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              The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysics for Everyone
               

              The Secret Life of Stars: Astrophysics for Everyone (Hardback)

              By Harvey-Smith, Lisa; Illustrated by Chapman, Eirian

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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              'Astrophysics made fun!' Pam Melroy, former astronaut and space shuttle commander 'The most enjoyable stroll through the cosmos' Gerry Griffin, former flight director, Apollo Mission Control We all know the Sun, the powerhouse of our solar system, but what about Luyten's Flare, t...he Rosino-Zwicky Object or Chanal's variable star? For those whose curiosity takes them far beyond Earth's atmosphere, The Secret Life of Stars offers a personal and readily understood introduction to some of the Galaxy's most remarkable stars. Each chapter connects us to the various different and unusual stars and their amazing characteristics and attributes, from pulsars, blue stragglers and white dwarfs to cannibal stars and explosive supernovae. With chapter illustrations by Eirian Chapman, this book brings to life the remarkable personalities of these stars, reminding readers what a diverse and unpredictable universe we live in and how fortunate we are to live around a stable star, our Sun.
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              ISBN 9781760761226
              Published AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
              Interest Age General Audience
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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 (Paperback)

              By Hand, Kevin

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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              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 ...the 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 9780691207889
              Released AU 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Princeton ANZ Paperbacks
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              Saving Our Skins: Atmospheric Reflections from a Lauder Stargazer
                

              Saving Our Skins: Atmospheric Reflections from a Lauder Stargazer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McKenzie, Richard Lloyd

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              An insider's account of the most successful international environmental action ever undertaken: the Montreal Protocol on Protection of the Ozone Layer. Richard McKenzie's career in ozone research began years before the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole and continues to the pr...esent day. McKenzie brings a first-hand experience to the story through his research and involvement in scientific and environmental assessments of ozone depletion. Saving our Skins is the story of how McKenzie and his colleagues at New Zealand's National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research in Lauder - a research laboratory housed on a sheep and cattle station at the bottom of the country - helped ensure the success of the Montreal Protocol. McKenzie's story plays out against a backdrop of an ever-increasing threat from climate change and its interactions with the ozone story. This book - authoritative on the science, but accessible to the layman - intertwines the scientific story behind the Protocol with the author's personal experiences in a career that spans four decades, stretching from the hallowed corridors of Oxford University to an isolated rural community where the locals refer to the scientists as "stargazers". The book's title plays on the dual problem of ozone depletion - which leads to dramatic increases in ultra-violet radiation that causes skin cancer - and climate change, which poses an existential threat to humanity. Both serve to remind us of the fragility of our thin skin of atmosphere. Ultimately, McKenzie shows that with foresight and global cooperation, difficult problems in science can be solved. As world leaders grasp for solutions to the climate change threat, this book suggests they might find a model in the Montreal Protocol.
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              ISBN 9780473533298
              Published AU 24 Jul 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age General Audience
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              What's it Like to be Chased by a Cassowary? Fascinating answers to perplexing questions: The most informative and entertaining explainers from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald
               

              What's it Like to be Chased by a Cassowary? Fascinating answers to perplexing questions: The most informative and entertaining explainers from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lewis, Felicity

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              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 20

              Ever wondered what happens to us as we die? Or how the Esky became an Aussie cultural icon? Or why we have leap years? Then look no further - and even if you haven't wondered, you'll want to find out. This anthology is a diverse collection of explainers by some of the finest writ...ers from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. It tackles quintessentially Australian topics (where does the term 'mate' come from?) as well as questions being grappled with around the world (what will our homes be powered by in the future?). Inquisitive readers love the explainer columns for their strong and surprising storytelling, deeply researched reporting and inventive illustrations. They have become some of the most popular content articles in The Age and Herald, and reader requests have inspired explainers about exploring everything from think tanks to tennis racquets, from quantitative easing to why cicadas sing at dusk. Explainers offer a rich understanding of how and why - rather than just who, what, when and where. Within these pages you will find an absorbing and illuminating selection of some of the most popular explainers as well as never before published pieces especially written for this book. There are surprising facts about all aspects of life and information about all kinds of investigations from throughout history and around the world. Prepare to be enlightened, enthralled and educated - you'll never ponder how to evade that rampaging cassowary again!
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              ISBN 9781761040825
              Published AU 1 Dec 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World
               

              In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Clode, Danielle

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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              A voyage of discovery, nature and untold histories - in the vein of Clare Wright, Edmund de Waal and Helen Macdonald.

              ISBN 9781760784959
              Published AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              How Birds Behave: Interpreting What They Do and Why
               

              How Birds Behave: Interpreting What They Do and Why (Hardback)

              By Tong, Wenfei; Foreword by Sheldon, Ben

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              • Pub Date
                1 Oct 20

              This engaging book delves into the private lives of wild birds to reveal why they behave as they do.

              ISBN 9781486313280
              Published AU 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher CSIRO Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A Human'S Guide to the Future
               

              A Human'S Guide to the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nguyen, Dr Dr Jordan

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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              An optimistic guide to the creative possibilities of technology by biomedical engineer and inventor Dr Jordan Nguyen, for fans of Yuval Noah Harari and Brian Cox.

              ISBN 9781760780029
              Published AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia
               

              Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia (Paperback)

              By Benwell, Andrew

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              • Pub Date
                1 Nov 20

              Over 500 common, threatened, and ecologically significant plants of subtropical eastern Australia.

              ISBN 9781486313655
              Published AU 1 Nov 2020
              Publisher CSIRO Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Knowledge Wars
               

              The Knowledge Wars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Doherty, Peter

              • RRP: $29.99
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              Climate scientists have warned that we need to change our behaviour in ways that may be inconvenient and threaten the commercial status quo. The result has been a polarising division in society and a sustained attack on their research. In The Knowledge Wars, Nobel prizewinner Pet...er Doherty makes a passionate case for citizens to become informed so they are able to evaluate the facts of any scientific debate. It provides practical advice on how to analyse research and take meaningful action. The Knowledge Wars challenges our assumptions and encourages us to take an evidence-based view of the world. There's something here to offend everybody!
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              ISBN 9780522877038
              Published AU 1 Sep 2015
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              2021 Australasian Sky Guide
                

              2021 Australasian Sky Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lomb, Dr. Nick

              • RRP: $16.99
              • $16.99
              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide by well-known astronomer and author Dr Nick Lomb has been providing stargazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for over 30 years. The 2021 guide contains the latest information and clear explanat...ions on the solar system, a historical astronomy feature, monthly sky maps, viewing tips and highlights for city dwellers, and details of the year's exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times for the Sun, Moon and planets. The 2021 Australasian Sky Guide also provides information on the solar system, updated with the latest findings from space probes. Published annually, the Sky Guide continues to be a favourite with photographers, event planners, sports organisers, teachers, students - and anyone who looks up at the stars and wants to know more. Highlights for 2021: * Venus close to Saturn and Jupiter February * Supermoons in April and May * Moon covers Venus in May * Venus close to Mercury in May * Venus close to Mars in July * Partial eclipse of the Moon in November * Partial eclipse of the Sun in December
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              ISBN 9781863172172
              Published AU 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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