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Spaceflight - The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow Spaceflight - The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiosity (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow; Foreword by Buzz Aldrin 1
R846 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R413 (49%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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. This book is a celebration of human ingenuity and imagination. From the work of pioneers like Wernher von Braun, Yuri Gagarin, and Neil Armstrong to the triumphs and tragedies that followed, it reveals the people, science, and technology that have propelled us into the Space Age.

Discovery Pack: Space: Cath Senker, Giles Sparrow Discovery Pack: Space
Cath Senker, Giles Sparrow
R340 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R82 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Smithsonian: Spaceflight, 2nd Edition - The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow Smithsonian: Spaceflight, 2nd Edition - The Complete Story from Sputnik to Curiousity (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow; Foreword by Buzz Aldrin
R843 R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Save R175 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Big Book of Science (Paperback): Giles Sparrow The Big Book of Science (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow
R208 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R41 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From brain cells and the Big Bang to energy and elements, this beautiful encyclopedia brings together cutting-edge knowledge, awe-inspiring ideas, and eye-opening images. Key concepts are explained with clarity but accuracy by an expert author; and brought to life by carefully chosen images, which showcase extraordinary photography. This title should find a place on the bookshelves of all children aged 8 and up.

What Shape Is Space? - A primer for the 21st century (Paperback): Giles Sparrow What Shape Is Space? - A primer for the 21st century (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow
R304 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R62 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What Shape is Space? is a question with surprisingly far-reaching implications for our understanding of the very nature of reality and our place within it. The concepts involved may be sophisticated, but Giles Sparrow's effortless prose style easily renders them understandable, allowing readers to get to grips with the overarching debates at the cutting edge of cosmology today. Infographics, diagrams and astronomical visualizations illustrate and clarify the various astonishing implications of a universe of infinite space.

Children'S Encyclopedia of Science (Paperback): Giles Sparrow Children'S Encyclopedia of Science (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow
R270 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R50 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration - Discovering the Secrets of the Universe (Paperback): Giles Sparrow The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration - Discovering the Secrets of the Universe (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow
R664 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R148 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Cosmos is a vast and fascinating subject. From the creation of the Solar System to the Moon landings, from the chances of life on other planets to how stars shine, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration investigates the Cosmos and humankind's efforts to understand it. Every spread is filled with artworks and photographs, data tables and explanations of the workings of the stars and planets, moons, astronauts, rockets and satellites. Did you know that: The Sun is our nearest star but it takes eight minutes for its light to reach us - we see the Sun as it was eight minutes ago. Alexei Leonov, the first astronaut to walk in Space, carried a suicide pill in case he was abandoned. Astronomers use gravity to measure the weight of stars - the pull of one star on another tells us how much mass must be doing the pulling. The book covers a wide range of topics, from the effects of the Moon on the Earth's tides to exploring the most distant stars, from the Great Bear to a white dwarf to the first dog in space, from the creation of the Cosmos to the politics of the Space Race to the journeys of the latest probes. Accessibly written for the general reader and including more than 2000 colour photographs and artworks, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration will inspire and educate anyone interested in finding out more about the Universe.

Children's Encyclopedia of Space (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow Children's Encyclopedia of Space (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow
R270 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R50 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Traveller's Guide To The Solar System - Band 16/Sapphire (Paperback): Giles Sparrow The Traveller's Guide To The Solar System - Band 16/Sapphire (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow; Contributions by Collins Big Cat
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bored of spending all your holidays on Mars? Now you can travel further off the beaten astral plane with this fact-packed guide. * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. * A travel guide to all the planets in the solar system on pages 54 and 55 makes it easy for children to recap what the key facts they've learnt. * Text type: A non-chronological report. * Curriculum links: Science; Geography; Citizenship. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Marine Life - From Tropical Fish to Mighty Sharks (Paperback): Giles Sparrow Marine Life - From Tropical Fish to Mighty Sharks (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow
R250 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R49 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Shores, seas and oceans are home to thousands of animals: from the mightiest sharks to jewel-like reef fish and armoured crabs. This book provides a guide to marine creatures, using an entry by entry approach. Each entry includes a table of information on scientific name, order and family, features, habitat, distribution, diet and breeding. By including fascinating examples from all of the world's major marine families, Marine Life offers a truly comprehensive overview of marine dwellers from every sea and ocean and gives a sense of the incredible diversity of marine life. The entries are grouped by order, then within each order by family (and, where necessary, within each family by subfamilies); each family section contains examples of the key species, which are illustrated with beautifully detailed, full-colour artworks. For easy reference, each entry includes a table of information on scientific name, order and family, features, habitat, distribution, diet and breeding.

