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            Australian Geographic Science: The Solar System

            Australian Geographic Science: The Solar System (Hardback)

            By Geographic, Australian

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $24.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Our vast solar system is made up of galaxies, stars, planets, moons and much more. Discover Earth's place as one of eight planets in orbit around the sun.

            ISBN 9781742459585
            Published AU 5 Sep 2017
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age 8-12 years
            Availability
            500 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime
             

            Under the Stars: Astrophysics for Bedtime (Hardback)

            By Harvey-Smith, Lisa; Illustrated by Matthews, Mel

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $38.25
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            Transports curious kids and inquisitive adults on an incredible journey through the night sky. Astrophysicist Lisa Harvey-Smith brings the night sky to life with her engaging storytelling, combined with brilliantly colourful illustrations.

            ISBN 9780522876086
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
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            Limitless: The Autobiography: The bestselling story of Britain's inspirational astronaut

            Limitless: The Autobiography: The bestselling story of Britain's inspirational astronaut (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Peake, Tim

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $26.25
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            The thrilling autobiography of the astronaut who inspired a generation The #1 bestselling author of Hello, is this planet Earth? and Ask an Astronaut 'I looked down below my feet and suddenly noticed Australia flashing by. The vertigo hit me then. My gloved hands gripped the hand...rail as tightly as I could. I had been on my spacewalk for over an hour. I had trained for this moment for years. But nothing can prepare you for that feeling, for the full realisation that you are no longer living on Earth. Staring into the inky blackness, I felt completely isolated from everything and everyone I had ever known. And yet at the same time I could not help feeling a strange sense of belonging.' In fascinating and personal detail, and based on exclusive diaries and audio recordings from his mission, Tim Peake takes readers closer than ever before to experience what life in space is really like: the sacrifice that astronauts make in being apart from their families, the sights, the smells, the fear, the exhilaration and the deep and abiding wonder of the view from space. Limitless is a book about the power of following our dreams - however unlikely they may seem - and of striving to reach our potential, even when we might not believe in it ourselves. Limitless also charts Peake's surprising road to becoming an astronaut, from a shy and unassuming boy from Chichester who had a passion for flight, to a young British Army officer, Apache helicopter pilot, flight instructor and test pilot who served around the world. Peake's extensive eighteen-year career in the army included the command of a platoon of soldiers in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, deployment in Bosnia, and flying multiple high-risk sorties as a test pilot, including operations in Afghanistan. After he was selected by the European Space agency from over 8000 candidates, Peake undertook six years of training to be an astronaut, tested physically, psychologically, emotionally and intellectually - from learning Russ
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            ISBN 9781529125580
            Released AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            514 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Space: a children's encyclopedia
             

            Space: a children's encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $59.50
            • $44.90
            • Save $14.60
            • Internationally sourced

            Space: A Children's Encyclopedia is completely revised and updated for 2020, with new images and information to cover the latest developments in all things space-y. From Space travel and exploration, to the wonders of the Solar System such as the Moon and the Sun, and the mysteri...es of the Universe such as dark matter and black holes - this book covers all you need to know about the cosmos. The most up-to-date images from space agencies such as NASA and ESA combine with info panels, timelines, interviews, diagrams, and activities you can do at home to help you understand the majesty and wonder of Space. Learn about the Space Race, the Apollo Moon Landings, the Voyager craft that first probed the outer planets and have now left the Solar System, the Hubble telescope, and the International Space Station (ISS) - the state-of-the-art science laboratory orbiting Earth - as well as future missions, space tourism, and the latest discoveries in the furthest reaches of our galaxy. Discover how to work out the constellations and where to look for prominent stars and planets in the night sky, such as Venus and Mars, and how galaxies such as our Milky Way work and were formed. Part of a series of award-winning, best-selling encyclopedias for children, Space: A Children's Encyclopedia is a rocket ride from the beginning of time to the near future, and from planet Earth out to the furthest reaches of the Universe.
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            ISBN 9780241426364
            Released AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Availability
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            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking)
             

            The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) (Hardback)

            By Mack, Katie

            • RRP: $44.93
            • $44.93
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            You're going to die. The Earth will, one day, be toast. So too, our Sun will eventually shine its last. But what's next? The End of Everything is a unique exploration of the destruction of the cosmos. Drawing on cutting edge technology and theory, as well as hot-off-the-presses r...esults from the most powerful telescopes and particle colliders, astrophysicist Katie Mack describes how small tweaks to our incomplete understanding of reality can result in starkly different futures. Our universe could collapse in upon itself, or rip itself apart, or even - in the next five minutes -succumb to an inescapable expanding bubble of doom. This fascinating, witty story of cosmic escapism examines a beautiful but unfamiliar physics landscape while sharing the excitement a leading astrophysicist feels when thinking about the universe and our place in it. Amid stellar explosions and bouncing universes, Mack shows that even though we puny humans have no chance of changing how it all ends, we can at least begin to understand it.
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            ISBN 9780241372333
            Released AU 20 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
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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

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $22.49
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 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 AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
             

            Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut (Hardback)

            By Cristoforetti, Samantha

            • RRP: $56.16
            • $56.16
            • Internationally sourced

            '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)
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            The Vinyl Frontier: The Story of NASA's Interstellar Mixtape
             

            The Vinyl Frontier: The Story of NASA's Interstellar Mixtape (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Scott, Jonathan

            • RRP: $22.99
            • $17.24
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            Jonathan Scott is our cheerful tour guide . . . and The Vinyl Frontier is our comprehensive and comprehensible itinerary. - Los Angeles Times

            ISBN 9781472956101
            Released AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            88 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 9
             

            Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 9 (Hardback, Contains 1 Hardback)

            By Observatory Greenwich, Royal; Astronomy, Collins

            • RRP: $54.99
            • $41.24
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            • Pub Date
              14 Dec 20

            A beautiful giftable, coffee-table book, showcasing the most spectacular space photography of its kind, taken from locations across the globe. Marvel at the wonders of the universe captured by the most talented astrophotographers. A perfect gift for all interested in exploring th...e mysteries of our solar system and beyond.
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            ISBN 9780008404635
            Released AU 14 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
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            Astronomy Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Activities

            Astronomy Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Activities (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nichols, Michelle

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $23.99
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            Astronomy Lab for Kids teaches children the wonders of the galaxy through hands on activities that can be done right in your own home.

            ISBN 9781631591341
            Released AU 28 Sep 2016
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Series Lab for Kids
            Availability
            16 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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