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            Space: a children's encyclopedia

            Space: a children's encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Space: A Children's Encyclopedia is completely revised and updated for 2020, with new images and information to cover the latest developments in all things space-y. From Space travel and exploration, to the wonders of the Solar System such as the Moon and the Sun, and the mysteri...es of the Universe such as dark matter and black holes - this book covers all you need to know about the cosmos. The most up-to-date images from space agencies such as NASA and ESA combine with info panels, timelines, interviews, diagrams, and activities you can do at home to help you understand the majesty and wonder of Space. Learn about the Space Race, the Apollo Moon Landings, the Voyager craft that first probed the outer planets and have now left the Solar System, the Hubble telescope, and the International Space Station (ISS) - the state-of-the-art science laboratory orbiting Earth - as well as future missions, space tourism, and the latest discoveries in the furthest reaches of our galaxy. Discover how to work out the constellations and where to look for prominent stars and planets in the night sky, such as Venus and Mars, and how galaxies such as our Milky Way work and were formed. Part of a series of award-winning, best-selling encyclopedias for children, Space: A Children's Encyclopedia is a rocket ride from the beginning of time to the near future, and from planet Earth out to the furthest reaches of the Universe.
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            ISBN 9780241426364
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
             

            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut (Hardback)

            By Cristoforetti, Samantha

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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            'The sun is setting, signalling the end of my first orbital day. I catch a glimpse of the Milky Way; I recognize Cassiopeia. There is something so poignant about contemplating it from up here, from inside this metal box, this not particularly cutting-edge bundle of technology tha...t allows us to be here where no human being should ever be.' Five years ago, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti spent two hundred days orbiting around Earth on the International Space Station. In this riveting memoir, she tells the story of her extraordinary journey: from gruelling years of training to daily life in space, from great events to small discoveries, from old rituals to jokes about the meaning of life. With honesty and warmth, Cristoforetti chronicles her journey to becoming an astronaut -- the many years spent travelling around the world, from Star City to Houston, always between languages and cultures, technology and nature. Gripping and inspiring, Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut is an enthralling story about what it takes to pursue your dreams.
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            ISBN 9780241371381
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            Shuttle, Houston: My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control

            Shuttle, Houston: My Life in the Center Seat of Mission Control (Hardback)

            By Dye, Paul

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            In the tradition of Chris Kraft's Flight and Gene Kranz's Failure Is Not an Option, from the longest-serving Flight Director in NASA's history, a revealing look at the high-stakes work of Mission Control that tells the inside story of the Space Shuttle program that has redefined ...our relationship with space.
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            ISBN 9780316454575
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 19+ years
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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 (Hardback)

            By Whitehouse, David

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            From the author of the acclaimed Apollo 11: The Inside Story - our next fifty years of space exploration.

            ISBN 9781785786464
            Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
             

            One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fishman, Charles

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            The New York Times bestselling story of the trailblazers and ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic Apollo 11 moon mission.

            ISBN 9781501106309
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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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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            Moondust
             

            Moondust (Paperback)

            By Fowler, Gemma

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            Ten years ago, Lumite, a moon-mined energy source, spelt the end of Earth's crisis - until a huge explosion at the first Lumite power station. Agatha was the sole survivor. A poster-girl for the company, she's toed the line for years ... but one of the prisoner-miners, Danny, cha...nges her mind about everything she knows about her world.
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            ISBN 9781910655429
            Released NZ 1 May 2017
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Almost Astronauts: The Story Of The Merc
             

            Almost Astronauts: The Story Of The Merc (Hardback)

            By Stone, Tanya Lee

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            What does it take to be an astronaut? Mastery at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, being in top shape - any checklist would certainly include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. This is the tale of... 13 women proved that they were as tough as the toughest man.
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            ISBN 9780763636111
            Released NZ 1 May 2009
            Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Star Settlers: The Billionaires, Geniuses, and Crazed Visionaries Out to Conquer the Universe
             

            Star Settlers: The Billionaires, Geniuses, and Crazed Visionaries Out to Conquer the Universe (Hardback)

            By Nadis, Fred

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            The story behind the elite scientists, technologists, SF enthusiasts, and billionaires who believe that humanity's destiny is to populate the stars . . .

            ISBN 9781643134482
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pegasus Books
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            Beneath the Night: How the stars have shaped the history of humankind
             

            Beneath the Night: How the stars have shaped the history of humankind (Hardback, Main)

            By Clark, Stuart

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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            From stone age to space age, every human who has ever looked up at the night sky has seen the same stars in the same patterns. They reveal our entire history, as well as hinting at our ultimate fate. In Beneath the Night, Stuart Clark investigates this incredible relationship bet...ween humanity and the night sky.
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            ISBN 9781783351534
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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