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Space is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to... [Read More]
Space is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. Highly illustrated, in a pictorial, 'infographics' style, with snippets of information about all aspects of space exploration and the science of the Universe.
BLAST OFF into the WONDERS OF OUTER SPACE with ONE THOUSAND INCREDIBLE FACTS! Did you know ... that one of Saturn's moons is so hollow it would float... [Read More]
BLAST OFF into the WONDERS OF OUTER SPACE with ONE THOUSAND INCREDIBLE FACTS! Did you know ... that one of Saturn's moons is so hollow it would float in water? That the largest known star is 3.69 billion times bigger than our sun? Or that Jupiter likely has diamonds floating in its clouds? Explore dazzling facts about the vast expanse of space, from glowing stars billions of light-years away to supermassive exploding supernovas to rockets thundering into the unknown. This comprehensive book takes you on a mind-blowing tour of our unbelievable universe and is full of fascinating facts on topics such as space exploration, our solar system and galaxy, and beyond. Expert astronomer Dean Regas--former host of PBS's Star Gazers and astronomer of the Cincinnati Observatory--takes you on an incredible tour of facts about each planet in our solar system, dwarf planets, our sun and other stars, exoplanets, comets, asteroids, galaxies, space travel, and so much more. Hundreds of stunning photographs bring the facts to life. A universe of fun and discovery awaits! Series Overview: Each book in the 1,000 Facts series focuses on a single topic of high interest to kids. Information is easy to read and easy to understand and is accompanied by colorful photos and illustrations. The fun-fact format and a lively design engage kids and help them forget they're learning. These are perfect reference books for kids who want to know everything there is to know about a specific subject and who love to share their knowledge with everyone around them. Check out these other fact-filled books from NatGeo Kids: 1,000 Facts About Insects; 1,000 Facts About Ancient Egypt; 1,000 Facts About Dinosaurs, Fossils, and Prehistoric Life; 1,000 Facts About the White House.
First, Pluto left. Then it came back, along with Ceres and Eris...and now Haumea and MakeMake, too! The recent actions of the International... [Read More]
First, Pluto left. Then it came back, along with Ceres and Eris...and now Haumea and MakeMake, too! The recent actions of the International Astronomical Union have put every solar system book out of date. In response, National Geographic joins forces with David Aguilar of the Harvard Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory to revise our 2008 book—and to update young readers on the high-interest topic of space. Using simple text and spectacular photorealistic computer art by the author, this book profiles all 13 planets in their newly created categories—plus the sun, the Oort Cloud, comets, and other worlds being discovered. Back-of-the-book activities offer hands-on fun for budding astronomers.
This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young... [Read More]
This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into the universe. Chapters include: • Chapter 1 focuses on the Earth, moon, and sun. • Chapter 2 introduces kids to the other planets in our solar system. • Chapter 3 explains other objects in our solar system, such as dwarf planets, comets, and asteroid belts. • Chapter 4 voyages even farther afield, touching on concepts such as the universe, the Milky Way, stars, galaxies, and black holes. • The last chapter delves into space exploration: humans on the moon, spaceships, the International Space Station, etc.
Daily life on the International Space Station shown in lively comic strip. Join an astronaut for a day as she goes on her first ever spacewalk, and... [Read More]
Daily life on the International Space Station shown in lively comic strip. Join an astronaut for a day as she goes on her first ever spacewalk, and new crew members arrive. Find out how she trained for her mission and what it's like living and working in space. How do you eat and drink at zero gravity? How do space toilets work? What are space suits designed for?
