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Popular astronomy & space books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Popular astronomy & space category. Presented with a red border are the Popular astronomy & space books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Roving Mars Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet by Steve Squyres Roving Mars Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet


Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2018

Collins Stargazing Beginners Guide to Astronomy by Greenwich Royal Observatory, Radmila Topalovic, Tom Kerss Collins Stargazing Beginners Guide to Astronomy
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A brilliant introductory guide to the night sky, from the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/04/2018

A Journey Through The Universe A traveler's guide from the centre of the sun to the edge of the unknown by New Scientist A Journey Through The Universe A traveler's guide from the centre of the sun to the edge of the unknown

A Journey Through The Universe is a grand tour of the most amazing celestial objects and how they fit together to build the cosmos.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

Astronomy through the Ages The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe by Robert Wilson Astronomy through the Ages The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe

When astronomers today look up at the night sky they picture a spectacular and infinite universe--full of pulsars, quasars, and black holes and ruled by arcane laws of space and time. Once, ancient astronomers looked up and saw only points...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018

Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System by Ian Ridpath Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System

With color sky charts, diagrams, or photographs on almost every page, this title offers informative guidance to the night sky. It includes: charts covering all 88 constellations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres; data and notes on bright stars and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2018

Astronomy of the Milky Way The Observer's Guide to the Southern Sky by Mike Inglis Astronomy of the Milky Way The Observer's Guide to the Southern Sky

This second edition of Mike Inglis's classic guide to observing the Milky Way in the Southern Hemisphere updates all of the science about the target objects with new findings from the astrophysics field.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/03/2018

The Universe in Bite-sized Chunks by Colin Stuart The Universe in Bite-sized Chunks

The whole cosmos in your hands, The Universe in Bite-sized Chunks is your one-stop guide to everything you ever wanted to know about space and our place in it.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2018

Big Bang: A Ladybird Expert Book Discover how the universe began by Big Bang: A Ladybird Expert Book Discover how the universe began

Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert series. The greatest discovery in the history of science is that the universe has not existed forever but was born. There was a day without a yesterday . . . The Big Bang is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2018

Coming Soon

Stories in the Stars An Atlas of Constellations by Susanna Hislop Stories in the Stars An Atlas of Constellations

***AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4*** Travel the night sky and discover the stories in the stars.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2018

Homer's Secret Odyssey by Kenneth Wood, Florence Wood Homer's Secret Odyssey
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2018

The Unknown Universe - A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern Cosmology by Stuart Clark The Unknown Universe - A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern Cosmology


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2018

Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Solar System by Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Solar System
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The indispensable guide to the night sky--now in a newly updated and expanded edition In this newly updated and expanded edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2018

Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die The Guide to Extraordinary Curiosities of Our Universe by Bob King Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die The Guide to Extraordinary Curiosities of Our Universe

The ultimate field guide and bucket list for locating and learning more about the top sights of the night sky.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2018

Life on Mars What to Know Before We Go by David Weintraub Life on Mars What to Know Before We Go

The story of the search for life on Mars-and the moral issues confronting us as we prepare to send humans there Does life exist on Mars? The question has captivated humans for centuries, but today it has taken on new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/05/2018

30-Second Astronomy The 50 most mindblowing discoveries in astronomy, each explained in half a minute by Francois Fressin, Martin Rees 30-Second Astronomy The 50 most mindblowing discoveries in astronomy, each explained in half a minute
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A beautifully illustrated, full-colour guide with all of the big questions of the world above our heads explained in half a minute.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2018

The Communist Manifesto A Graphic Novel by The Communist Manifesto A Graphic Novel

A graphic novel adaptation of Karl Marx and Frederik Engels' revolutionary pamphlet on the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/05/2018

Planisphere Latitude 50 DegreesN - for Use in the Uk and Ireland, Northern Europe and Canada by Greenwich Royal Observatory, Storm Dunlop, Wil Tirion Planisphere Latitude 50 DegreesN - for Use in the Uk and Ireland, Northern Europe and Canada
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A star finder that allows visible stars to be identified for any date and time for locations in the Northern Hemisphere. Compiled by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion and approved by the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Format: Other cartographic - Released: 07/05/2018

Saturn V America's Rocket to the Moon by Eugen Reichl Saturn V America's Rocket to the Moon

Without the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Apollo 11 moon landing would not have been possible in July 1969. Even today, nearly fifty years later, it remains by far the largest and most powerful rocket ever used. Equipped with computers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/05/2018

Endurance A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly Endurance A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

*As featured on BBC Breakfast, Radio 5Live and Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2*From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/05/2018

Stargazers' Almanac: A Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets by Bob Mizon Stargazers' Almanac: A Monthly Guide to the Stars and Planets

