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  • Astronomy: Beginner’s Guide to Astronomy: Resources, Stargazing Guides, Apps and Software!

    Beginner's Guide to Astronomy, #2

    Book 2 - Beginner's Guide to Astronomy
    Welcome to Beginner's Guide to Astronomy Part 2!Ever wondered how you can better view the stars, planets and comets with the help of modern technology? This book will give beginners to astronomy the tools and tips to navigate the mystical sky to gain a deeper understanding of the fascinating galaxy.Besides a brief introduction to astronomy, you will learn about astronomy in modern times and the ... Read more

    $3.94 AUD

  • A Brief History Of Time

    From Big Bang To Black Holes

    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

    $14.99 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

  • Forces of Nature

    Sunday Times BestsellerHow did life on Earth begin? What is the nature of space and time? What are the chances that we will discover life on other worlds?Think you know our planet?Think again.Forces of Nature takes you from the mid-Atlantic ridge in Iceland, the volcanoes of Indonesia and the precipitous cliffs in Nepal, to the manatees off the coast of Florida and the northern lights of the ... 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Right Stuff

    by Tom Wolfe ...
    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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Extraterrestrial

    The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

    by Avi Loeb ...
    'VISIONARY' Stephen GreenblattHarvard's top astronomer takes us inside the mind-blowing story of the first interstellar visitor to our solar systemIn late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed a strange object soaring through our inner solar system. Astrophysicist Avi Loeb conclusively showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and leaving no trail ... Read more

    $15.99 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

    $15.99 AUD

  • Magnificent Desolation

    The Long Journey Home from the Moon

    by Buzz Aldrin ...
    _________________________THE ESSENTIAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE SECOND MAN ON THE MOON_________________________'Thrilling ... years on, the raw facts of the adventure remain beguiling and the bravery of the astronauts compelling' - SUNDAY TIMES'Exciting and moving' - DAILY EXPRESS_________________________Buzz Aldrin, one of the th... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Wonders of the Solar System

    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

    $20.99 AUD

  • The End of Everything

    (Astrophysically Speaking)

    by Katie Mack ...
    NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST, OBSERVER, NEW SCIENTIST, BBC FOCUS, INDEPENDENT AND WASHINGTON POST'A rollicking tour of the wildest physics. . . Like an animated discussion with your favourite quirky and brilliant professor' Leah Crane, New Scientist'Weird science, explained beautifully' - John ScalziWe know the universe had a beginning. But what happens at the end of ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Carrying the Fire

    An Astronaut's Journeys

    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

    $12.99 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

  • Wonders of the Solar System Text Only

    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

  • Breaking the Chains of Gravity

    The Story of Spaceflight before NASA

    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

    $13.99 AUD

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

    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

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Edge of Physics

    Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology

    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

    $9.99 AUD

  • Is the Moon Upside Down?

    A Quicke Guide to the Cosmos

    by Greg Quicke ...
    Australia's 'Space Gandalf' answers all the questions you never knew you wanted to ask about the night sky.During his younger days working as a bush mechanic and pearl diver in remote WA, Greg Quicke 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 ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • What's Eating the Universe?

    And Other Cosmic Questions

    by Paul Davies ...
    'Brilliant. You won't find a clearer, more engaging guide to what we know (or would like to know) about the universe and how it is put together' Bill BrysonCelebrated physicist and global bestselling author Paul Davies tells the story of the universe in thirty cosmological conundrumsIn the constellation of Eridanus there lurks a cosmic mystery. It's as if something has taken a huge bite out of the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • At Day's Close

    A History of Nighttime

    A fascinating and colourful social history of the nighttime.'A wonderful revelation of a vanished age of darkness' SPECTATOR'Fascinating' SUNDAY TIMES'A splendid book ... great entertainment' Sir Patrick Moore'A triumph of social history. Almost every page contains something to surprise the reader ... one of the most enjoyable literary experiences of the year' MAIL ON SUNDAYFrom blan... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD