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Embark on an awe-inspiring and informative journey through our Solar System and beyond in this illuminating astronomy book! Discover how big the Universe is, why our view of the sky is constantly changing, what came before the Big Bang, and so much more. 3, 2, 1, blast off! An out-of-this-world reference book about space that introduces you to the weird and wonderful world of astronomy and space exploration. From the structure of the Milky Way to the Earth's nearest celestial body, the Moon, How Space Works takes you on an unforgettable tour through the stars and galaxies, and to the furthest reaches of space! Answering all your burning questions about space, from ancient white dwarf stars to the Mars Rover, this visual guide explains the basics of astronomy through bold graphics and step-by-step artworks. It's the ultimate book for armchair astronomers and space-technology enthusiasts looking for reliable and up-to-date facts and explanations. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241446324 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 224   • Dimensions: 23.9 x 20.2 x 2.2 cm

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From volcanoes, oceans, politicians or petrol, we are closer than we have ever been before to understanding where everything has came from... Discover the Big Bang like you never have before or the meteorites and dark energy... ...The dinosaurs or civilisation itself! With an introduction from Professor Stephen Hawking. 'The best kind of science writing... It doesn't just answer your questions, it compels you to ask more' - Wired. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781473696266 • Author: Stephen Hawking & Graham Lawton • Publisher: New Scientist • Format: Paperback • Pages: 312 • Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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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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This compelling story of exploration charts and celebrates humankind in space, from Sputnik's launch in 1957 through the Apollo Moon landings and the International Space Station to future missions to Mars and beyond. Spaceflight chronicles how, in the six decades that followed Sputnik, the world was revolutionized by space travel and exploration. The opening up of Earth's orbit to satellites led to a revolution in communications, monitoring of the environment, and materials science. For the human imagination, the impact has been even greater - the voyages of robotic space probes have transformed our view of the Solar System, while Earth-orbiting satellites and missions to the Moon have forever changed our view of ourselves. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241346792 Author: Giles Sparrow  Publisher: DK Format: Hardback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 28.8 x 24.3 x 2.6cm

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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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