ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Astrophysicist and science communicator Harvey-Smith takes readers on a tour of the universe in search of life beyond our planet. First she deals with life here, how it began and its various forms, then moves on to the search for life in our solar system, and other worlds. Making contact and imagining what aliens might look like round out the book. It is written in an exuberant style, but that does not negate the science, which is presented with enthusiasm and a deep-rooted desire to excite young readers about the wonders of space and the possibilities that exist. Coloured comic style illustrations throughout, for ages 8-12. Lindy
Lisa Harvey-Smith is an award-winning astronomer and Professor at the University of New South Wales. In 2018 she was appointed as the Australian Government's Ambassador for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She is the author of When Galaxies Collide and best-selling children's book Under the Stars, both published by Melbourne University Press.