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            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained

            How Space Works: The Facts Visually Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            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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            Space: a children's encyclopedia
             

            Space: a children's encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.54
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            • Internationally sourced

            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
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Universe: The Book of the BBC Tv Series Presented by Professor Brian Cox

            The Universe: The Book of the BBC Tv Series Presented by Professor Brian Cox (Hardback)

            By Cohen, Andrew; Foreword by Cox, Professor Brian

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            Every night, above our heads, a drama of epic proportions is playing out. Diamond planets, zombie stars, black holes heavier than a billion Suns. The cast of characters is extraordinary, and each one has its own incredible story to tell.

            ISBN 9780008389321
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
             

            Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (Hardback)

            By Stone, Tanya Lee; Foreword by Weitekamp, Margaret A.

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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
            Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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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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            100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky: From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing

            100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky: From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Regas, Dean

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            ISBN 9781507207802
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2018
            Publisher Adams Media Corporation
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series 100 Things to See
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            City of Rust

            City of Rust (Paperback)

            By Fowler, Gemma

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            Railey dreams of winning the drone races with her bio-robotic gecko friend, Atti. But when a bounty hunter crashes their biggest race yet, the pair are forced to flee skywards. The danger is bigger than anything they'd imagined: a huge trash bomb, and its power-crazed creator, th...reaten to destroy the world ...
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            ISBN 9781910655436
            Released NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            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 away. 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, and his pioneering research has taken him on expeditions around the world. In this captivating account of scientific discovery, 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 oceans 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 9780691227283
            Released NZ 29 Nov 2021
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
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            An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

            An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (Paperback, Unabridged edition)

            By Hadfield, Chris

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            An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality

            ISBN 9781447259947
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2015
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Life beyond Earth: The Search for Habitable Worlds in the Universe
             

            Life beyond Earth: The Search for Habitable Worlds in the Universe (Hardback)

            By Coustenis, Athena; Encrenaz, Therese

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            An engaging account of our quest for habitable environments, recounting fascinating recent discoveries and providing insight into future space missions.

            ISBN 9781107026179
            Released NZ 12 Sep 2013
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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