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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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            '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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            2019 Australasian Sky Guide
             

            2019 Australasian Sky Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lomb, Dr. Nick

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            Compact and easy to use, 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 25 years. The 2018 guide contains monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights..., 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 2019 Australasian Sky Guide also provides information on the solar system, updated with the latest findings from space probes. Published annually, the Australasian 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 2019: Venus near Jupiter in January and November Saturn covered by the Moon in April, August, September and November Partial eclipse of the Moon in July Transit of Mercury in November Partial eclipse of the Sun in December
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            ISBN 9781863172103
            Published AU 1 Sep 2018
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            The Smallest Lights In The Universe

            The Smallest Lights In The Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Seager, Sara

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            In The Smallest Lights in the Universe, MIT astrophysicist Sara Seager interweaves the story of her search for meaning and solace after losing her first husband to cancer, her unflagging search for an Earth-like exoplanet and her unexpected discovery of new love.

            ISBN 9780008328269
            Released AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957 -- The Space Race Begins
             

            A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957 -- The Space Race Begins (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By D'Antonio, Michael

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            Fifty years after it began, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael D'Antonio captures the wackiness of the first year of the space race.

            ISBN 9780743294324
            Released AU 17 Nov 2008
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece
             

            Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece (Hardback)

            By Benson, Michael

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            ISBN 9781501163937
            Released AU 1 May 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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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 AU 12 Sep 2013
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics

            Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics (Hardback)

            By Mlodinow, Leonard

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            An icon of the last fifty years, Stephen Hawking seems to encapsulate genius- not since Albert Einstein has a scientific figure held such a position in popular consciousness. In this enthralling memoir, writer and physicist Leonard Mlodinow tells the story of his friend and their... friendship, offering an intimate account of this giant of science. The two met in 2003, when Stephen asked Leonard if he would consider writing a book with him, the follow up to the bestselling A Brief History of Time. As they spent years working on a second book, The Grand Design, they forged a deep connection and Leonard gained a much better understanding of Stephen's daily life and struggles - as well as his compassion and good humour. Together they obsessed over the perfect sentence, debated the physics, and occasionally punted on Cambridge's waterways with champagne and strawberries. In time, Leonard was able to finished Stephen's jokes, chide his sporadic mischief, and learn how the hardships of his illness helped forge that unique perspective on the universe. By weaving together their shared story with a clear-sighted portrayal of Hawking's scientific achievements, Mlodinow creates a beautiful portrait of Stephen Hawking as a brilliant, impish and generous man whose life was not only exceptional but also genuinely inspiring.
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            ISBN 9780241411131
            Released AU 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
             

            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut (Hardback)

            By Cristoforetti, Samantha

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            '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 AU 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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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 AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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            Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide

            Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardback)

            By DK; Consultant editor Rees, Martin

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            Marvel at the wonders of the Universe, from stars and planets to black holes and nebulae, in this exploration of our solar system and beyond. Universe opens with a look at astronomy and the history of the Universe, using 3D artworks to provide a comprehensive grounding in the fun...damental concepts of astronomy, including the basic techniques of practical astronomy. The core of the book is a tour of the cosmos covering the Solar System, the Milky Way, and galaxies beyond our own. Explanatory pages introduce different celestial phenomena, such as galaxies, and are followed by catalogues that profile the most interesting and important examples. A comprehensive star atlas completes the picture, with entries on each of the 88 constellations and a monthly sky guide showing the night sky as it appears throughout the year as viewed from both the northern and southern hemispheres.
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            ISBN 9780241412749
            Released AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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