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  • Extraterrestrial

    The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

    by Avi Loeb

    'An astronomical Sherlock Holmes' WASHINGTON POST'Visionary' STEPHEN GREENBLATT'Compelling . . . The book is not so much a claim for one object as an argument for a more open-minded approach to science - a combination of humility and wonder' NEW STATESMAN/font>Harvard's top astronomer takes us inside the mind-blowing story of the first interstellar visitor to our solar sys... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Space Race: The Battle to Rule the Heavens (text only edition)

    by Deborah Cadbury

    From the author of ‘Seven Wonders of the Industrial World’, the ebook edition of the TV tie-in charting the shocking but true story behind the space race – and the ruthless, brilliant scientists who fuelled it.With the end of the Cold War it is now possible to reveal its generation of secrets and cover-ups, bringing an historical opportunity: the unmasking of the true heroes and villains behind ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • A Brief History Of Time

    From Big Bang To Black Holes

    by Stephen Hawking

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries?These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist - generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers.It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Astronaut Wives Club

    by Lily Koppel

    As American astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from shy military spouses to American royalty: having tea with Jackie Kennedy, attending high society galas, and being featured on the cover of Life magazine. They quickly grew into fashion icons, donning sherbet-swirled Pucci ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Endurance

    A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

    by Scott Kelly

    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 ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Into the Black

    The electrifying true story of how the first flight of the Space Shuttle nearly ended in disaster

    by Rowland White

    On 12th April 1981 a revolutionary new spacecraft blasted off from Florida on her maiden flight. NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia was the most advanced flying machine ever built – the high watermark of post-war aviation development. A direct descendant of the record-breaking X-planes the likes of which Chuck Yeager had tested in the skies over the Mojave Desert, Columbia was a winged rocket plane, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight

    by Jay Barbree

    Everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been from the outside looking in; Jay Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story.Working from his years of notes, and with the Armstrong family, Jay Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous astronaut and one of our greatest modern heroes. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Right Stuff

    by Tom Wolfe and 1 more

    A wonderful novel and perfect book club choice, The Right Stuff is a wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's early space programme.WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY'What is it,' asks Tom Wolfe, 'that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance? Stupidity? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Planets

    by Dava Sobel

    After the huge national and international success of ‘Longitude’ and ‘Gallileo’s Daughter’, Dava Sobel tells the human story of the nine planets of our solar system.This groundbreaking work traces the ‘lives’ of each member of our solar family, from myth and history, astrology and science fiction, to the latest data from the modern era's robotic space probes.Whether revealing what hides behind ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Wonders of the Solar System

    by Professor Brian Cox and 1 more

    Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet.In Wonders of the Solar System – the book of the acclaimed BBC TV series – Professor Brian Cox will take us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit.The Wonders of the Solar System – from the giant ice fountains of Enceladus to the liquid methane seas of Titan and from storms twice the ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Eerie Silence

    Are We Alone in the Universe?

    by Paul Davies

    On April 8, 1960, a young American astronomer, Frank Drake, turned a radio telescope toward the star Tau Ceti and listened for several hours to see if he could detect any artificial radio signals. With this modest start began a worldwide project of potentially momentous significance. Known as SETI - Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence - it is an amalgam of science, technology, adventure, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Future of Humanity

    Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond

    by Michio Kaku

    A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARHuman civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity: whether our hand is forced by climate change and resource depletion or whether future catastrophes compel us to abandon Earth, one day we will make our homes among the stars.World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, accessible ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Carrying the Fire

    An Astronaut's Journeys

    by Michael Collins

    In July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon.Fifty years later, it is still one of the greatest achievements in human history.In this remarkable memoir, a defining classic, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humour of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The End of Everything

