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Books > Children's & Educational > Technology & applied sciences > Space science & technology > General

Children's Encyclopedia of Space (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow Children's Encyclopedia of Space (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow
R305 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R45 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Seeing Stars - A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations (Hardcover): Sara Gillingham Seeing Stars - A Complete Guide to the 88 Constellations (Hardcover)
Sara Gillingham 1
R527 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R100 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the constellations

This artful and accessible introduction to constellations equips readers with the information they need to locate, name, and explain all 88 internationally recognized constellations. Each cluster of stars is featured alongside the "story" (mythological or historical) behind its naming, tips on how to find it, what times of year it is visible, and key stars and asterisms within its grouping. Complete with star maps and a glossary, this keepsake volume of visual reference and beauty is perfect for inquisitive young stargazers. Colors are brighter than they appear - printed in pure Pantones. Book jacket features foil stamping and laser-cut pinholes.

Jumbo Stickers for Little Hands: Outer Space (Paperback): Jomike Tejido Jumbo Stickers for Little Hands: Outer Space (Paperback)
Jomike Tejido
R150 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R23 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The colorful and joyful illustrations in Jumbo Stickers for Little Hands: Outer Space are sure to inspire imaginative play and storytelling in young children.

With 75 large (2 inches or larger) vinyl reusable stickers and 24 pages of roads, construction sites, and more, there are no rules or set places for stickers to go. Jumbo stickers are perfect for learning fine motor skills, and even the youngest children who haven't yet achieved full manual dexterity can have loads of fun.

Solar System (Hardcover): Alexander Gordon Smith Solar System (Hardcover)
Alexander Gordon Smith
R276 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R46 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New updated edition 2019. The planets and countless other objects revolving around our Sun make up the Solar System. As scientists discover more about these heavenly bodies, including our own planet, Earth, they are also finding further mysteries and extraordinary space puzzles. Our Solar System is but one of billions in the vastness of our galaxy, the Milky Way, and the Universe itself contains countless more ever-changing galaxies. This newly updated book covers all of these subjects, from the tiniest dwarf planet to vast nebulae, and from space probes searching out new life to the International Space Station, making it a fascinating home reference guide to our Solar System and beyond. 300 amazing photographs and detailed illustrations take you on a whirlwind tour of the cosmos, while an additional reference section contains fact charts, star maps and a glossary of terms.

Straight Forward with Science: The Earth in Space (Paperback): Peter Riley Straight Forward with Science: The Earth in Space (Paperback)
Peter Riley
R240 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Straight Forward with Science offers a straightforward, but fun, approach to key science learning. Each book explores basic scientific principles and shows them in action, while simple activities and experiments bring the science to life.

The Earth in Space looks at Earth and how it spins around in space, giving us night and day. It also explores the Sun, Moon and stars and explains how the solar system works. Space exploration is also looked at.

Mars - Explore the mysteries of the Red Planet (Hardcover): Dk Mars - Explore the mysteries of the Red Planet (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Has there ever been life on Mars? Will we be living there soon? HOW?! Discover the past, present, and future of the mysterious red planet in this beautiful non-fiction book for kids. The launch of Mars rovers by NASA, Europe, and China in 2020 will be the biggest science news of the year, and will reveal more about Mars than ever before. Get ahead with this amazing new book, which explores the evidence for past life on Mars, what's happening there now, and what it might look like to one day live on the red planet. Be amazed by the tallest mountain in the Solar System, discover how houses on Mars could look, and find out if YOU'VE got what it takes to join the teams travelling to Mars in the coming years. Children will adore this essential guide to the red planet. Incredible images and fun illustrations will ignite their imagination and give them a fascinating insight into what the future might hold...

Little World: To the Moon (Board book): Allison Black Little World: To the Moon (Board book)
Allison Black 1
R170 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R25 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Introducing the interactive Little World series from Ladybird that makes our big world little.

Little World is designed for curious toddlers, allowing them to explore familiar landscapes and faraway places, from cities and jungles to outer space and the depths of the ocean.

