• Asteroid Hunters
    Asteroid Hunters
    ISBN: 9781471162398
    Title: Asteroid Hunters
    Author: NUGENT CARRIE

    For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale--an asteroid hitting the earth and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how.
    What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit the Earth? What would happen if one was on its way? Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter--part of a group of scientists working to map our cosmic neighborhood. For the first time ever, we are reaching the point where we may be able to prevent the horrible natural disaster that would result from an asteroid collision.
    In Asteroid Hunters, Nugent reveals what known impact asteroids have had: the extinction of the dinosaurs, the earth-sized hole Shoemaker Levy 9 left in Jupiter just a few decades ago, how the meteorite that bursted over Chelyabinsk in Russia could have started a war, and unlucky Ms. Anne Hodges--the only person (that we know of) in US history to be the victim of a direct hit. Nugent also introduces the telescope she uses to detect near-Earth asteroids. Ultimately, detection is the key to preventing asteroid impact, and these specialized scientists are working to prevent the unthinkable from happening.
    If successful, asteroid hunting will lead to the first natural disaster humans have the know-how and the technology to prevent. The successful hunt and mapping of asteroids could mean nothing less than saving life on earth.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Astronomy: A Visual Guide
    Astronomy: A Visual Guide
    ISBN: 9780241317808
    Title: Astronomy: A Visual Guide
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY

    Take a tour of the Universe, from the 150km impact craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot - a 643kmph swirling storm that started in the 1600s.

    This stunningly illustrated slipcase is lavishly designed to cover every aspect of astronomy. Learn about the history of discoveries in the field, from the earliest human civilizations to the present day. Discover more about astronomical phenomena, from the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, and what happens when a star runs out of energy, to theories about the fate of the Universe - including the Big Crunch and the Big Rip, and take a visual tour of the Solar System, complete with the very latest photographs of the planets.

    A definitive month-by-month guide to the night sky, with profiles of all 88 constellations, over 100 star charts, and an Almanac of astronomical events over the next decade, will help you to navigate your way around the night sky, and locate stars, galaxies, and other objects. Featuring no-nonsense advice on how to observe the skies using the naked eye, binoculars, and telescopes, Astronomyis the perfect guide for keen amateur astronomers, as well as a great reference book for the whole family.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History of Humankind
    Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History of Humankind
    ISBN: 9781783351534
    Title: Beneath the Night: How the Stars Have Shaped the History of Humankind
    Author: CLARK STUART


    From Stone Age to space age, people have looked up at the stars and been inspired by their beauty, their patterns, and their majesty.


    Beneath the Night is a history of humanity, told through our relationship with the night sky. From prehistoric cave art and Ancient Egyptian zodiacs to the modern era of satellites and space exploration, Stuart Clark explores a fascination shared across the world and throughout millennia. It is one that has shaped our scientific understanding; helped us navigate the terrestrial world; provided inspiration for our poets, artists and philosophers; and it has given us a place to project our hopes and fears. In the stars, we can see our past - and ultimately, our fate.


    This is the awe-inspiring story of the universe, and our place within it.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to the Martian, a Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet
    Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to the Martian, a Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet
    ISBN: 9781683692096
    Title: Big Book of Mars: From Ancient Egypt to the Martian, a Deep-Space Dive into Our Obsession with the Red Planet
    Author: HARTZMAN MARC

    Filled with entertaining history, archival images, pop culture ephemera, and interviews with NASA scientists, The Big Book of Mars is the most comprehensive look at our relationship with Mars--yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

    Mars has been a source of fascination and speculation ever since the Ancient Sumerians observed its blood-red hue and named it for their god of war and plague. But it wasn't until 1877, when "canals" were observed on the surface of the Red Planet, suggesting the presence of water, that scientists, novelists, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs became obsessed with the question of whether there's life on Mars. In The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells suggested that we wouldn't need to make contact with Martians--they'd come for us--while, many years later, Nikola Tesla claimed that he did make contact.

