Solar System

Solar System

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KFYK - Kingfisher Young Knowledge is a science-based, highly visual, inspirational learning experience. Lively, engaging text explains the basics of a favourite subject, zooming in on intriguing aspects illustrated with stunning full-colour photographs. Project spreads, featuring activities to do at home or when out and about, encourage hands-on involvement and understanding. KFYK Solar System introduces readers to the ever-popular topic of space, and the amazing worlds that make up our Solar System. Learn about the enormous Sun at its centre, about the rock planets and huge gas giants that orbit it, and the other objects, such as moons, comets and asteroids, that inhabit its reaches. From lifeless craters on the Moon to the storms of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, readers will be fascinated to learn about the variety of places throughout our Solar System and to see the photos beamed back from distant space probes. Fun projects, such as making ice-cream comets, a bedroom planetarium, and observing the Moon in the night sky, allow children to investigate the subject for themselves.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 202 x 263mm | 429g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour photos
  • 0753409224
  • 9780753409220

About Mike Goldsmith

Dr Mike Goldsmith studied the philosophy of time and space at Keele University, where he also obtained his PhD in astrophysics. He has investigated stars, sound and speech, and now works at the UK's National Physical Laboratory. An author of over 20 non-fiction books for children, he was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize for Science, Junior Section, 2002. Mike lives in Teddington, Middlesex.
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Table of contents

1 Half title; 2 Imprint page; 3 Title; 4 Contents; 6 Solar System; 8 Round and round (orbiting); 10 Fiery Star (the Sun); 12 Fast Mercury; 14 Bubbling Venus; 16 Our planet Earth; 18 Earth's Moon; 20 Moon visit; 22 Rusty Mars; 24 Living with Martians (Life on Mars); 26 Giant Jupiter; 28 Ringed Saturn; 30 Cold Uranus; 32 Stormy Neptune; 34 Distant Pluto; 36 Failed planet (Asteroids); 38 Space travellers (Comets); 40 Space rubble (Meteors); 42 Way out there (Exploring the Solar System); 44 Project: Starry sky/Moon watching; 46 Project: Crazy comets; 48 Index
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