• 2020 Guide to the Night Sky, Southern Hemisphere: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies above Australia, NZ & South Africa
    2020 Guide to the Night Sky, Southern Hemisphere: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies above Australia, NZ & South Africa
    ISBN: 9780008348977
    Title: 2020 Guide to the Night Sky, Southern Hemisphere: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies above Australia, NZ & South Africa
    Author: DUNLOP STORM & TIRION WIL (AS TOLD TO)

    EXPANDED AND REVISED A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2020. Diagrams drawn for the latitude of southern Australia, but including events visible from New Zealand and South Africa. Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion. Content includes: * Advice on where to start looking * Easy-to-use star maps for each month with descriptions of what to see * NEW Special, detailed charts for positions of planets, minor planets and comets in 2020 * NEW Seasonal charts * NEW Details of dark sky sites * Details of objects and events you might see in 2020 * Diagrams of notable events visible from Australia, and some for New Zealand and South AfricaAlso available: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Britain and Ireland ISBN 978-0-00-825771-2 andA month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above North America.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • 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
  • 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 New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
    Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
    ISBN: 9781250098979
    Title: Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
    Author: STERN ALAN & GRINSPOON DAVID


    Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (Publishers Weekly), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons' mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players.


    On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond.


    Nothing like this has occurred in a generation--a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA's Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune--and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA's website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think that humankind's most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded but made history and captured the world's imagination.


    How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the planning for New Horizons' second act, the amazing January 1, 2019 flyby of Ultima Thule, another billion miles beyond Pluto. Told from the insider's perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Comet
    Comet
    ISBN: 9780500022276
    Title: Comet
    Author: BIBRING JEAN-PIERRE

    Comet presents the amazing story of the Rosetta space probe and its interstellar voyage to the comet Tchoury. Its mission - to find clues to the origins of our solar system and the emergence of life on Earth. Following a ten-year voyage and a journey spanning millions of kilometres through our Solar System, the Rosetta entered the comet's orbit. Its lander, Philae - a miniature science laboratory - landed directly on Tchoury's surface and was able to take the photographs presented here. This triumph of scientific endeavour brought back a raft of incredible new photographs, the best of which are featured here. The book is built around the various phases in Rosetta's journey: leaving Earth, breaching its atmosphere and watching the lights of home recede; skirting the Moon and coming close to Mars; plunging into the cosmos' starry void and approaching the comet; and, finally, landing on Tchoury. The photographs are accompanied by a text that reflects on the objectives of the mission and the accomplishment of such a technological feat for humanity. Detailed captions provide the reader with accessible scientific information, enabling them to get to the heart of the subject.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature
    Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature
    ISBN: 9780198813378
    Title: Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature
    Author: ATKINS PETER

    The marvelous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics?Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • 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: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Death by Black Hole & Other Cosmic Quandaries
    Death by Black Hole & Other Cosmic Quandaries
    ISBN: 9780393350388
    Title: Death by Black Hole & Other Cosmic Quandaries
    Author: TYSON NEIL DEGRASSE

    " Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and--most important-- humanity." --Entertainment Weekly

    Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, ?Death by Black Hole? explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • 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
  • Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
    Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
    ISBN: 9781784162658
    Title: Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
    Author: KELLY SCOTT


    *As featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 5Live and Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2*


    From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and dare to think of your own a little differently.


    As soon as you realize you aren't going to die, space is the most fun you'll ever have...


    The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will.


    Kelly's humanity, compassion, humour, and passion shine as he describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal. He touches on what's happened to his body, the sadness of being isolated from everyone he loves; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk, and the still more haunting threat of being absent should tragedy strike at home.


    From a natural storyteller Endurance is one of the finest examples the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.


    *


    What readers are saying...


    'Takes you up into space and lets you be a part of astronaut life'
    'Tough to put down! Tells a side you don't often hear or read about for that matter'
    'Mind blowing . . . up there with Ernest Shackleton for me'
    'My husband said it is the next best thing to going into space yourself'
    'Six stars!'