    (Astrophysically Speaking)

    by Katie Mack

    From one of the most dynamic rising stars in astrophysics, an eye-opening look at five ways the universe could end, and the mind-blowing lessons each scenario reveals about the most important ideas in cosmologyWe know the universe had a beginning. But what happens at the end of the story?With lively wit and wry humour, astrophysicist Katie Mack takes us on a mind-bending tour through each of the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Wonders of the Solar System Text Only

    by Professor Brian Cox and 1 more

    The Sunday Times BestsellerIn Wonders of the Solar System – the book of the acclaimed BBC TV series – Professor Brian Cox will take us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit.The Wonders of the Solar System – from the giant ice fountains of Enceladus to the liquid methane seas of Titan and from storms twice the size of the Earth ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Peregrine: 50th Anniversary Edition: Afterword by Robert Macfarlane

    by J. A. Baker and 3 more

    Reissue of J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing, with an exclusive new afterword by Robert Macfarlane.J. A. Baker’s extraordinary classic of British nature writing was first published in 1967. Greeted with acclaim, it went on to win the Duff Cooper Prize, the pre-eminent literary prize of the time. Luminaries such as Ted Hughes, Barry Lopez and Andrew Motion have cited it ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Edge of Physics

    Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology

    by Anil Ananthaswamy

    A scientific and globetrotting exploration of the physics experiments changing the ways we understand our universe.Why is the universe expanding? What is the nature of dark matter? Do other universes exist? In this timely and original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy embarks on a global journey to some of the world’s most inhospitable and dramatic research sites to witness first-hand the ... Read more

    $10.00 AUD

  • Breaking the Chains of Gravity

    The Story of Spaceflight before NASA

    by Amy Shira Teitel

    NASA's history is a familiar story, one that typically peaks with Neil Armstrong taking his small step on the Moon in 1969. But America's space agency wasn't created in a vacuum. It was assembled from pre-existing parts, drawing together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer.In the 1930s, rockets were all the rage in Germany, the focus both of scientists hoping to fly into space ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

    The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

    by Lisa Randall

    The most thrilling, genre-busting, unlikely science book you’ll ever read, from the world-renowned, multi-award-winning, superstar physicist Lisa Randal.66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed. The impact annihilated the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. But what if this catastrophe was the sign ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Limitless: The Autobiography

    The bestselling story of Britain’s inspirational astronaut

    by Tim Peake

    From the #1 bestselling author of Hello, is this Planet Earth? and Ask an AstronautAs heard on BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs__________________'What surprised me was how entirely serene I felt. I was weightless, no forces exerting themselves on my body. To my left was the Space Station. Below me, gradually going into shadow, was the Earth. And over my right shoulder was the universe.'</... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • At Day's Close

    A History of Nighttime

    by A. Roger Ekirch

    A fascinating and colourful social history of the nighttime in the pre-Industrial era.AT DAY'S CLOSE charts a fresh realm of Western culture, nocturnal life from the late medieval period to the Industrial revolution.The book focuses on the cadences of daily life, investigating nighttime in its own right and resurrecting a rich and complex universe in which persons passed nearly half of their lives ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Digital SLR Astrophotography

    by Michael A. Covington

    In the last few years, digital SLR cameras have taken the astrophotography world by storm. It is now easier to photograph the stars than ever before! They are compact and portable, flexible to adapt with different lenses and for telescope use, and above all DSLR cameras are easy and enjoyable to use. In this concise guide, experienced astrophotography expert Michael Covington outlines the simple, ... Read more

    $38.38 AUD

  • Sex on the Moon

    by Ben Mezrich

    Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA programme had an idea - a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impenetrable laboratory at NASA's headquarters - past security checkpoints, and electronically locked door with cipher security codes and camera ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Rocket Men

    the daring odyssey of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who made man’s first journey to the moon

    by Robert Kurson

    Fifty years ago, Christmas 1968, Man first orbited the Moon. This book tells the inside story of that epic journey.In early 1968, the Apollo programme was on shaky footing. President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race.By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its ... Read more

    $23.86 AUD