Aliens and other Worlds

True Tales from Our Solar System and Beyond


A voyage of discovery, seeking other worlds to answer one of life’s great questions: are we alone?


ISBN: 9781760761165 Category:

Lisa Harvey-Smith


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.

Additional information

Weight 416 g
Dimensions 17.1 x 23.7 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 28 September 2021
Number of pages 120
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Tracie Grimwood
Dimensions 17.1 x 23.7 cm
Weight 416 g


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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.