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Delve into this fantastic Understanding the Stars Box Set to see the sky like you never have before! Including a planisphere and calendar, enjoy the night sky with the all-encompassing guide to astronomy! Includes: Book 2021 Desk Calendar Planisphere Product Information: • ISBN: 9781916396852 • Author: Avec Trade • Publisher: Avec Trade • Format: Paperback • Pages: 48 • Dimensions: 18 x 14 x 3cm

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Discover the latest in star gazing with the new and definitive guide to the night sky! Whether you're a seasoned astronomer or just starting out, Philip's Stargazing 2021 is the only book you'll need. Compiled by experts and specially designed for use in Britain and Ireland, Stargazing 2021 acts as a handily illustrated and comprehensive companion. Including, 12 Brand-New Maps for year-round astronomical discovery, Daily Moon Phase Calendar, highlighting special lunar events throughout the year, a Planet Watch for ideal viewing days in 2021 and much more! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781849075411 • Author: Heather Couper • Publisher: Philip's • Format: Paperback • Pages: 96 • Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.8 x 1cm 

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There is much about our world that seems to make perfect sense, and important scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world and huge leaps in technology over the last century have also revealed a universe far stranger than we could ever have imagined. With brilliant clarity and wit, bestselling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind fifty remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence. Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that, out there in the cosmos, there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789292718 • Author: Marcus Chown • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.5 x 2.4cm

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Astronomer and ordained ex-zen monk offers a modern approach to stargazing that reflects growing interest in popular and accessible science through mindfulness. Through a mix of both scientific fact and meditative insight, discover how the mysteries of the twinkly skies can connect us all more deeply to our inner selves. Noticing the bright constellations in the night skies above can foster a sense of curiosity, awe, and deep interconnection like nothing else on Earth. For each of the constellations, discover philosophy and lifestyle advice learned from the origin of the constellation, myths and cultural connections of the constellation and much more! Product Information: ISBN: 9780857629821 Author: Robin Kerod  Publisher: Wellfleet Format: Hardback Pages: 128 Dimensions: 23.8 x 15.8 x 1.9cm

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Award-winning, bestselling German science author Stefan Klein transforms a simple object or everyday event - such as rose blossom, or a day of stormy weather! Learn to understand the most complex ideas and theories in 21st-century physics. Through lyrical storytelling, Klein renders the complexities and intricacies of physics accessible to a reader with no previous knowledge of the subject. In doing so, he demonstrates that scientific progress is as much, if not more, about the unanswered questions, the dark corners, as it is about what we have discovered; our knowledge constitutes merely 'an island in an ocean of ignorance'. On the Edge of Infinity is a thought-provoking and unique exploration of the most intriguing scientific theories and ideas, designed to be accessible to anyone who has ever been curious about the scientific wonders of our universe. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788400602• Author: Stefan Klein• Publisher: Octopus Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 240• Dimensions: 19.7 x 12 x 2cm

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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? This book examines these questions. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes. Product information: ISBN: 9780857501004 Author: Stephen (University of Cambridge) Hawking Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Format: Paperback Pages: 272

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On 14 September 2015, after 50 years of searching, gravitational waves were detected for the first time and astronomy changed for ever. At the two 4-kilometre long LIGO observatories in the US, scientists developed incredibly sensitive detectors, capable of spotting a movement 100 times smaller than the nucleus of an atom. What they saw were ripples produced by two black holes spiralling into each other, setting spacetime quivering. This was the first time black holes had ever been directly detected and it promises far more for the future of astronomy. In this book, Brian Clegg presents a compelling story of human technical endeavour and a new, powerful path to understand the workings of the universe. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785783203 • Author: Brian Clegg • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 19.56 x 12.95 x 1.78 cm

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Discover everything you need to know about Astronomy! This accessible, fascinating account of discoveries from the times of Palaeolithic star-gazers to current space missions shows how we have come to know so much about the universe. At the same time, unfolding knowledge has opened new horizons to explore. Our understanding of the boundless cosmos has only just begun. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781784286613• Author: Anne Rooney• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 208• Dimensions: 23 x 16.5 x 1.5cm

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When the Apollo astronauts walked on the Moon in 1969, many people imagined Mars would be next. However NASA’s Viking 1, which landed in 1976, was just a robot. The much-anticipated crewed mission failed to materialise, defeated by a combination of technological and political challenges. Four decades after Viking and almost half a century after Apollo technology has improved beyond recognition – as has politics. As private ventures like SpaceX seize centre stage from NASA, Mars has undergone a seismic shift – it’s become the prime destination for future human expansion and colonisation. But what’s it really like on Mars, and why should anyone want to go there? How do you get there and what are the risks? Astrophysicist and science writer Andrew May answers these questions and more, as he traces the history of our fascination with the Red Planet. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785782251 • Author: Andrew May • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 19.56 x 12.7 x 1.78 cm

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A fascinating and comprehensive guide to the sun - our home star - which remains the greatest mystery in the solar system, and why understanding it is pivotal to our future existence here on Earth. In 1869, a great mystery was born. As astronomers observed a total solar eclipse, for the first time they saw the faint glow of the solar corona, the sun's outer atmosphere. Measurements of a previously unknown wavelength that made up this solar light sparked hot debate among scientists, but it was another sixty years before they discovered that this wavelength was in fact iron being burned at a staggering 3 million degrees Celsius. With the sun's surface only 6,000 degrees, this shouldn't be possible. What we now knew about the sun appeared to defy the laws of physics - and nature. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789290431 • Author: Colin Stuart • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Hardback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.3 x 2.7cm

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