Travel the near and far reaches of the solar system in this lively, beautifully illustrated Smithsonian nonfiction book! Ready for a wondrous... [Read More]
Travel the near and far reaches of the solar system in this lively, beautifully illustrated Smithsonian nonfiction book! Ready for a wondrous celestial journey? How about a trip to our close neighbor Mars, home to the largest volcano in the solar system? Or to Europa, a watery lunar world with a really deep ocean? Or beyond the beyond to mysterious Planet 9, an unseen giant lurking in the far outer regions of space? This extraordinary book puts you right there: breaking through colorful gaseous hazes; exploring the surface of red-hot or ice-cold planets; hurtling through rings of flying, frozen ice chunks; and rocketing on out to deep space. Astronomer David Aguilar is our navigator on these seven wonderful trips through our solar system—journeys that someday may actually happen! The SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION is the world’s largest museum and research complex. Founded in 1846, it includes nineteen museum and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Its vast collections house 138 million artifacts, specimens, and works of art, which represent our nation’s rich heritage, art from across the globe, and the immense diversity of the natural and cultural world.
A Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine Best Book of 2017 A 2018 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Titles “Twenty or so years from now, we may... [Read More]
A Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine Best Book of 2017 A 2018 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Titles “Twenty or so years from now, we may point to this book as the launchpad for the careers of astrophysicists and astronauts.” —The New York Times “Young children will find the alphabet in amazing places in ABCs from Space, an abecedary composed of distant landforms, cloud formations, and sinuous waterways.” —The Wall Street Journal “This remarkable bird’s-eye…view of the planet…lets readers see Earth—and the alphabet—in a new light.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Look up! Does that cloud look like an animal? Do the stars form a circle in the sky? But have you ever wondered what our world looks like from space? Discover the alphabet in an all-new way with this clever picture book filled with unaltered images of Earth from space. In this ingenious alphabet book, scientist and writer Adam Voiland takes us on a journey of our planet from afar. And you might be very surprised at what you see. Could that river form an A? Could those clouds form a B? These awe-inspiring and unaltered images of Earth from above showcase the diversity and beauty of our amazing planet in a special and unique way. From A to Z, ABCs from Space is a rare opportunity to see Earth like you could never have imagined. And as you go through the book, play a guessing game of where and what the letters might be and then find the answers in the detailed descriptions in the back of the book along with information about the science of space.
Discover everything you've ever wanted to know about space in a stellar book for aspiring experts, featuring exclusive astronomical insights and info... [Read More]
Discover everything you've ever wanted to know about space in a stellar book for aspiring experts, featuring exclusive astronomical insights and info from National Geographic explorer and astrophysicist Munazza Alam! Ready to go on an out-of-this world adventure? Travel across the Milky Way and into new galaxies to explore every corner of space so YOU can become an absolute expert. Get up close to the sun and moon, asteroids and comets. Learn about the Oort Cloud, supernovas, black holes, and rockets and other spacecraft. Discover the incredible work of astronauts, astronomers, physicists, and other cool space scientists. On this journey across the universe, you'll make your way from our familiar home here on Earth to planets and solar systems that are many light years away. Rub elbows with the stars on this cosmic adventure complete with special features, sidebars, wacky trivia, and more.
Lonely Planet Kids' Amazing Night Sky Atlas looks upwards to the skies for a fun- and fact-packed guide to astronomy. Featuring a mix of photography... [Read More]
Lonely Planet Kids' Amazing Night Sky Atlas looks upwards to the skies for a fun- and fact-packed guide to astronomy. Featuring a mix of photography and illustration, this book covers topics that range from the science of stargazing to the practicalities of how to use a telescope and the stories that different cultures tell about the night sky.
A team of kid astronauts finds out that by working together they can solve big problems. José is an astronaut. He and his crew are traveling... [Read More]
A team of kid astronauts finds out that by working together they can solve big problems. José is an astronaut. He and his crew are traveling to the International Space Station to research how outer space affects the human body and plant growth. When space debris damages the station's solar panels, José's crew learns that they must be ready for anything while living in space.
People have been fascinated by the things they can see in space since ancient times. We know more about space now, and the subject has boomed in... [Read More]
People have been fascinated by the things they can see in space since ancient times. We know more about space now, and the subject has boomed in popularity as a result of recent television programmes. This straightforward book will tell you all a beginner needs to know about the planets, stars, moons, nebulae, galaxies asteroids and more, through easy-to-read text, full-colour photographs and step-by-step visual explanations.
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