    Since then, Mars has fully invaded pop culture. It has its own day of the week (Tuesday, or martis in Latin), candy bar, and iconic Looney Tunes character. It has been the subject of novels and movies, from Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles to Mars Attacks to The Martian. And it has sparked a space-race feud between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who both hope to send a manned mission to Mars in the near future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00

    $48.00
  • Black Holes: the Reith Lectures
    Black Holes: the Reith Lectures
    ISBN: 9780857503572
    Title: Black Holes: the Reith Lectures
    Author: HAWKING STEPHEN


    âeoeIt is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers.âe


    In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that has fascinated him for decades âe" black holes.


    In these flagship lectures the legendary physicist argues that if we could only understand black holes and how they challenge the very nature of space and time, we could unlock the secrets of the universe.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Chasing the Moon: the Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke To the Apollo Landings
    Chasing the Moon: the Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke To the Apollo Landings
    ISBN: 9780008307882
    Title: Chasing the Moon: the Story of the Space Race - from Arthur C. Clarke To the Apollo Landings
    Author: STONE ROBERT & ANDRES ALAN


    In a world divided by the ideological struggles of the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, more than one-fifth of the people on the planet paused to watch the live transmission of the Apollo 11 mission. To watch as humanity took a giant leap forward.

    A companion book to the landmark documentary series on BBC TV.


    The journey from Cape Canaveral to the Moon was a tremendous achievement of human courage and ingenuity. It was also a long, deadly march, haunted by the possibility of catastrophic failure on the world's stage. In an era when the most advanced portable computer weighed 70 pounds, had a 36-kilobite memory and operated on less power than a 60-watt lightbulb, the sheer audacity of the goal is breath-taking. But the triumph of imagination and the unity of the Earth that day would change the world.


    Based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material,& Chasing the Moon& reveals the unknown stories of the individuals who made the Moon landing a possibility, from inspirational science fiction writer Arthur C. Clark and controversial engineer Wernher von Braun, to pioneers like mathematician Poppy Northcutt and astronaut Edward Dwight. It vividly revisits the dawn of the Space Age, a heady time of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Cosmos
    Cosmos
    ISBN: 9780345539434
    Title: Cosmos
    Author: SAGAN CARL

    Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
    Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
    ISBN: 9780241371381
    Title: Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut
    Author: CRISTOFORETTI SAMANTHA


    In space the sun rises and sets 16 times a day. You fly over every sea, every mountain and desert, every city and every port. The most ordinary things -- eating, sleeping, brushing your teeth or cutting your hair -- have to be relearned, until they become familiar again. This is the story of Samantha Cristoforetti's incredible journey to becoming an astronaut, and her journey beyond Earth.


    Her voyage as an apprentice astronaut began when she was in her early thirties: five years of intense training around the world, from Houston to Japan to the legendary Star City in Russia. Countless hours spent in centrifuges, spaceship simulators and under water for spacewalk practice. Then, one day, a rocket was waiting for her on the launch pad. And after eight minutes of wild ascent, she was on orbit, crunched up with her two crewmates in a tiny spaceship that took them to the International Space Station. This is an enthralling, inspiring and surprisingly down-to-earth story about what it really takes to pursue your dreams.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Elegant Universe
    Elegant Universe
    ISBN: 9780099289920
    Title: Elegant Universe
    Author: GREENE BRIAN

    Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery to reveal a universe of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, in this ""New York Times"" bestseller that features a new Preface and Epilogue.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • History of Space Exploration
    History of Space Exploration
    ISBN: 9780500022023
    Title: History of Space Exploration
    Author: LAUNIUS ROGER D

