The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Space

The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Space

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People once believed the Earth was the center of the Universe. Today, we know that our rocky world is just one of nine planets revolving around the Sun. In fact, the Sun itself is nothing but a medium-sized star situated in a remote corner of a galaxy containing billions of other stars. And our galaxy -- the Milky Way -- is just one among billions of other galaxies that make up an expanding Universe. It is against this immense backdrop that "The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Space" tells its story. It explores a changing, sometimes violent, Universe in which stars are born and die, galaxies collide, and black holes devour vast clouds of gas and stars. Closer to home an incredible tour of the Solar System reveals amazing sights from the scorched, crater-riddled landscape of Mercury to the frozen methane seas of Pluto. "The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Space" recounts the dramatic story of the first Apollo Moon landing and describes the telescopes, satellites, and probes that have increased our understanding of space immeasurably. This is a book for anyone who has ever looked up in wonder at the night sky andimagined what lies beyond planet Earth.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 95 pages
  • 232.2 x 298.2 x 15mm | 880.84g
  • Kingfisher
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0753451360
  • 9780753451366
  • 1,518,289

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Children's LiteratureThis volume is easy to read and invites many hours of investigation, which will both educate and provide entertainment. School Library JournalThis wide-angle view of what we have learned so far in our observations of the universe makes a meaty update or replacement for older books, including James Muirden's Stars and Planets (Kingfisher, 1993) and the "Secrets of Space" series (21st Century).show more

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