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How to Make a Spaceship

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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight Cover Image
By Julian Guthrie, Richard Branson (Preface by), Stephen Hawking (Afterword by)
$22.40
ISBN: 9781594206726
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Penguin Press - September 20th, 2016

 

Introduces you to all the people who watched the moon landing and said "That’s what I want to do with my life," with or without NASA.

John


The Brilliant Deep

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The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452133508
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 8th, 2018

 

This is a fantastic nonfiction picture book about one of the champions of coral reef restoration. Beautiful illustrations and an inspiring true-life story.

Rebecca


Chasing New Horizons

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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250098962
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Published: Picador - May 1st, 2018

 

In July of 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft completed the first ever flyby of Pluto. For me and many others, this was the first I'd heard of New Horizons, but Alan Stern and the Pluto Underground had been working towards this since 1989, and the process was far from easy. Follow the epic journey from idea to proposal to actual mission to the furthest and final unexplored planet in our solar system. You'll learn about planetary science, space exploration, and Pluto itself.

Shana


Rising

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Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781571313676
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 12th, 2018

 

Never mind what you’ve heard about the coming effects of climate change.  As Elizabeth Rush disturbingly documents, we are already seeing widespread effects of sea level rise. With great empathy and a lyrical voice she closely examines the response of various American coastal communities to the dramatic changes they struggle to face.

Dale


Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062490421
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Published: William Morrow - April 24th, 2018

Brusatte takes us with him on his travels around the world fossil hunting with other equally dedicated and passionate paleontologists who together have been revising what we know  about the remarkable life on our planet millions of years ago.

Dale


Drawdown

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Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Cover Image
By Paul Hawken (Editor), Tom Steyer (Foreword by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143130444
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Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017

Drawdown is a refreshingly optimistic and welcome book that shows the current processes and technologies we can use in concert to not only slow but actually reduce greenhouse gases in the near future to solve the crisis of global climate change.

 

Dale


Apollo 8

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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781627798327
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 16th, 2017

Going to the moon is not a small undertaking. Imagine, it had never been done before, and the mission was planned & executed in sixteen weeks! Apollo 8 is the story of a “wild crapshoot” that will bring you back to that time or open the door to an accomplishment that included a TV broadcast from the moon on Christmas Eve 1968.  

Robert


American Eclipse

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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631490163
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 6th, 2017

August is Eclipse Month, so what better way to celebrate than by reading a fabulous book about the Great American Eclipse of 1878. It was the US government's first big foray into the science business, the zenith of the superstar status of scientist icon Thomas Edison, & the first opportunity modern astronomy would have to use equipment--& understanding--that had never been available for previous eclipses. An informative, compelling & timely read.

 

David


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