    For centuries humanity has engaged in a virtual exploration of space through astronomical observation, aided by astounding scientific and technological advances. In more than sixty years since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, more than 6,000 functioning satellites have been launched into Earth's orbit and beyond - some to the farthest reaches of the Solar System - and more than 540 people have travelled into space. Unprecedented in its chronological and geographical scope, this book charts the history of space exploration from the first gunpowder rockets through the Moon landings, and into a future of space tourism. Numerous sidebars focus on the key individuals and inventions that brought us closer to the farthest reaches of the universe. Filled with astonishing images from the Smithsonian, NASA archives and other international collections, this is the first in-depth, fully illustrated survey of this universal human journey.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • History of the Universe in 21 Stars (& Three Imposters)
    History of the Universe in 21 Stars (& Three Imposters)
    ISBN: 9781787394650
    Title: History of the Universe in 21 Stars (& Three Imposters)
    Author: SPARROW GILES


    Expert science writer Giles Sparrow guides you through 21 stars you can see in the night sky and what they can teach us about our universe.


    On a clear evening, if you look up you can see thousands of stars shining in the dark sky, each with a story of their own. Taking 21 stars (and three imposters, that cheekily aren't technically stars), expert science writer Giles Sparrow offers a complete introduction to what is happening up in the night sky.


    Sparrow draws 'star maps' to help you easily identify the celestial bodies and then explains (for anyone not an astronomer themselves) what this particular pinprick of light can tell us about the birth, life and death of our universe. From red giants, quasars and supernovae to black holes, multiple stars and even our own Sun, this fascinating book tells the intriguing, inspiring and sometimes incredible story of how we came to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, and what we learnt along the way.


    So look up at the sky and marvel at its wonders with this exciting new book.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • How to Astronaut An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth
    How to Astronaut An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth
    ISBN: 9781523509614
    Title: How to Astronaut An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth
    Author: VIRTS TERRY

    "There's something intriguing to be learned on practically every page... How to Astronaut] captures the details of an extraordinary job and turns even the mundane aspects of space travel into something fascinating."--Publishers Weekly

    Ride shotgun on a trip to space with astronaut Terry Virts. A born stroyteller with a gift for the surprising turn of phrase and eye for the perfect you-are-there details, he captures all the highs, lows, humor, and wonder of an experience few will ever know firsthand. Featuring stories covering survival training, space shuttle emergencies, bad bosses, the art of putting on a spacesuit, time travel, and much more

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00

    $70.00
  • How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future
    How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future
    ISBN: 9780233005669
    Title: How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future
    Author: STUART COLIN

    'How to Live in Space' is the ultimate guide to your future life in space. Physicist and astronomer Colin Stuart takes you through the training process, examines the practicalities of everyday life and looks ahead to space tourism, moon bases and interstellar travel. Presented with infographics and photographs, How to Live in Space is a scientific yet entertaining guide to living in orbit, the viability of terraforming and the long-term effects of space on the human body.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Is the Moon Upside Down?
    Is the Moon Upside Down?
    ISBN: 9781760895051
    Title: Is the Moon Upside Down?
    Author: QUICKE GREG

    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 astronomers. 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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Meteorite: How Stones from Outer Space Made Our World
    Meteorite: How Stones from Outer Space Made Our World
    ISBN: 9781529327656
    Title: Meteorite: How Stones from Outer Space Made Our World
    Author: GREGORY TIM

    Every rock has a story tell, and none more so than those which have fallen from the sky: meteorites. Originating in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, these rocky fragments offer clues not just to the earliest origins of the Solar System but also to Earth's very survival into the future. Sky at Night presenter, Dr Tim Gregory takes us on a journey through the very earliest days of our Solar System to the spectacular meteorite falls that produced 'fiery rain' in 1792, to the pre-solar grains (literally stardust) that were blown in from other solar systems and are the oldest solid objects ever discovered on earth. Meteorites reveal a story much bigger than ourselves or our planet. As Tim says, 'it is an epic beyond compare'.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Milky Way Owners Workshop Manual
    Milky Way Owners Workshop Manual
    ISBN: 9781785215902
    Title: Milky Way Owners Workshop Manual
    Author: HAYNES