Stars and Planets - Understanding the Universe (Paperback): Giles Sparrow Stars and Planets - Understanding the Universe (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow
R249 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R49 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Following the `Big Bang', it took the universe billions of years to evolve into the unique system of stars and planets that we know of today. Scientists have studied the planets of our solar system for centuries, and are beginning to understand the billions of stars and other bodies that make up the Universe. Stars and Planets is an ideal reference book for anyone interested in astronomy, featuring 300 of the most well known stars, planets, moons, constellations and other cosmological phenomena, such as black holes and quasars. Each entry includes an image - either a photograph or an artist's impression or diagram - and a key information table including specifications such as the mass, radius, surface temperature, distance from sun, gravity and major elements of each object. Presented in a handy, pocket-size format, full of facts and engaging text, Stars and Planets is a valuable reference source as well as a fascinating read, revealing the spectacular world of the Cosmos.

50 Astronomy Ideas You Really Need to Know (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow 50 Astronomy Ideas You Really Need to Know (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow 1
R338 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R109 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From our own solar system to the edges of the universe, 50 Astronomy Ideas You Really Need to Know is your introduction to the most important concepts, discoveries and mysteries in astronomy. How did the universe begin? Where did the Moon come from? What happens in the heart of a black hole? Why are gravitational waves so significant? And is there life elsewhere in the cosmos? In fifty fascinating essays covering the central ideas of astronomy and cosmology, accompanied by diagrams, definitions of essential terms and timelines of key discoveries, this book examines the nature and variety of our universe - the life cycle of stars, the formation of planets, the structure of galaxies and the puzzles of dark matter and the multiverse. Expansive and illuminating, 50 Astronomy Ideas You Really Need to Know is the complete guide to the birth, life and possible death of the cosmos.

Children's Encyclopedia of Science (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Giles Sparrow Children's Encyclopedia of Science (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Giles Sparrow
R336 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R50 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Solar System in Minutes (Paperback): Giles Sparrow Solar System in Minutes (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow 1
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This concise, illuminating guide takes us on a comprehensive tour of the solar system, from the Sun at its very heart - via the planets and their moons - to the icy objects at its periphery, some 150 billion kilometres away. The Solar System in Minutes explains the history and features of all the major celestial bodies, including the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, the planets' main moons, the asteroids, comets, dwarf planets and the Kuiper belt; as well as the birth, evolution and science of the solar system and the story - and future - of its exploration. With 200 of the very latest space photographs and explanatory diagrams, here is the easiest way to understand our cosmic neighbourhood.

Physics in Minutes (Paperback): Giles Sparrow Physics in Minutes (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow 1
R298 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R98 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Physics in Minutes covers everything you need to know about physics, condensed into 200 key topics. Each idea is explained in clear, accessible language, building from the basics, such as mechanics, waves and particles, to more complex topics, including neutrinos, string theory and dark matter. Based on scientific research proving that the brain best absorbs information visually, illustrations accompany the text to aid quick comprehension and easy recollection. This convenient and compact reference book is ideal for anyone interested in how our world works. Chapters include: Newton's Laws of Motion, Schrodinger's cat, Magnetism, Superconductivity, Fission and fusion, Higgs Boson, Entropy, Dark matter.

