of humanity in an environment beyond imagining and all that we can achieve when... we reach for the impossible.
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            ISBN 9780857524768
            Released NZ 16 Oct 2017
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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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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            A Night to Remember

            A Night to Remember (Paperback, 50th Anniversary ed)

            By Lord, Walter

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            Presents an absorbing, minute-by-minute account of the demise of the unsinkable Titanic, the massive luxury liner that housed a French sidewalk cafe and a grand staircase, among other extravagances, but failed to provide enough lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers on board. Reprint.... 35,000 first printing.
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            ISBN 9780805077643
            Released NZ 11 May 2005
            Publisher Henry Holt & Company Inc
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            Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go
             

            Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go (EPUB ebook)

            By Weintraub, David A.

            The story of the search for life on Mars-and the moral issues confronting us as we prepare to send humans thereDoes life exist on Mars? The question has captivated humans for centuries, but today it has taken on new urgency. NASA plans to send astronauts to Mars orbit by the 2030...s. SpaceX wants to go by 2024, while Mars One wants to land a permanent settlement there in 2032. As we gear up for missions like these, we have a responsibility to think deeply about what kinds of life may already inhabit the planet--and whether we have the right to invite ourselves in. This book tells the complete story of the quest to answer one of the most tantalizing questions in astronomy. But it is more than a history. Life on Mars explains what we need to know before we go.David Weintraub tells why, of all the celestial bodies in our solar system, Mars has beckoned to us the most. He traces how our ideas about life on Mars have been refined by landers and rovers, terrestrial and Mars-orbiting telescopes, spectroscopy, and even a Martian meteorite. He explores how finding DNA-based life on the Red Planet could offer clues about our distant evolutionary past, and grapples with the profound moral and ethical questions confronting us as we prepare to introduce an unpredictable new life form-ourselves-into the Martian biosphere.Life on Mars is also a book about how science is done-and undone-in the age of mass media. It shows how Mars mania has obscured our vision since we first turned our sights on the planet and encourages a healthy skepticism toward the media hype surrounding Mars as humanity prepares to venture forth.
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            ISBN 9781400889945
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            Released NZ 1 May 2018
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

            You Look Like a Thing and I Love You (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shane, Janelle

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            AI is the technology of the future, but how does it actually work? A hilarious, transporting look under the hood of the technology that's changing the world - and why it's dumber than we think

            ISBN 9781472269065
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Space Exploration: A History in 100 Objects

            Space Exploration: A History in 100 Objects (Hardback)

            By Odenwald, Sten

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            An eclectic collection of objects--in words and stunning photos--that define how we think about the universe and our place within it, and that together make up an offbeat space history

            ISBN 9781615196142
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

            Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Leinbach, Michael D.; Ward, Jonathan H.; Foreword by Crippen, Robert; Epilogue by Collins, Eileen

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            Voted the Best Space Book of 2018 by the Space Hipsters The dramatic inside story of the epic search and recovery operation after the Columbia space shuttle disaster. On February 1, 2003, Columbia disintegrated on reentry before the nation's eyes, and all seven astronauts aboard ...were lost. Author Mike Leinbach, Launch Director of the space shuttle program at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center was a key leader in the search and recovery effort as NASA, FEMA, the FBI, the US Forest Service, and dozens more federal, state, and local agencies combed an area of rural east Texas the size of Rhode Island for every piece of the shuttle and her crew they could find. Assisted by hundreds of volunteers, it would become the largest ground search operation in US history. This comprehensive account is told in four parts: Parallel Confusion Courage, Compassion, and Commitment Picking Up the Pieces A Bittersweet Victory For the first time, here is the definitive inside story of the Columbia disaster and recovery and the inspiring message it ultimately holds. In the aftermath of tragedy, people and communities came together to help bring home the remains of the crew and nearly 40 percent of shuttle, an effort that was instrumental in piecing together what happened so the shuttle program could return to flight and complete the International Space Station. Bringing Columbia Home shares the deeply personal stories that emerged as NASA employees looked for lost colleagues and searchers overcame immense physical, logistical, and emotional challenges and worked together to accomplish the impossible. Featuring a foreword and epilogue by astronauts Robert Crippen and Eileen Collins, and dedicated to the astronauts and recovery search persons who lost their lives, this is an incredible, compelling narrative about the best of humanity in the darkest of times and about how a failure at the pinnacle of human achievement became a story of cooperation and hope.
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            ISBN 9781948924610
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong

            First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong (Paperback, Reissue)

            By Hansen, James

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            ISBN 9781471177873
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Project Apollo: The Moon Odyssey Explained
             

            Project Apollo: The Moon Odyssey Explained (EPUB ebook)

            By Ferguson, Norman

            A miscellany of facts, figures and stories from the Apollo mission programme, representing the furthest humankind has ever travelled

            ISBN 9780750991759
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            Language en
            Released NZ 21 May 2019
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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