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            The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang)

            The Cosmic Revolutionary's Handbook: (Or: How to Beat the Big Bang) (Hardback)

            By Barnes, Luke A.; Lewis, Geraint F.

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            For all those who wonder about our bizarre universe, and those who want to overthrow the big bang, this book gives you 'just the facts': the observations that have shaped established ideas and theories. The authors pull back the curtains, and show how cosmology really works.

            ISBN 9781108486705
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time
               

            The Search for Life on Mars: The Greatest Scientific Detective Story of All Time (Hardback)

            By Howell, Elizabeth; Booth, Nicholas

            • RRP: $59.50
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            • Pub Date
              7 Jul 20

            Published to coincide with the launch of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, the definitive account of our quest to find life on the Red Planet. From The War of the Worlds to David Bowie to The Martian, and to the amazing photos sent by the rovers Curiosity and Opportunity, Mars has ...excited our imaginations as the most likely other habitat for life in the solar system. Now the Red Planet is coming under scrutiny as never before. As a new set of missions are scheduled to launch from the United States and Kazakhstan, this book tells in full the greatest scientific detective story ever. For the first time in forty years, the missions heading to Mars will look for signs of ancient life on the world next door. It is the latest chapter in an age-old quest that encompasses myth, false starts, red herrings, and bizarre coincidences--as well as heartbreaking failure and remarkable triumphs. This book, by two journalists with deep experience covering space exploration, is the definitive story of how life's discovery has eluded us to date, and how it will be found somewhere and sometime this century. Based on more than a hundred interviews with experts involved in the exploration, it looks back to the early Mars missions such as Viking 1 and 2, but its focus is on the revelations from the most recent ones as well as on recent experiments, such as the simulated Mars habitation on Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano and in the Utah desert, where Elizabeth Howell was embedded for two weeks. And the book looks forward to the newest, most exciting frontier of all: the day, not too far away, when humans will land, make the Red Planet their home, and look for life directly.
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            ISBN 9781950691395
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
             

            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut (Hardback)

            By Cristoforetti, Samantha

            • RRP: $48.00
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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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            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, Export)

            By Fishman, Charles

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            President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States would land a man on the moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the engineers at NASA.

            ISBN 9781982130152
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras

            Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bizony, Piers

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            Moonshots presents stunning photos of space and Earth from NASA's archives-taken by Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and ISS astronauts using Hasselblad cameras-in the large format they deserve.

            ISBN 9780760366769
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Motorbooks International
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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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            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
              5 Nov 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 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

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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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            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
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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