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            Space: 10 Things You Should Know

            Space: 10 Things You Should Know (Hardback)

            By Smethurst, Rebecca

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            Oxford University astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst presents what you need to know about the universe in ten beautifully crafted essays for people short on time.

            ISBN 9781841883823
            Released NZ 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            Is the Moon Upside Down?: A Quick Guide to the Cosmos

            Is the Moon Upside Down?: A Quick Guide to the Cosmos (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Quicke, Greg

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            During his younger days working as a bush mechanic and pearl diver in remote WA, Greg Quick spent countless nights lying in a swag and staring at the stars. That daily distraction grew into a passion that has seen him become one of Australia's best known and most engaging astrono...mers. In recent years Greg - aka 'Space Gandalf' - has taken on cult status among audiences via his appearances alongside Professor Brian Cox in the hit TV series Stargazing Live. Greg's practical explanations of the complexities of space have also earned him respect from astronomers around the world. Is The Moon Upside Down? is an absorbing guided tour of the cosmos as seen through Greg's eyes. Unlike many of his peers who studied at university he offers a unique and refreshing perspective on astronomy that was instead forged on cliff tops outside Alice Springs, in the endless expanse of the Great Sandy Desert, on the floor of the Indian Ocean and in his own front yard in Broome. No matter what mysteries you've pondered about Earth's astral dance with the Sun, planets, Moon and the stars, it's guaranteed Greg has thought about them too, and the answers can be found in the pages of this book.
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            ISBN 9781760895051
            Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            What's Eating the Universe?: And Other Cosmic Questions

            What's Eating the Universe?: And Other Cosmic Questions (Hardback)

            By Davies, Paul

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            We are living today in the golden age of cosmology. Over the past few decades, some of the biggest cosmic questions have been transformed from dreamy theorizing to hard-won discovery. We now understand the history of our universe better than we understand the history of our own p...lanet. And yet many answers are still tantalizingly out of reach. In What's Eating the Universe? award-winning astrophysicist and best-selling author Paul Davies takes us on a dazzling tour of the cosmic frontier, lucidly explaining what we now know, and exploring the intriguing - and sometimes terrifying - possibilities that lie before us. What happened before the big bang? Will Earth will be annihilated by a vacuum bubble? And, can black holes remember what they ate? Laying bare the audacious research that today offers mind-bending solutions to these and other mysteries, Davies leads us up to the greatest outstanding enigmas of all: why the universe exists in the first place, why the laws of nature are as they are, and how a system of mindless, purposeless particles brought forth conscious, thinking beings, who are today poised to undergo a shift in cosmic understanding like never before.
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            ISBN 9780241459850
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            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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            First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time

            First Light: Switching on Stars at the Dawn of Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chapman, Emma

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            Astronomers have successfully observed a great deal of the Universe's history, from recording the afterglow of the Big Bang to imaging thousands of galaxies, and even to visualising an actual black hole. There's a lot for astronomers to be smug about. But when it comes to underst...anding how the Universe began and grew up we are literally in the dark ages. In effect, we are missing the first one billion years from the timeline of the Universe. This brief but far-reaching period in the Universe's history, known to astrophysicists as the 'Epoch of Reionisation', represents the start of the cosmos as we experience it today. The time when the very first stars burst into life, when darkness gave way to light. After hundreds of millions of years of dark, uneventful expansion, one by the one these stars suddenly came into being. This was the point at which the chaos of the Big Bang first began to yield to the order of galaxies, black holes and stars, kick-starting the pathway to planets, to comets, to moons, and to life itself. Incorporating the very latest research into this branch of astrophysics, this book sheds light on this time of darkness, telling the story of these first stars, hundreds of times the size of the Sun and a million times brighter, lonely giants that lived fast and died young in powerful explosions that seeded the Universe with the heavy elements that we are made of. Emma Chapman tells us how these stars formed, why they were so unusual, and what they can teach us about the Universe today. She also offers a first-hand look at the immense telescopes about to come on line to peer into the past, searching for the echoes and footprints of these stars, to take this period in the Universe's history from the realm of theoretical physics towards the wonder of observational astronomy.
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            ISBN 9781472962935
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate
             

            Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate (Hardback)

            By Halpern, Paul

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            The great battle over the Big Bang Theory and the quest to answer physics' greatest questions: how did the Universe begin, could it change, and would it end?

            ISBN 9781541673595
            Released NZ 29 Dec 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            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 18 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Trailblazing Medicine: Sustaining Explorers During Interplanetary Missions
              

            Trailblazing Medicine: Sustaining Explorers During Interplanetary Missions (Paperback)

            By Seedhouse, Erik

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            Space medicine has been an important component of the success of human spaceflight and continues to play a critical role in the future ventures. This work examines the future of space medicine in relation to human space exploration. It describes what is necessary to keep a crew a...live in space, and the medical challenges faced by the astronauts.
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            ISBN 9781441978288
            Released NZ 6 May 2011
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Space Exploration
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