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The first operational orbiting laboratory successfully occupied and revisited by astronauts was America's Skylab space station. This Manual describes the origin and evolution of Skylab and the several separate elements designed for long duration flight. Illustrated with more than 300 images, diagrams, cutaways and charts, this Workshop Manual provides the full story of how Skylab was built, developed and operated - the final major operational use of Apollo hardware. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785210655• Author: David Baker• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 204• Dimensions: 28 x 21.5 x 2cm

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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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Located near the U.S. Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface, to detect an elementary particle known as the neutrino. In 2010, it detected the first extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos and thus gave birth to a new field of astronomy. IceCube is also the largest particle physics detector ever built. The Telescope in the Ice is, ultimately, a book about people and the thrill of the chase: the struggle to understand the neutrino and the pioneers and inventors of neutrino astronomy. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781137280084• Format: Hardback• Author: Mark Bowen• Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin• Pages: 424• Dimensions: 24.4 x 16.2 x 3.4cm

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Explore this short but rather extraordinary little book full of the mind-blowing fundamentals of our ever-expending universe! Join Dr Becky Smethurst as she composes ten captivating essays, explaining some of the mysteries of our galaxies, dark matter and what existed before the Big Bang! If you have big question marks regarding space, this book is sure to provide you with the answers you have been looking for. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781841883823• Author: Dr Becky Smethurst• Publisher: Seven Dials• Format: Hardback• Pages: 120• Dimensions: 20.5 x 14 x 2cm

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