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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

            • RRP: $34.99
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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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            Where Did Pluto Go?: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the 'New Solar System'

            Where Did Pluto Go?: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the 'New Solar System' (Hardback)

            By Sutherland, Paul; Foreword by Tyson, Professor Neil DeGrasse

            A 21st century look at our Sun, its planets, and their moons - including the latest research on studying the mysteries of space. Examines how we read the night sky; constellations and the zodiac; motion of the planets; comparative sizes and locations; where the asteroid belt is; ...comets; satellites; theories of planet formation; and much more.
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            ISBN 9780762109777
            Published AU 1 Jul 2010
            Publisher Reader's Digest (Australia) Pt
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            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 AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Astronomy 2021 Australia: Your Guide to the Night Sky
             

            Astronomy 2021 Australia: Your Guide to the Night Sky (Paperback)

            By Glenn Dawes, Peter Northfield, and Ken Wallace

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              8 Oct 20

            This annual gem (produced each year since 1991) continues to take the Australian stargazer on a wondrous journey of the night sky. This critically acclaimed work, produced by three well known experts in the field, takes a unique approach to explaining and identifying the Sun, Moo...n, planets, and constellations; it is simply the best publication of its type in the world.
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            ISBN 9780992440961
            Published AU 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Quasar Publishing
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            Australian Backyard Astronomy

            Australian Backyard Astronomy (Paperback)

            By Bhathal, Ragbir; Bhathal, Jenny

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            Discover the stories of the heavens and our understanding of them in this beautiful book. Generously illustrated with star charts and pictures from the National Library of Australia and photographs from Australian and overseas astronomers, Australian Backyard Astronomy will capti...vate younger and older readers alike. Australian Backyard Astronomy is an engaging resource for homes and classrooms alike. Its thematic approach guides young readers through our discovery and exploration of the skies, from early celestial charts to the big bang, planets in our solar system and the universe beyond. This revised edition contains recent developments in astronomy, including information revealed by NASA's Juno spacecraft in 2016; the discovery of the oldest star by researchers at the Australian National University; and the privatisation of space exploration. Fun and simple projects throughout show children how to replicate a rainbow, the Milky Way, an expanding universe and much more.
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            ISBN 9780642279439
            Published AU 1 Nov 2018
            Publisher National Library of Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            2021 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
             

            2021 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dunlop, Storm; Tirion, Wil; Astronomy, Collins

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            A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2021.

            ISBN 9780008399795
            Released AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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

            • RRP: $47.99
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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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            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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