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Aliens and Other Worlds

True Tales from Our Solar System and Beyond

Lisa Harvey-Smith Tracie Grimwood

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28 September 2021
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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

Did life on Earth arrive on a meteorite from outer space? Are there living beings on planets beyond our solar system? If they are out there, what might these aliens look like? Would they be smart, curious, scared? Would they even want to meet us?

Revealing the wonders of scientific inquiry, astrophysicist and best-selling author Lisa Harvey-Smith guides Earthlings young and old through our search for alien life. On the way, she considers where our best chances are to find any galactic neighbours; ponders whether they might already be living among us; and looks at what we might learn about aliens from life at Earth's extremes.

Asking all the important questions, answering some and explaining why others need further investigation, Aliens and Other Worlds explores the mystery of life beyond Earth. With illustrations by acclaimed artist Tracie Grimwood, this awe-inspiring journey will thrill anyone with eyes fixed on distant horizons.
By:   Lisa Harvey-Smith
Illustrated by:   Tracie Grimwood
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781760761165
ISBN 10:   1760761168
Pages:   120
Publication Date:   28 September 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  General/trade ,  English as a second language ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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