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Man on the Moon
    Man on the Moon
    ISBN: 9780241363157
    Title: Man on the Moon
    Author: CHAIKIN ANDREW

    'Through the windows of the slowly turning spacecraft they looked out at the place where the sun had once been, and there was the moon- a huge, magnificent sphere bathed in the eerie blue light of earthshine, each crater rendered in ghostly detail.'

    The race to the moon was won spectacularly by Apollo 11 on 20 July 1969. When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their 'giant step' across a ghostly lunar landscape, they were watched by some 600 million people on Earth 250,000 miles away.

    A Man on the Moon is the definitive account of the heroic Apollo programme- from the tragedy of the fire in Apollo 1 during a simulated launch, through the euphoria of the first moonwalk, to the discoveries made by the first scientist in space aboard Apollo 17. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the astronauts and team, this is the story of the twentieth century's greatest human achievement, minute-by-minute, in the words of those who were there.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • 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
  • NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual
    NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual
    ISBN: 9781785212109
    Title: NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual
    Author: BAKER DAVID

    Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing by Apollo 11.

    The story of Apollo has been told many times, but most accounts stop at the first landing. This book picks up where others have left off, and describes the five post-Apollo 11 Moon landings, defined as technical developments built upon engineering excellence. It was only through the robust design adopted when aerospace contractors first designed and built the Apollo spacecraft and the Lunar Module that successive evolutions were possible, taking lunar-landing operations far beyond what had first been envisaged.

    This book is not intended to tell the full story of each mission, but rather to describe the technical development of spacecraft and equipment necessary to grow the capability from a single EVA
    ('moonwalk') of less than three hours, to advanced missions where astronauts spent three full working days exploring their landing sites. With the aid of a Lunar Roving Vehicle, they collected a wide
    variety of rocks and soil and left a range of instruments at the surface powered by a thermonuclear generator. As interest grows in humans returning to the Moon, 50 years on from those pioneering days of lunar exploration, we look again at what was accomplished at the dawn of the Space Age, spurred on by a political goal and developed as a tool for science.

    The story of the Apollo Moon missions is an expression of those achievements.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 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: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Planets
    Planets
    ISBN: 9780008280574
    Title: Planets
    Author: COX PROFESSOR BRIAN & COHEN ANDREW

    So staggering you go "whoa!" every few seconds' Guardian


    'Really impressive' Eamonn Holmes, ITV This Morning

    A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series.


    The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before.


    Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun's expanding power. Venus, once thought to be lush and fertile, now known to be trapped within a toxic and boiling atmosphere. Mars, the red planet, doomed by the loss of its atmosphere. Jupiter, twice the size of all the other planets combined, but insubstantial. Saturn, a stunning celestial beauty, the jewel of our Solar System. Uranus, the sideways planet and the first ice giant. Neptune, dark, cold and whipped by supersonic winds. Pluto, the dwarf planet, a frozen rock.


    Andrew Cohen and Professor Brian Cox take readers on a voyage of discovery, from the fiery heart of our Solar System, to its mysterious outer reaches. They touch on the latest discoveries that have expanded our knowledge of the planets, their moons and how they come to be, alongside recent stunning and mind-boggling NASA photography.



    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
  • Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths & Discoveries of the Universe
    Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths & Discoveries of the Universe
    ISBN: 9781471178931
    Title: Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths & Discoveries of the Universe
    Author: BROOKE-HITCHING EDWARD

    After the enormous international success of The Phantom Atlas and The Golden Atlas, Edward Brooke-Hitching's stunning new book unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during mankind's quest to map the& skies above us.&

    This richly illustrated treasury& showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography - a glorious genre of map-making often overlooked by modern map books - as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogues, antique instruments and other appealing curiosities.

    This is the sky as it has never been presented before: the realm of stars and planets, but also of gods, devils, weather wizards, flying sailors, medieval aliens, mythological animals and rampaging spirits. The reader is taken on a tour of star-obsessed cultures around the world, learning about Tibetan sky burials, star-covered Inuit dancing coats,& Mongolian astral prophets& and Sir William Herschel's 1781 discovery of Uranus, the first planet to be found since antiquity.& Even stranger& are the& forgotten stories from European history, like the English belief of the Middle Ages& in& ships that sailed a sea above the clouds, 16th-century German UFO sightings and the Edwardian aristocrat who mistakenly mapped alien-made canals on the surface of Mars.

