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

Sky Gazing: A Kid's Guide to the Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars, Eclipses and Constellations (Hardcover): Meg Thacher Sky Gazing: A Kid's Guide to the Moon, Sun, Planets, Stars, Eclipses and Constellations (Hardcover)
Meg Thacher
R459 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R71 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The sun, moon, stars, and planets have been a source of wonder and fascination for as long as humans have inhabited the earth. In Sky Gazing, a highly visual guide to observing the sky with the naked eye, kids aged 9-14 will delve into the science behind what they see, whether they live in a dark rural setting or under the bright lights of the city. Exploring astronomical objects and phenomena, this captivating book takes young readers on a tour of our solar system and deep space beyond, with explanations of how objects like Earth's moon were formed and the "why" behind phenomena such as eclipses, northern lights, and meteor showers. Curious sky gazers will discover how to find and observe planets - no binoculars or telescopes required! - and star charts will guide them in spotting constellations throughout the seasons and in both hemispheres while they learn about constellation myths from cultures around the world. Activities including tracking the cycles of the sun and moon, what to observe during the day, and what to do on a cloudy night keep kids' eyes on the skies, while astronomer profiles and sidebars on space technology and current issues such as light pollution help ground their discoveries in the ancient and enduring science of studying the sky.

Glow in the Dark: Voyage through Space (Hardcover): Cornelia Li Glow in the Dark: Voyage through Space (Hardcover)
Cornelia Li; Katy Flint
R352 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R81 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Join one courageous astronaut and her space dog as they voyage through our solar system and see space as you've never seen it before! Journey from the Sun, to the planets, asteroids and Kuiper belt, before folding out your glow-in-the-dark poster of the planets in order. Let's explore! Begin at the very center of our solar system, the Sun, then visit Mercury, Venus, Earth and its moon, Mars, the asteroid belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and finally the Kuiper belt and the dwarf planet Pluto. Each stop on the journey is brought to life with a captivating description and a stunning two-page illustration. Fact boxes call out even more interesting details about space and our exploration of it. When your amazing journey is complete, fold out the poster and simply turn off the light to see an incredible glow-in-the-dark image. (For best results, recharge under a light for 5 minutes.) Three, two, one - blast off into the science of space!

Space Maze Book (Paperback, New Edition): Robson Space Maze Book (Paperback, New Edition)
Robson 1
R200 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R42 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Whizz through space as you try and tackle the twisty, complicated mazes is space-themed activity book. Lots of amazing mazes set in space, each one completely different from the one before. Many of the mazes contain extra puzzles to solve and challenges to complete en route, and the mazes get gradually more and more difficult throughout the book, pushing children to develop their problem-solving and visual recognition skills. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

On the Moon (Board book, New Edition): Anna Milbourne On the Moon (Board book, New Edition)
Anna Milbourne; Illustrated by Benji Davies 1
R130 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R26 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Zoom to the Moon and be back by bedtime with this exciting little board book, combining illustrations by Benji Davies and real photographs of the Moon. Young children can discover what it would be like to fly into outer space, walk on the Moon and look back at Earth. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing in 1969.

The Daredevil's Guide to Outer Space (Paperback): Lonely Planet Kids The Daredevil's Guide to Outer Space (Paperback)
Lonely Planet Kids 1
R241 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R35 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Blast off! Having survived some of the scariest destinations on Earth in The Daredevil's Guide to Dangerous Places, Eddie and Junko are off on another epic adventure - this time to outer space. Join our intergalactic explorers as they travel across our Solar System and beyond. Find out what it's like to live on the Moon, visit the International Space Station and fly through Saturn's rings, before you head deeper into space to escape black holes and watch stars explode. You'll encounter many dangers on your journey, but your custom high-tech suit and gadget-packed spaceship will protect you - even against extreme temperatures and asteroids! With real-life photos, out-there illustrations, incredible facts and mind-blowing space stats, The Daredevil's Guide to Outer Space is an awe-inspiring introduction to the Universe. After blast-off you can: Dock at the International Space Station and space walk Land on the Moon and explore its surface Visit the Sun and other planets in our Solar System Meet a Mars rover and Voyager 1 - the furthest human-made object from Earth Explore Mars' giant mountain and Jupiter's moons Get the lowdown on(more...)

What's Inside?: Spacecraft (Paperback): David West What's Inside?: Spacecraft (Paperback)
David West
R206 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R16 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn all about spacecraft, from the first space capsules to space planes and space shuttles. Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible. What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.

Astronaut: Life as a Scientist and Engineer in Space 2016 (Paperback): Ruth Owen Astronaut: Life as a Scientist and Engineer in Space 2016 (Paperback)
Ruth Owen
R210 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R36 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Space (Hardcover): Jen Green Space (Hardcover)
Jen Green; Illustrated by Mark Ruffle; Galia Bernstein 1
R360 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R80 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Embark on a tour of the planets in the solar system, look at how we have studied and explored space, and discover what lies in the outer reaches of the universe with this unique, interactive guide. This stunning visual feast of a book uncovers the secrets of the universe through bright, engaging artwork, flaps and interactive elements. Perfect for anyone interested in discovering more about the universe beyond Planet Earth!

