October 2019 Non-Fiction Lead Titles

Cosmic Chronicles: A user's guide to the universe Fred Watson


Paperback | Oct 2019 | NewSouth | 9781742236421 | 256pp | 234x153mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$32.99, NZD$39.99

Are we alone in the universe? Where did the moon come from? How do we know what stars are made of? Could there really be a future in asteroid mining?

In Cosmic Chronicles, Fred Watson – Australia’s Astronomer-at-Large and bestselling author – explores the hottest topics in space science and astronomy. 

Watson presents the most up-to-date knowledge on everything from light echoing around the cosmos, the mechanics of black holes and how to navigate the hidden delights of nightfall, to the most profound questions facing humankind. With mind-bending stories from the frontiers of science, Cosmic Chronicles is an expert’s view of what we know and how we know it.