The gentle narrative is perfect for reading aloud and guiding children on their adventure, following in the footsteps of the first lunar astronauts. A novelty slide, push or pull on every spread also helps children to engage and explore.

Allison Black's bright artwork and charming characters encourage interaction and play, with lots to spot, see and enjoy on every spread.

This series has been created in collaboration with subject experts, to produce an accurate representation of the world around us and provide a perfectly designed Little World.

Look out for the other titles in the Little World series:

In the City, Jungle Journey and Under the Sea

... with many more to come!

The International Space Station (Paperback): Clive Gifford The International Space Station (Paperback)
Clive Gifford; Illustrated by Dan Schlitzkus
R240 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

What is the space station and how did it get into space? How do astronauts get there and what do they do once they're there? How do astronauts eat, sleep, or even breathe, in space? This book answers all of these questions and more. Find out what it takes to become an astronaut and about the essential science experiments that are being carried out there.

What effect does living in space have on the human body, from making you taller to losing your muscles because of zero gravity. If everything floats, then how can you go to the toilet and where does your wee and poo go? There's no bath or shower on the space station, so astronauts clean themselves with towels made damp by adding a little soapy water from a sealed pouch or by using special wet wipes each sealed in foil and containing disinfectant.

Uncover all of these fascinating facts in this beautifully illustrated and fun book for children.

Written to inspire a new generation of astronauts, Clive's detailed and fact-filled text will make you think you've visited the space station yourself. Fully illustrated by self-confessed space geek illustrator, Dan Schlitzkus, the illustrations are technically accurate and provide true representations of the mechanics, modules and equipment on board the ISS.

Space - Pocket Manual (Paperback): Catherine Barr Space - Pocket Manual (Paperback)
Catherine Barr 1
R138 R117 Discovery Miles 1 170 Save R21 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There are way more than billions of galaxies in space and just trying to imagine the far corners of the universe is an incomprehensible feat for the human brain! This handy pocket-sized book manages to squeeze in a huge amount of intergalactic information, with details of rockets, planets, black holes, space stations, shooting stars and famous astronauts. With amazing photographs and lots of facts and figures, this is a perfect starter guide to the wonders of space.

Look Up! (Paperback): Nathan Bryon Look Up! (Paperback)
Nathan Bryon; Illustrated by Dapo Adeola 1
R186 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R20 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

3 ... 2 ... 1 ... LIFT OFF. Let science-mad chatterbox Rocket launch into your hearts in this inspiring picture book from two incredible debut talents.

Rocket's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived!

But...

First, she needs to convince her big brother Jamal to stop looking down at his phone and start LOOKING UP at the stars.

Bursting with energy and passion about space and the natural world, this heart-warming picture book will reignite your desire to turn off those screens and switch on to the outside world.

Pocket Eyewitness: Space - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback): Dk Pocket Eyewitness: Space - Facts at Your Fingertips (Paperback)
Dk 1
R132 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R22 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Become a space traveller and explore our Solar System and the Universe beyond in a cool mini encyclopedia that's packed with pictures.

With space facts at your fingertips, Pocket Eyewitness Space makes learning about space fun. With more than 170 profiles on planets, stars, meteorites, and moons, you'll soon become an expert on all things space. Look closer at amazing planetary features, such as Jupiter's Red Spot and Mars' Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in our Solar System. Find out, too, about the scale of the Universe, how telescopes work, see the life cycle of a star, the probes exploring other worlds, and life on the International Space Station orbiting our planet.

All this and more can be discovered in Pocket Eyewitness Space, a pocket-sized guide that's out of this world!

Planets (Paperback): Dk Planets (Paperback)
Dk 1
R221 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R23 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Take a tour of Earth and its neighbourhood with this spectacular planetary guide. Know more about the eight planets in the Solar System, from the small, rocky ones to the gas giants. Surf along the icy rings of Saturn and count the many moons of Jupiter. Explore the Asteroid Belt that lies between Mars and Jupiter and is filled with small pieces of rock that were left over when planets were forming. Then venture further out and find out why Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet, discover where comets come from, and much more. Filled with stunning computer generated images and the most up-to-date images from NASA and ESA taken by probes, Eyewitness Planets takes you as close as you can get to the objects in our Solar System. Included is a giant fold-out wall chart full of facts, perfect for bedrooms or classrooms.

