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Top 10 Space Books for Adults

If you want your reading to be out of this world, then you need some super space books in your life. We have guides to the solar system, books on scientific theories and even a space atlas in our range, so, if youu're interested in physics and want to know more about the cosmos, our stellar books are here to help. Check out our top 10 space books for adults for some astronomically good reads!

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1. Wonders of the Universe

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Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen

Discover the wonders of the universe with TV's favourite physics expert, Professor Brian Cox. Using evidence and examples from the natural world, Brian manages to simplify the complexities of the universe in this great book for physics fans. Learn all about the history of the universe and the billions of stars and galaxies in this fascinating read.

2. Nature Guide: Stars and Planets

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This handy book all about the stars and planets visible in the night sky is perfect for any stargazer. With a guide on how to start stargazing and images of 88 constellations and various planets to spot, this book is great for anyone with even the most basic understanding of the night sky.

3. Stargazing For Beginners: 2nd Edition

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If you're interested in the wonders of the night sky then you'll find all the information and advice you need to take up this brilliant hobby in Stargazing for Beginners by DK. There are charts and a year-by-year calendar to help you decide the best time for you to be out with your telescope. You can also learn about our Solar System and the many constellations that you can see either with the naked eye or with a telescope with this fascinating guide.  

4. Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

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Phaidon Editors

This book is a collection of images covering the history of our perceptions of the universe. Starting with ancient cave drawings and moving on through paintings and sculptures from the last few centuries and then to modern film and animation, you'll find 300 fascinating pictures of stars, planets and more. This book really is an amazing exploration of science history.

5. The Sun

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Leon Golub and Jay M. Pasachoff

Leon Golub and Jay M. Pasachoff's book focuses on the one thing we all revolve around - the sun. They take a fascinating look into what the sun is and the role it plays in our solar system. With stunning images, eye-opening facts and a guide for safely observing the sun, you will find a new-found appreciation for this mighty star.


6. Moon Manual

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David M. Harland

Now you've found the perfect book for understanding the importance of the sun, can we recommend the ideal book for getting to grips with the role of the moon? Recent expeditions have brought us new information about previous moon landings and more about what we can find on the surface. Written as a manual, you'll become an expert in all things lunar in no time with this great space book.


7. Star to Star 

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Gareth Moore, B.SC, M.Phil, Ph

Bring the beauty of the night sky into your home with this dot-to-dot book like no other. Each puzzle will lead you to revealing a beautiful constellation from the night sky, from the 12 signs of the Zodiac to other commonly spotted constellations. Each design also comes with facts about the history of discovery and the ancient mythology attached to the constellation depicted. It's the perfect way to spend an evening if the weather's not right for stargazing!

8. Moongazing

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Royal Observatory Greenwich

This "beginner's guide to exploring the Moon" is from the Royal Observatory Greenwich and will teach you everything you've ever wanted to know about the Moon. From the history of lunar exploration to the equipment you need to view the Moon in all its splendour. You'll also get a glossary of key terms and detailed Moon maps to help you dive right into this exciting hobby. 

9. A Brief History of Time

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking takes you through some of the biggest questions in physics in this international bestseller. After considering the theories of key scientific thinkers, including Albert Einstein, he details his own theories and ideas on the universe and all we still don't know about it, from black holes to the beginning of time itself. This book is an absolute must-read for every space specialist and physics fan.

10. Space Exploration 

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Carolyn Collins Petersen

Discover the eye-opening history of space travel. In this brilliant read for space enthusiasts, you can learn about the pioneers of space exploration and how far we've come over the years through the advancements that happened during the World Wars and into the Space Age and beyond. This book isn't all about the past though as Carolyn Collins Petersen also considers where our technological advancements may take us in the future. 

Take one giant leap into these brilliant space books today.