    A companion volume to our forthcoming Universe Manual and Planets of the Solar System Manual (both due for 2019), and complementing our existing Earth, Moon and Mars manuals, this book provides a down-to-earth, digestible guide to our galaxy for the layperson.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Moon A History for the Future
    Moon A History for the Future
    ISBN: 9781788162555
    Title: Moon A History for the Future
    Author: MORTON OLIVER

    An intimate portrait of the Earth's closest neighbor--the Moon--that explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with it

    Every generation has looked towards the heavens and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. Fifty years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse--and shared with Earth-bound audiences the view of their own planet hanging in the sky instead.
    Recently, the connection has been discovered to be even closer: a fragment of the Earth's surface was found embedded in a rock brought back from the Moon. And astronauts are preparing to return to the surface of the Moon after a half-century hiatus--this time to the dark side.
    Oliver Morton explores how the ways we have looked at the Moon have shaped our perceptions of the Earth: from the controversies of early astronomers such as van Eyck and Galileo, to the Cold War space race, to the potential use of the Moon as a stepping stone for further space exploration.
    Advanced technologies, new ambitions, and old dreams mean that men, women, and robots now seem certain to return to the Moon. For some, it is a future on which humankind has turned its back for too long. For others, an adventure yet to begin.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • Moving to Mars: Design for the Red Planet Design for the Red Planet
    Moving to Mars: Design for the Red Planet Design for the Red Planet
    ISBN: 9781872005461
    Title: Moving to Mars: Design for the Red Planet Design for the Red Planet
    Author: MCGUIRK JUSTIN ; NEWSON ALEX; KALLIPOLITI LYDIA

    Arrive. Survive. Thrive.Getting humans to Mars has become one of the great challenges of our time. Mars holds the potential of human settlement, and the promise of life after Earth. Some of the world's greatest entrepreneurs, architects and engineers are dedicated to conquering this next frontier.Moving to Mars: Design for the Red Planet is one of the first books to focus on the crucial role that design will play in this collective endeavour. From the capsules that will need to keep passengers in harmony during their nine-month journey, to the habitats that they will live in, to the terraforming of the landscape to make it life-sustaining, every detail needs to be designed. This task is falling to the traditional space agencies such as NASA, and to private entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk and Richard Branson, and to architects such as Norman Foster. As well as technical and practical solutions, this book will examine how design and design thinkers are approaching our move to Mars in unexpected ways. With striking, rarely-seen imagery and a unique design-led focus, this book will appeal to 'space junkies' and design enthusiasts alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Our Universe An Astronomer's Guide
    Our Universe An Astronomer's Guide
    ISBN: 9780241235874
    Title: Our Universe An Astronomer's Guide
    Author: DUNKLEY JO

    Jo Dunkley combines her expertise as an astrophysicist with her talents as a teacher and writer in this lively and exceptionally clear introduction to the structure and history of the universe and its enduring mysteries.


    Most of us have heard of black holes and supernovas, galaxies and the Big Bang. But few of us understand more than the bare facts about the universe we call home. What is really out there? How did it all begin? Where are we going?


    Jo Dunkley begins in Earth's neighborhood, explaining the nature of the Solar System, the stars in our night sky, and the Milky Way. She then moves out past nearby galaxies--and back in time--to the horizon of the observable universe, which contains over a hundred billion galaxies, each with billions of stars, many orbited by planets, some of which may host life. These visible objects in space sit in a web of dark matter, mysterious stuff we cannot see or yet understand. Dunkley traces the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang fourteen billion years ago, past the birth of the Sun and our planets, to today and beyond. She explains cutting-edge debates about such perplexing phenomena as the accelerating expansion of the universe and the possibility that our universe is only one of many.