The Dwarf Planets (Paperback): Steve Kortenkamp The Dwarf Planets (Paperback)
Steve Kortenkamp
R171 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R10 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

They re round and orbit the Sun. But they re not planets. What makes a dwarf planet different? Get up-close to the five dwarf planets that call our solar system home."

The Ultimate Guide Space (Hardcover): Sue Becklake The Ultimate Guide Space (Hardcover)
Sue Becklake
R492 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R80 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Drawing in Space (Paperback): Harriet Russell Drawing in Space (Paperback)
Harriet Russell
R322 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R70 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Did you know that the universe is expanding even as you read this? That stargazing is really looking back in time millions of years, and that sound cannot travel in space, so you can be as noisy as you like? With witty pen-and-ink illustrations, mazes, puzzles and games, this activity book engages readers of all ages on every page with fun facts about the amazing realm beyond Earth's atmosphere. Readers learn to calculate their age in Jupiter years, draw their own solar systems and navigate out of a black-hole maze, while discovering more about planets, stars, comets, asteroids and other celestial objects.

A Child's Introduction To The Night Sky (Revised and Updated) - The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and... A Child's Introduction To The Night Sky (Revised and Updated) - The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them in the Sky (Hardcover)
Meredith Hamilton, Michael Driscoll
R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky is the perfect introduction to the always fascinating world of astronomy. Children ages eight and up will find out what astronomers have learned (and are still discovering), what astronauts and scientists explore, and what they can find by gazing up into the sky at night. Author Michael Driscoll explains how stars are born, the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, how to navigate the night sky, and more. Whimsical color illustrations throughout and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. Also included are a nifty star finder tool and fun glow-in-the-dark stickers.

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky (Hardcover): Stuart Atkinson A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky (Hardcover)
Stuart Atkinson; Illustrated by Brendan Kearney
R409 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There's a whole universe staring back at you. In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way. This beautiful, fun book will introduce you to the beauty of the night sky and show you the stars like you've never seen them before.

Scratch and Learn Space - With 7 interactive spreads (Novelty book): Victoria Fernandez Scratch and Learn Space - With 7 interactive spreads (Novelty book)
Victoria Fernandez; Lucy Brownridge
R310 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R75 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

See space as never before, in this unique scratch and discover format. Every spread explores a different space theme. From building space rockets, to exploring our solar system, collecting moon rocks and whizzing through the asteroids - this is an appealing, interactive first introduction to space that kids will love.

The Silly Solar System (Hardcover): Kevin Charles Price The Silly Solar System (Hardcover)
Kevin Charles Price; Illustrated by Robin Carter
R306 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R71 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Our Solar System's a wonderful place, A collection of planets rotating through Space, With the Sun at its heart, its own glowing star; It's so far away we can't reach it by car. If we want to visit, then here's what we'll need, A spaceship which moves at incredible speed. Imagine we've built one of just the right kind, Blast off from the centre and what will we find?" Join the famous astronomer, Patrick McFuddy and his son, Jacob, on their poetic journey through our Solar System. With artwork supplied by Robin Carter (Horrible Histories, Horrible Science) and a wealth of useful information packed inside, The Silly Solar System is an ideal way to introduce children from 6 - 12 years to our nearest neighbours in Space.

Let's Explore The Solar System - Includes a Slot-Together 3-D Model! (Board book): Rhys Jefferys Let's Explore The Solar System - Includes a Slot-Together 3-D Model! (Board book)
Rhys Jefferys; Rhys Jefferys
R262 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R37 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Grab your space suit and get ready for a journey through the stars! This book contains everything you need to build your own model of the solar system. Simply press out the pieces and slot them together-no glue or cutting is required. As you press out the model pieces, you will reveal fantastic facts about the planets circling our Sun. This book supports the key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) curriculum and is great for home learning. Perfect for kids aged 6+.