The Emperor's New Clones (Paperback, 2 Ed): Jonathan Emmett The Emperor's New Clones (Paperback, 2 Ed)
Jonathan Emmett
R131 R106 Discovery Miles 1 060 Save R25 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A brilliantly funny first chapter book featuring a winning combination of space, sci-fi and sport! Perfect for children learning to read. Nine-year-old Robbie Remus has just become Emperor of the Galaxy. But all he really wants to do is play blasterball! He finds all of his official duties very boring indeed. If only there was someone else to do them for him. But then Robbie meets Professor Parton. The Professor has just invented a cloning machine, which gives Rodney an excellent idea ... The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. Varied sentences Detailed illustrations to enjoy Chapters Interesting characters and themes A rich range of vocabulary More complex storylines to stretch confident readers All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading Book band: Lime.

Paper World: Space (Hardcover): Gail Armstrong Paper World: Space (Hardcover)
Gail Armstrong; Contributions by Colin Stuart; Ruth Symons
R475 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R73 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Paper World: Space uses ingenious paper cuts to reveal the wonders of space, from our Solar System to distant galaxies to the Big Bang. With detailed art by paper-cut artist Gail Armstrong, a fact-packed text, and flaps and die-cuts on every spread, this unique novelty book will appeal to all the family.

The Story of Space (Hardcover): Catherine Barr, Steve Williams The Story of Space (Hardcover)
Catherine Barr, Steve Williams; Illustrated by Amy Husband 1
R353 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R81 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautiful follow-up to The Story of Life brings to life the story of our universe for younger children. Using bitesize text and beautifully bright illustrations this is the perfect book for little ones everywhere who are keen to learn more about the mysterious, dark and sparkling space. Space suits at the ready? Then let's jet set off an incredible journey as we whiz past planets near and far and learn all we can about the story of space. Overflowing with a kaleidoscope of fascinating facts and intergalactic illustrations, this is the perfect introduction to space for the youngest of readers. Before the Big Bang there was NOTHING AT ALL. No galaxies, no space, no light and no sound. Then suddenly, 13.8 billion years ago, IT ALL BEGAN... Travel back in time to the Big Bang, see galaxies and stars form, watch the birth of our planet and how life begins, join the first man on the moon, and wonder what mysteries are still waiting to be discovered. Children will love this brilliant first book about space, sure to provide entertainment for the whole family.

Ellen Ochoa - Astronaut (Hardcover): Connor Stratton Ellen Ochoa - Astronaut (Hardcover)
Connor Stratton
R575 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R116 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This fascinating book introduces readers to the life and work of Ellen Ochoa, an astronaut who became the first Hispanic director of the Johnson Space Center. Historic images, "Did You Know?" sidebars, and a "Topic Spotlight" special feature provide added interest and context.

DKfindout! Space Travel (Paperback): Dk DKfindout! Space Travel (Paperback)
Dk 1
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Learn all about the Sun, our Solar System, the International Space Station, how to be an astronaut, the Space Race, and whole new worlds discovered by space-exploration probes in this exciting children's space travel book.

Packed with inspiring stories and facts about exploring space, astronauts, and the first Moon landing. DKfindout! Space Travel is ideal for school projects and for children who love to learn about adventures in space. From the first astronaut in space to the Apollo Moon landings, this book is packed with exciting facts about the astronauts who explored space, including Yuri Gagarin's first journey into space and Neil Armstrong's Moon landing.

This beautifully illustrated children's book is crammed with amazing facts that will delight young readers and is written by experts and checked by an educational consultant. Part of the award-winning DKfindout! series, this exciting book includes amazing photography and illustrations that help children understand the wonders of space travel.

Space Encyclopedia - A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond (Hardcover): David A. Aguilar, National Geographic Kids Space Encyclopedia - A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond (Hardcover)
David A. Aguilar, National Geographic Kids
R560 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R132 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presenting the latest exciting findings on space exploration and research and cutting-edge, spectacular views of the universe that technology is bringing back to Earth, all in one ultimate reference book. Authored by David A. Aguilar of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, the National Geographic Space Encyclopaedia is ideal for the family bookshelf, providing both accessible information for school reports and compelling reading on the mysteries beyond our world.

Hidden Figures - The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race (Hardcover): Margot Shetterly Hidden Figures - The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race (Hardcover)
Margot Shetterly
R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on the New York Times bestselling book and the Academy Award–nominated movie, author Margot Lee Shetterly and illustrator Laura Freeman bring the incredibly inspiring true story of four black women who helped NASA launch men into space to picture book readers!

Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math…really good.

They participated in some of NASA's greatest successes, like providing the calculations for America's first journeys into space. And they did so during a time when being black and a woman limited what they could do. But they worked hard. They persisted. And they used their genius minds to change the world.

In this beautifully illustrated picture book edition, we explore the story of four female African American mathematicians at NASA, known as "colored computers," and how they overcame gender and racial barriers to succeed in a highly challenging STEM-based career.

