The Illustrated Guide to the Solar System

The Illustrated Guide to the Solar System

Describes the sun, planets, moons, and asteroids that make up the solar system; the broader universe, its contents, and theories about its beginning and end; and the history of human space exploration.

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1193956163

Category: Solar system

Page: 128

View: 963

Describes the sun, planets, moons, and asteroids that make up the solar system; the broader universe, its contents, and theories about its beginning and end; and the history of human space exploration.
Categories: Solar system

Cosmos

Cosmos

Author: John R. Gribbin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1845294548

Category: Astronautics in astronomy

Page: 320

View: 373

Categories: Astronautics in astronomy

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

Richly illustrated with full-color images, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent exoplanet discoveries.

Author: Kenneth R. Lang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521198577

Category: Science

Page: 502

View: 485

Richly illustrated with full-color images, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent exoplanet discoveries. This second edition of a now classic reference is brought up to date with fascinating new discoveries from 12 recent Solar System missions. Examples include water on the Moon, volcanism on Mercury's previously unseen half, vast buried glaciers on Mars, geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus, lakes of hydrocarbons on Titan, encounter with asteroid Itokawa, and sample return from comet Wild 2. The book is further enhanced by hundreds of striking new images of the planets and moons. Written at an introductory level appropriate for undergraduate and high-school students, it provides fresh insights that appeal to anyone with an interest in planetary science. A website hosted by the author contains all the images in the book with an overview of their importance. A link to this can be found at www.cambridge.org/solarsystem.
Categories: Science

Discover Our Solar System

Discover Our Solar System

Sit back and enjoy a cosmic tour of our awe-inspiring solar system with this illuminating illustrated guide. Aimed at children aged 7+, this exciting book makes learning a complex subject fun and accessible.

Author: Colin Stuart

Publisher:

ISBN: 1787080161

Category:

Page: 48

View: 975

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How the Universe Works

How the Universe Works

With beautiful visuals in the form of info-graphics, 3D illustrations, cutaways and renderings, How the Universe Works offers a tiny glimpse of the massive stretch of the universe.

Author: Chartwell Books

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785835417

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 467

The cosmos is a complex and intricate system that astronomers have been trying to dissect for years. From Galileo and Copernicus to the Space Race and Modern Day NASA missions, humanity has craved more knowledge about the universe and how it works. Hundreds of years of scientific discovery, and there’s still so much to learn. How the Universe Works is the latest installment in a series of books that deconstructs how things work and explains in a format that is easy to understand. With beautiful and detailed visuals in the form of info-graphics, 3D illustrations, cutaways and renderings, How the Universe Works offers a tiny glimpse of the massive stretch of the universe. Each page delves more into the composition of the stars and shows the information in such a way that makes even the most complex phenomenons easy to understand. Learn how different cosmic bodies interact with one another, why, and how humanity has worked to understand space. The observable universe spans billions and billions of light years. How the Universe Works is a work intended to put the cosmos in the hands of its readers. Understanding the most complex mechanisms that rule space is quite a task, but with information for the entire family, this editorial ally is perfect for getting immersed in the intricacies of the observable universe and all its natural beauty
Categories: Science

The Definitive Illustrated Guide to the Elements

The Definitive Illustrated Guide to the Elements

Everything in the known Universe is made up of one of the 118 elements of the periodic table, and this book is your definitive illustrated guide.

Author: Jack Challoner

Publisher:

ISBN: 0233004882

Category: Chemical elements

Page: 160

View: 577

What links the Taj Mahal and our skeleton? Calcium. The Eiffel Tower and our blood? Iron. The salt on our fries and the street lamps that guide us home? Sodium. Forged in the Big Bang, the elements and their resulting compounds went on to create our Solar System, the planet we live on, the air we breathe, the water we rely on, and the proteins that would become life. Everything in the known Universe is made up of one of the 118 elements of the periodic table, and this book is your definitive illustrated guide. Every element is featured, their vital statistics given, their main compounds and uses explored, and their fascinating histories told.
Categories: Chemical elements

Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Packed with full color illustrations and real-world science, Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and ...

Author: Olivia Koski

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101993415

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 305

Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, a beautifully illustrated guide to traveling in our solar system Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can photograph its swirling storms. For a shorter trip on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season. Packed with full color illustrations and real-world science, Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Perfect for fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the “What if” of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about space, the planets in our solar system, and even some moons!
Categories: Science

Astronomy

Astronomy

This stunningly illustrated handbook is split into eight sections that cover every aspect of astronomy.