    Our Universe conveys with authority and grace the thrill of scientific discovery and a contagious enthusiasm for the endless wonders of space-time.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
    Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
    ISBN: 9780345376596
    Title: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
    Author: SAGAN CARL

    "FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS." --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier--space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. "TAKES READERS FAR BEYOND Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity's future in the stars." --Chicago Tribune

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Secret Life of Stars Astrophysics for Everyone
    Secret Life of Stars Astrophysics for Everyone
    ISBN: 9781760761226
    Title: Secret Life of Stars Astrophysics for Everyone
    Author: HARVEY-SMITH LISA

    '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 ControlWe all know the Sun, the powerhouse of our solar system, but what about Luyten's Flare, the 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.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Secret Lives of Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System
    Secret Lives of Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System
    ISBN: 9781529319408
    Title: Secret Lives of Planets: A User's Guide to the Solar System
    Author: MURDIN PAUL

    'A deft, frequently dramatic tour'
    Nature


    'A wonderfully clear and readable book . . . Gives a splendid overview of our Sun's planetary system, including its history and exploration'
    Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell


    *


    We have the impression that the solar system is perfectly regular like a clock, or a planetarium instrument. On a short timescale it is. But, seen in a longer perspective, the planets, and their satellites, have exciting lives, full of events - for example, did you know that Saturn's moon, Titan, boasts lakes which contain liquid methane surrounded by soaring hills and valleys, exactly as the earth did before life evolved on our fragile planet? Or that Mercury is the shyest planet? Or, that Mars' biggest volcano is 100 times the size of Earth's, or that its biggest canyon is 10 times the depth of the Grand Canyon, or that it wasn't always red, but blue?


    The culmination of a lifetime of astronomy and wonder, Paul Murdin's enchanting new book reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the planets, their satellites, and our place in the solar system.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos
    Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos
    ISBN: 9780500295199
    Title: Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos
    Author: MURDIN PAUL

    How did our universe come to exist? Why do stars shine? Is there life beyond the Earth? For millennia, humans have looked to the celestial sphere to explain the cosmos,first recording the movements of the Moon 25,000 years ago. Since the Enlightenmentand the dawn of the space age, scientists have been unravelling cosmic mysteries, andraising astonishing new questions for future generations to answer. Today we live inan age of unprecedented astronomical revelation, from the discovery of water on Marsto the detection of gravitational waves and the first photograph of a black hole. World-renowned astronomer Paul Murdin explains the science behind these discoveries, along with the passions, strugglesand quirks of fate that made them some of the most intriguing dramas of their times,demonstrating how human ingenuity and technological innovation have expandedour knowledge of the Universe beyond anything our ancestors - even as recently asa generation ago - could ever have imagined.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Space Exploration - A History in 100 Objects
    Space Exploration - A History in 100 Objects
    ISBN: 9781615196142
    Title: Space Exploration - A History in 100 Objects
    Author: ODENWALD STEN

    This is no ordinary space book.

    Within the pages of this eclectic pop-history, scientist and educator Sten Odenwald at NASA examines 100 objects that forever altered what we know and how we think about the cosmos. From Sputnik to Skylab and Galileo's telescope to the Curiosity rover, some objects are iconic and some obscure--but all are utterly important.
    • The Nebra sky disk (1600 BCE) features the first realistic depiction of the Sun, Moon, and stars.
    • The Lunar Laser Ranging RetroReflector& finally showed us how far we are from the Moon in 1969.
    • In 1986, it was the humble, rubber O-ring that doomed the space shuttle Challenger.
    • The Event Horizon Telescope gave us our first glimpse of a black hole in 2019.
    These 100 objects, as Odenwald puts it, showcase "the workhorse tools and game-changing technologies that have altered the course of space history . . . the tools and devices that, taken together, represent the major scientific discoveries--and celebrate the human ingenuity--of space technology, showing the ways physics and engineering have brought about our greatest leaps in understanding the way our universe works. . . . They make it clear that we have made giant strides in our quest to search ever more deeply into the farthest reaches of the universe--and behind each new discovery is an object that expands our appreciation of space as well as the boundless imagination and resourcefulness we carry within us."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Space is Cool as Fuck
    Space is Cool as Fuck
    ISBN: 9781925700091
    Title: Space is Cool as Fuck
    Author: HOWELLS KATE