Searching for Extraterrestrials (Paperback): David Hawksett Searching for Extraterrestrials (Paperback)
David Hawksett
R233 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R36 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Take a journey through space and search for extraterrestrials! Find out which planets are more likely to have alien life forms on them and about what could happen if there was indeed life out there!

The Inner Planets (Paperback): David Hawksett The Inner Planets (Paperback)
David Hawksett
R233 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R36 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Take a journey around the solar system's inner planets and find out about the space race that is going on between countries to have the first humans to reach them. Learn all about Mars, Venus and the other planets and discover the incredible technology behind how we know about them.

Searching for Life on Other Planets (Hardcover): Tom Jackson Searching for Life on Other Planets (Hardcover)
Tom Jackson
R368 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R62 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The idea that alien life exists has gripped writers, artists, thinker, and scientists throughout history. This book explores many of the critical parts of astrobiology from theories about exoplanets and the formation of solar systems to places like the Lowell Observatory and Roswell and people like H. G. Wells and Carl Sagan. Astrobiology, or the search for aliens, has never been so accessible as in this text. With full-colour artwork and accessible main text and fact boxes, readers enjoy indulging in alien theories while also learning about science and history.

The Ultimate Book of Space (Hardcover): Anne-Sophie Baumann The Ultimate Book of Space (Hardcover)
Anne-Sophie Baumann; Illustrated by Olivier Latyck 1
R471 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R92 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With all the features that made The Ultimate Construction Site Book a bestseller, this oversized volume offers a fact- filled and action-packed look at the amazing universe of outer space. Bursting with 40 flaps, pop-ups, pull tabs, and movable parts, The Ultimate Book of Space provides a richly illustrated, hands-on exploration of space travel, the Earth's place in our galaxy, the solar system, and so much more! Sure to encourage curious young readers to venture deeper into space, this is a must-have book for any budding scientist's library.

First Encyclopedia of Space (Hardcover, New edition): Dowsell First Encyclopedia of Space (Hardcover, New edition)
Dowsell
R286 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R58 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Story of Space: Satellites (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): Steve Parker The Story of Space: Satellites (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Steve Parker
R347 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R31 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More than 3,000 satellites have been placed in orbit around Earth since the very first, Sputnik 1, made history in 1957. Satellites perform a huge variety of functions. From the huge Hubble Space Telescope to weather and communications satellites, these objects make a difference to our lives here on Earth every day. How do they get there, how do they stay up there and what job does each of them do? Find out in this in-depth look at all kinds of satellites. Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.

Legends of the Stars - Myths of the night sky (Paperback): Stella Caldwell Legends of the Stars - Myths of the night sky (Paperback)
Stella Caldwell 1
R241 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R71 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For thousands of years, every culture on Earth has gazed up at the heavens in wonder and found pictures hiding amongst the stars. Legends of the Stars will take readers on a thrilling journey of discovery, bringing the rich tapestry of myths and legends that fills the night sky dramatically to life. Eye-catching illustrations are paired with awe-inspiring photographic recreations of scenes from both classic and lesser-known myths. Learn about the Greek tale of the boastful queen Cassiopeia who was placed in the sky as a punishment for her vanity; of the three hunters in Native American myth who pursued a great bear into the heavens; and of the Japanese legend of the Tanabata.

TV Brings the Moon Landing to Earth (Paperback): Rebecca Rissman TV Brings the Moon Landing to Earth (Paperback)
Rebecca Rissman
R263 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

20 July 1969. The entire world seemed to hold its breath, as astronaut Neil Armstrong slowly climbed down the ladder of Apollo 11 to be the first man to stand on the Moon. The landing was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience. This fascinating book captures all the drama of that incredible moment for mankind, as well as what happened in the run up to it and what happened aftewards.

How to be a Space Explorer - Your Out-of-this-World Adventure (Hardcover): Lonely Planet Kids How to be a Space Explorer - Your Out-of-this-World Adventure (Hardcover)
Lonely Planet Kids 1
R370 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R54 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Everything young explorers needs to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the all-important question of how to pee in a spacesuit! Unique illustrations take kids to the heart of the action and amazing photos show what the universe is really like. Incredible stories of real-life space exploration for kids aged 8 and up, by author and astrobiologist Professor Mark Brake. More than 300 amazing photographs The perfect present for every aspirant astronaut! About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's(more...)

Cool Astronomy - 50 fantastic facts for kids of all ages (Hardcover): Malcolm Croft Cool Astronomy - 50 fantastic facts for kids of all ages (Hardcover)
Malcolm Croft 1
R270 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R59 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover how telescopes are made, learn about invisible light, and study the scale of the universe--in a way you'll never forgetInside this mega-jam-packed book are 50 fact-tastic ways to advance and improve your astronomy skills so you'll never feel alone in the universe again Learn amazing space-related tricks such as how to watch a solar eclipse safely and mapping stars from your own back garden, right down to expertly simplifying the supermassive numbers and distances involved in the space between space so you'll never forget them. You'll discover everything you need to know about the universe, from Asteroids to Zubenelgenubi, and almost everything in between.

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