    As the intricacies of our universe are today being revealed with unprecedented clarity, there has never been a better time for a highly readable book as beautiful as the night sky to contextualise the scale of these achievements for the general reader.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 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 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
  • Spaceflight: A Concise History
    Spaceflight: A Concise History
    ISBN: 9780262536332
    Title: Spaceflight: A Concise History
    Author: NEUFELD MICHAEL J.


    A concise history of spaceflight, from military rocketry through Sputnik, Apollo, robots in space, space culture, and human spaceflight today.


    Spaceflight is one of the greatest human achievements of the twentieth century. The Soviets launched Sputnik, the first satellite, in 1957; less than twelve years later, the American Apollo astronauts landed on the Moon. In this volume of the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Michael Neufeld offers a concise history of spaceflight, mapping the full spectrum of activities that humans have developed in space.


    Neufeld explains that "the space program" should not be equated only with human spaceflight. Since the 1960s, unmanned military and commercial spacecraft have been orbiting near the Earth, and robotic deep-space explorers have sent back stunning images of faraway planets. Neufeld begins with the origins of space ideas and the discovery that rocketry could be used for spaceflight. He then discusses the Soviet-U.S. Cold War space race and reminds us that NASA resisted adding female astronauts even after the Soviets sent the first female cosmonaut into orbit. He analyzes the two rationales for the Apollo program: prestige and scientific discovery (this last something of an afterthought). He describes the internationalization and privatization of human spaceflight after the Cold War, the cultural influence of space science fiction, including Star Trek and Star Wars, space tourism for the ultra-rich, and the popular desire to go into space. Whether we become a multiplanet species, as some predict, or continue to call Earth home, this book offers a useful primer.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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
  • Total Skywatcher's Manual 275+ Skills & Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets, & Beyond
    Total Skywatcher's Manual 275+ Skills & Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets, & Beyond
    ISBN: 9781681884622
    Title: Total Skywatcher's Manual 275+ Skills & Tricks for Exploring Stars, Planets, & Beyond
    Author: ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE P

    For stargazers, comet-spotters and planet-seekers looking to enhance your deep sky knowledge and observations - this is your quintessential guide. The Total Skywatcher's Manual will help you choose the best telescope, identify constellations and objects in the night sky, search for extraterrestrial phenomena, plan star parties, capture beautiful space imagery and much more. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover--this manual is the perfect gift

    With fully illustrated star charts, gorgeous astrophotography and step-by-step project instruction, this family friendly book is the only guide you'll ever need to navigate the nightsky. Learn about the phases of the moon, how to conduct your own deep-sky observations, how the universe is expanding, our search for life on other planets, meteors vs. meteorites, sunspots and solar flares, best eclipse-viewing techniques--everything you need to know to appreciate the wonder of our universe.

    Based in San Francisco, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific has a 125-year history of providing resources, tools, and information to astronomy enthusiasts, including amateur astronomers, families, and science educators (K-16). Join the ASP on this journey through the nightsky and beyond.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00

    $29.00
  • Universe LP: A Travel Guide 1ed
    Universe LP: A Travel Guide 1ed
    ISBN: 9781788686365
    Title: Universe LP: A Travel Guide 1ed
    Author: 1ST EDITION

    The world's first and only guide to the UniverseThe follow-up to our best-selling The World has been developed with NASA and is the world's first and only guide to the Universe. We explore in detail the planets within our solar system and inform readers of their distance from Earth, temperature and atmosphere, before featuring recently discovered stars, galaxies and planets millions of light years away.* Written in the style of The World, packed with essential information and vital statistics* Fascinating and engaging, with content provided by NASA, the world?s foremost space authority* A must-own book for anyone interested in outer space and space travel

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00