Space for Smart Kids - A Little Scientist's Guide to Astronauts, Gravity, Rockets, and the Atmosphere (Board book): Carlos... Space for Smart Kids - A Little Scientist's Guide to Astronauts, Gravity, Rockets, and the Atmosphere (Board book)
Carlos Pazos
R232 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R29 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Discover the mysteries of science with Future Geniuses! Come along with Valentina, the astronaut, on this incredible journey to Mars and become a space genius! Up past the exosphere, thermosphere, and mesosphere, we will find outer space and learn the answers to some big questions. What is the ozone layer? What is gravity? What type of objects are sent into space? Which countries have successfully traveled into space before us? What are the parts of rockets called, and what does each part do? And, most importantly, how do we communicate with Earth while we're up there? And how do we get home when we're done? Future Geniuses is a collection that will help families spend a lot of time reading and learning together. Through simple text and fun illustrations, author and scientist Carlos Pazos makes the subjects of space and spaze travel approachable and easy to understand for even the smallest scientists.

What The Dinosaurs Saw - Life on Earth Before Humans (Hardcover): Fatti Burke What The Dinosaurs Saw - Life on Earth Before Humans (Hardcover)
Fatti Burke; Illustrated by Fatti Burke 1
R388 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R52 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Watch our world come to life amid bubbling volcanoes and electrical storms in this vibrantly illustrated account of life on Earth before humans. It's time to discover What the Dinosaurs Saw.

Our whole universe began as a tiny dot, smaller than this full stop. Smaller than anything you've ever seen in your life. This dot was filled with so much hot, dense energy that it burst and created the biggest event of all time - THE BIG BANG! From life's earliest beginnings 3.5 billion years ago in a violent atmosphere to the mighty dinosaurs who roamed Earth 250 million years ago, find out how life adapted, evolved and survived exploding stars, flying meteoroids and natural disasters.

Find out about awesome prehistoric creatures. See how the Earth transformed into the separate continents and seas we recognise today. And what about those dinosaurs? Discover what we know about their bodies, diet, habitats and learn their family tree.

With amazing facts and awe-inspiring illustrations by the award-winning Fatti Burke, What the Dinosaurs Saw will fascinate children and families with the story of our universe and life of Earth.

First Space Encyclopedia - A First Reference Book for Children (Paperback, 2 Ed): Dk First Space Encyclopedia - A First Reference Book for Children (Paperback, 2 Ed)
Dk 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Zoom off into the galaxy and investigate all the planets, from Earth to Mars with First Space Encyclopedia. Packed full of stunning photography, quizzes and amazing facts, children will become space experts in no time. Covering everything from observatories and rockets, to the solar system and the death of stars, children will discover all about space and space travel. The First Space Encyclopedia is the perfect first reference book for children.

The Awesome Book of Space (Paperback): Adam Frost The Awesome Book of Space (Paperback)
Adam Frost 1
R188 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R30 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Do you know how long it would take you to drive to the sun? Or whether you'd like to go on a space vacation? Be truly amazed by these awesome facts about our planet, our solar system, and our universe!

Find out:

How long it would take you to drive to Pluto?

What the weather is like on Neptune?

How many tonnes of litter humans have left on the moon?

And did you know that next time you look up to the sky and see a shooting start it could actually be a pair of pants? On the ISS undies are ejected into space burning up in the Earth's atmosphere!

Find out hilarious, intriguing and ridiculous facts with this awesome book! Are you ready for another EPIC book from the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2016 (Best Book with Facts)? Ready, set, BLAST OFF!

Pop-Up Moon (Hardcover): Anne Jankeliowitch Pop-Up Moon (Hardcover)
Anne Jankeliowitch; Pop-up design by Olivier Charbonnel; Illustrated by Annabelle Buxton
R599 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R158 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Open this book and discover the dazzling magic of the moon! Find out where it came from, why it seems to change shape, how its power affects the earth, and what causes an eclipse. Shoot into space with the Saturn V rocket and travel back in time to join the first men on the moon...

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