Astronomy in Minutes (Paperback): Giles Sparrow Astronomy in Minutes (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow
R259 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R45 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Physics in Minutes (Paperback): Giles Sparrow Physics in Minutes (Paperback)
Giles Sparrow
R258 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R45 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Physics in Minutes" covers everything you need to know about physics, condensed into 200 key topics. Each idea is explained in clear, accessible language, building from the basics, such as mechanics, waves, and particles, to more complex topics, including neutrinos, string theory, and dark matter.
Following the latest scientific research proving that the brain best absorbs information visually, each description is accompanied by illustrations to aid quick comprehension and easy recollection. This convenient and compact reference book is ideal for anyone interested in how our world works.
Chapters include: Newton's Laws of Motion, Schrodinger's cat, Magnetism, Superconductivity, Fission and fusion, Higgs Boson, Entropy, Dark matter.

Starfinder - The Complete Beginner's Guide to Exploring the Night Sky (Hardcover): Carole Stott, Giles Sparrow Starfinder - The Complete Beginner's Guide to Exploring the Night Sky (Hardcover)
Carole Stott, Giles Sparrow
R529 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R99 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Now with removable planisphere

"Starfinder" lays out the universe clearly, highlighting the signposts in the sky and explaining the cosmology of the stars. Discover the wonders of the night sky with up-to-date information about the universe, including monthly charts to both the northern and southern hemisphere, and a section on observing the Moon, planets, and other bodies of the solar system.

Mars (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow Mars (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow
R640 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R60 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Space Exploration (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow Space Exploration (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Special order

Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a 'travel guide' format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.

The Sun and Stars (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow The Sun and Stars (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Special order

Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a 'travel guide' format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.

The Planets - A Journey Through the Solar System (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow The Planets - A Journey Through the Solar System (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow 2
R641 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R126 (20%) Special order

In the last 40 years the planets have been revealed in their full glory, unmasked by a fleet of satellites and interplanetary probes. And the closer we look, the more astonishing they are: Mars' deserts were once home to rivers and oceans; on Jupiter wind speeds reach 10,000 kph (6,000 mph) and storms rage for centuries; Saturn is surrounded by a swarm of 34 moons; and diamonds are believed to rain from Neptune's blue skies. Moving out from the Sun, every planet and moon is visited in a journey that takes us a full light year into space, out to the fringes of the solar system where the Sun is no longer the brightest star in the sky. With 200 spectacular images, The Planets follows the tracks of robotic rovers over Mars, plunges through Titan's atmosphere on the back of the Hugyens probe, smashes into a comet with Deep Impact, and voyages to the edge of our solar system to discover the frozen planets that lurk beyond the orbit of Pluto.

Earth and the Inner Planets (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow Earth and the Inner Planets (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Special order

Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a 'travel guide' format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.

Fortune and Glory - Tales of History's Greatest Archaeological Adventures (Paperback): Douglas Palmer, Nicholas James,... Fortune and Glory - Tales of History's Greatest Archaeological Adventures (Paperback)
Douglas Palmer, Nicholas James, Giles Sparrow 2
R323 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R53 (16%) Special order

"Fortune & Glory" follows the exploits of the intrepid and sometimes piratical adventurers who put life, limb and reputation at risk in the discovery of some of the world's best-known historical monuments.From 4004BC to the 21st century, "Fortune & Glory" chronicles all of the major discoveries these awe-inspiring explorers have made, through vivid first-hand accounts, maps, images and captivating commentary.Learn about the evidence of our ancestors and the birth of man, explorations and adventures in the classical world and empires in Egypt and Africa. Follow Howard Carter into the tomb of Tutankhamun, Hiram Bingham into the lost city of Machu Picchu, and discover how Heinrich Schliemann turned myth into history when he found the legendary city of Troy.From early mavericks and amateurs to the science of modern archaeology, "Fortune & Glory" will make you marvel at the courage, vision, resourcefulness, innovation and perseverence of the real-life Indiana Joneses.

The Outer Planets (Hardcover): Giles Sparrow The Outer Planets (Hardcover)
Giles Sparrow
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Special order

Space Travel Guides offer a unique look at our Solar System and beyond for older children. Adopting a 'travel guide' format, this original series takes the reader on a fascinating fact-packed voyage, offering insights and points of interest along they way. Stunning full-colour photographs and quirky cartoons ensure that no detail is omitted as the trip progresses - from planetary features to star magnitudes and from space toilets to driving on the Moon.

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