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What is it like to live and work in space? How many mysteries does the universe hold and what are scientists hoping to discover by researching it? Could space science unlock the answer to one of mankind’s greatest questions – are we alone in the universe? Discover life and science on the edge in this fascinating examination of the most extreme environment ever explored by man.

The Research on the Edge series examines how scientists live and work in some of Earth’s most extreme habitats. It looks at how they carry out their research and how the discoveries they make are changing our lives. The series also explores the many adventures, challenges and dangers of daily life for scientists researching ‘on the edge’.

An exciting read for children aged 9+, for geography and science projects, or simply as a great leisure read.