    Bite-sized chunks of incredible, unbelievable information explaining everything you need to know about our universe from black holes to dark matter, featuring aliens, crazy scientists and incredible worlds!
    Space is Cool as Fuck features more than 100 wild artworks, photographs and illustrations from 40 international young artists, expressing the ineffable, immense, beautiful and insane.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Space Mission Art
    Space Mission Art
    ISBN: 9781781453810
    Title: Space Mission Art
    Author: WESLEY PRICE LUKE

    Since 1961, our country has launched men and women into the hostile vacuum of space. For the adventures on which they were about to embark, astronauts, associates and designers commemorated each mission by creating a unique insignia that the crew could wear with pride on their spacesuits. Space Mission Art collects every one of these iconic designs, plus sticker sheets, to celebrate the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs. They are presented in full color and glorious detail alongside the stories behind their design. There are also crew photos, mission facts and trivia that reveal the human face of space exploration, capturing the comedy, tragedy, bravery and beauty of these extraordinary adventures into the unknown.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Sun
    Sun
    ISBN: 9781785511721
    Title: Sun
    Author: BARRETT KATIE & CLIFF HARRY

    -A fascinating and informative look at studies of the Sun throughout history, beautifully illustrated with images from the Science Museum's collection -The combination of historic and modern studies and accessible text ensure there is something here for every reader -Cloth binding with foil details make this a beautiful addition to any bookshelf Dazzling, beautiful, powerful, mysterious - the Sun has fascinated people throughout history. This book charts our changing understanding of the Sun through a rich collection of scientific imagery: from from a 10th-century manuscript drawing of an earth-centered universe, to awe-inspiring close-ups of our turbulent star taken by orbiting spacecraft. Each image tells a story of evolving scientific understanding and techniques, as well as the personal dedication of the theologians, artists and astronomers who made them. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; The sun and planets; The solar surface; Eruptions; Sunlight; Eclipsed; Glossary; Further reading. Published to accompany the special exhibition The Sun: Living with Our Star, running at the Science Museum from 6 October 2018 to 6 May 2019.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Voyager Photographs from Humanity's Greatest Journey
    Voyager Photographs from Humanity's Greatest Journey
    ISBN: 9783961712915
    Title: Voyager Photographs from Humanity's Greatest Journey
    Author: TENEUS

    Outer space = infinite fascination A delight for space fans and experts alike, this book is your unique guide to the legendary Voyager missions. After the worldwide success of Apollo VII-XVII, the authors, Floris Heyne, Joel Meter, Simon Phillipson, and Delano Steenmeijer, again scoured the NASA archives to gather all the key facts and discoveries of this interstellar spacecraft, including previously unpublished information.

    First launched in 1977, the twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft have significantly expanded our knowledge of space, corrected many scientific theses and, last but not least, produced the most distant image of the earth: the famous "Pale Blue Dot."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $115.00

    $115.00
  • When Galaxies Collide
    When Galaxies Collide
    ISBN: 9780522876512
    Title: When Galaxies Collide
    Author: HARVEY-SMITH LISA

    In 2018, Lisa Harvey-Smith was appointed as the inaugural Australian Women in STEM Ambassador by the Australian Federal Government.



    Why is the Milky Way blue? Why isn't a black hole dark? How many stars can you see with your naked eye?* How much hotter are blue stars than red ones?**



    Humans are the only known astronomers in the universe. When we look up at the night sky, we are linked to our ancestors. Away from city lights, we can see what generations of people before us have wondered at and weaved stories around.



    But all that will change. The Andromeda Galaxy is rushing towards us at 400,000 kilometres an hour.



    When Galaxies Collide will guide you to look at the night sky afresh. It peers 5.86 billion years into the future to consider the fate of Earth and its inhabitants. Will the solution be to live in space without a planet to call home? Will one of the other 100 billion planets spawn life?



    Learn how to watch this space.





    * 9,000, but only half of that from any given point on Earth.

    ** 38,000 degrees vs 3,000.

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