A beautiful illustrated monthly guide to exploring the stars and planets without a telescope.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/05/2018

Photographing the Deep Sky Images in Space and Time by Chris Baker Photographing the Deep Sky Images in Space and Time

With a concise, clear discussion of the background astronomical science, this is above all, a book to celebrate the beauty and fascination of space.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2018

Ask an Astronaut My Guide to Life in Space (Official Tim Peake Book) by Tim Peake Ask an Astronaut My Guide to Life in Space (Official Tim Peake Book)

The awe-inspiring Sunday Times Bestseller from astronaut Tim PeakeShortlisted for the British Book Award 2018'Amazing .Ask an Astronaut is Tim Peake's personal guide to life in space, based on his historic Principia mission, and the thousands of questions he has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2018

The Earth Gazers by Christopher Potter The Earth Gazers

The fascinating story of how we first came to see the earth from space.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2018

Other books in this genre

Mapping the Heavens by Peter Whitfield Mapping the Heavens

In this beautifully illustrated book, Peter Whitfield reveals some of the ways in which the structure of the universe has been conceived, explained and depicted. This new edition is updated to include a wider range of stunning maps of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/03/2018

Imaging the Messier Objects Remotely from Your Laptop by Len Adam Imaging the Messier Objects Remotely from Your Laptop

This is a guide for anyone interested in practical astronomy but intimidated by the idea of investing in a telescope. It explores the world of remote observing, which requires nothing more than a laptop and an Internet connection. The book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/03/2018

Catching Stardust Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System by Natalie Starkey Catching Stardust Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System

Icy, rocky, sometimes dusty, always mysterious - comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants, formed within a swirling cloud of gas and dust in the area of space that eventually hosted the Sun and its planets....
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018

Astroquizzical A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree by Jillian Scudder Astroquizzical A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree

How did the Earth get to be the way it is? Just like all of us, it's a product of its ancestors.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/03/2018

Catching Stardust Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System by Natalie Starkey Catching Stardust Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System

Icy, rocky, sometimes dusty, always mysterious - comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants, formed within a swirling cloud of gas and dust in the area of space that eventually hosted the Sun and its planets....
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2018

Space Shuttle Fact Archive by Robert Godwin Space Shuttle Fact Archive


Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2018

Everything You Know About Space is Wrong by Matt Brown Everything You Know About Space is Wrong

Indulge your curiosity with this humorous and fascinating book that demystifies the surprising myths about space. In the latest book from the Everything You Know is Wrong series, Matt Brown brings you a compendium of amazing facts about our planet,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2018

The Story of Collapsing Stars Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity by Pankaj S. (Senior Professor, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai) Joshi The Story of Collapsing Stars Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity
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This book journeys into one of the most fascinating intellectual adventures of recent decades - understanding and exploring the final fate of massive collapsing stars in the universe. The issue is of great interest in fundamental physics and cosmology today,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2018

Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth Using Astronomy to Solve More Mysteries in Art, History, and Literature by Donald W. Olson Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth Using Astronomy to Solve More Mysteries in Art, History, and Literature

Weather archives, vintage maps, tides, historical letters and diaries, military records and the assistance of experts in related fields help with this work.For each historical event influenced by astronomy, there is a different kind of mystery to be solved.
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2018

Project Constellation Moon, Mars and Beyond by Tim McElyea, Frank Sietzen Project Constellation Moon, Mars and Beyond
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

Goldilocks and the Water Bears The Search for Life in the Universe by Louisa Preston Goldilocks and the Water Bears The Search for Life in the Universe

'Highly recommended' Financial Times Today we know of only a single planet that hosts life: the Earth. But across a Universe of at least 100 billion possibly habitable worlds, surely our planet isn't the only one that, like the porridge...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

NASA Skylab Owners' Workshop Manual by David Baker NASA Skylab Owners' Workshop Manual

Skylab has a fascination among space professionals and enthusiasts alike and a book on the engineering and design of this space station has been argued for in blogs and chat rooms for many years. No other book has yet been...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2018

The Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo: 80th Anniversary Celebration by Gabriele S. G. Gionti The Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo: 80th Anniversary Celebration

This book presents contributions from an internal symposium organized to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Specola Vaticana, or Vatican Observatory, in the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2018

100 Things to See in the Night Sky From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing by Dean Regas 100 Things to See in the Night Sky From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing

A handy field guide for the best stargazing experience whether in your own back yard, camping, or travelling!
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017

Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft The American Explorer Program by Brian Harvey Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft The American Explorer Program

Explorer was the original American space program and Explorer 1 its first satellite, launched in 1958. It introduces the launchers (Juno, Thor, etc.), the launch centers, the ground centers and key personalities like James Van Allen who helped develop and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/12/2017

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