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 1465473629

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 276

This accessible yet comprehensive illustrated handbook covers every aspect of astronomy, featuring the latest discoveries and the most recently available images of the planets and solar system. Includes a definitive month-by-month guide to the night sky, with star charts for the northern and southern hemispheres, profiles of all 88 constellations, and more.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Out of this World

Out of this World

Discusses the origin of the universe, black holes, and the theory of relativity, looks at satellites, space stations, and space weapons, and surveys the exploration of space

Author:

Publisher: Arco Pub

ISBN: UVA:X000969056

Category: Astronautics.

Page: 119

View: 290

Discusses the origin of the universe, black holes, and the theory of relativity, looks at satellites, space stations, and space weapons, and surveys the exploration of space
Categories: Astronautics.

Philip s Solar System Observer

Philip s Solar System Observer

Peter Grego, a well-known writer on astronomy and an experienced observer, shares his enthusiasm and expertise in a straightforward and informative book.It describes how to observe not only the planets but also the Moon, Sun, comets, ...

Author: Peter Grego

Publisher: Philip's

ISBN: 0540088285

Category: Solar system

Page: 224

View: 655

A brand new pack for the amateur Solar System observer. It contains three essential items for exploring and enjoying our corner of the Universe: Philip's Solar Observer's Guide: This practical guide is suitable for observers with small-to-medium-sized telescopes, or binoculars. Philip's Map of the Solar System: A new large-format chart that uses mapping returned from space probes to provide a close-up view of the Solar System. Philip's Solar System Phenomena poster: A stunning, full-colour, A1-sized wall poster featuring the top 25 phenomena to observe within the Solar System.
Categories: Solar system

The Cosmos For Kids I Spy Universe

The Cosmos For Kids  I Spy Universe

This book would be excellent because a young child will not be skilled enough to gather information from a text only book.

Author: Speedy Publishing

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781680320145

Category: Science

Page: 50

View: 847

A parent who wishes to teach a child more about the universe needs to definitely help the child understand the many items that occupy our galaxy. This book would be excellent because a young child will not be skilled enough to gather information from a text only book. However, this is an illustrated guide of the cosmos that will show beautiful and artistically created pictures that will stick in the mind of a child. This also allows the child to ask questions of the parent, which can involve the child and parent in important bonding and learning that is essential.
Categories: Science

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

Introduction to DSO Observing Until the 1970s, most amateur astronomers spent most of their time observing Solar system objects—the moon, planets, and comets. Nowadays, although Solar system objects remain popular observing targets, ...

Author: Robert Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596526856

Category: Nature

Page: 519

View: 904

Offers basic information about astronomy, including its terminology, the best equipment to purchase for stargazing, and images of over one hundred objects to view in the night sky such as star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.
Categories: Nature

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space Space Exploration

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space   Space Exploration

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration will inspire and educate anyone interested in finding out more about the Universe.

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher:

ISBN: 178274164X

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 617

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration will inspire and educate anyone interested in finding out more about the Universe.
Categories: Reference

Smithsonian Guide

Smithsonian Guide

From Babylonian cosmology to todays high-tech data gathering, Planets will provide countless hours of enjoyment for anyone wanting to understand our celestial neighbors.

Author: Thomas R. Watters

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0028604040

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 265

From Babylonian cosmology to todays high-tech data gathering, Planets will provide countless hours of enjoyment for anyone wanting to understand our celestial neighbors. The easy-to-follow text is divided into six beautifully-illustrated sections, beginning with early beliefs and origins and continuing on to a full visual treatment of Mercury and Venus to Pluto and the mysterious Planet X, and even planets beyond the solar system. Special full-color features compare the planets and explore such subjects as life on other planets, meteorites, and the Shoemaker-Levy comet.
Categories: Science

The Illustrated Guide to the Universe

The Illustrated Guide to the Universe

In this quick but comprehensive primer, The Illustrated Guide to the Universe by Bill Andrews of Astronomy magazine gives a complete overview of our universe, starting with our solar system before moving outward to explore the rest of the ...

Author: Bill Andrews

Publisher:

ISBN: 1492892106

Category:

Page: 30

View: 301

*Includes pictures. Science has always been a daunting topic, but one field has never failed to fascinate people. From the moment life on Earth began, it has slept beneath the gaze of hundreds of little balls of light in the night sky, and a Moon that very noticeably changes its shape. For as long as people have been around, they could not help but notice the movements of the stars in the sky, the Moon's phases, and the coming of eclipses and comets hundreds of thousands of years before anyone determined what these bodies were. At its most basic, astronomy is the study of the objects in space, which goes at least as far back as written history, beginning with the Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations in the 4th millennium B.C. Ancient civilizations were mystified by the stars and planets that they saw every night, and they attached religious and mythological importance to them, making it all the more important to closely track their movements. The Babylonians became the first recorded civilization to create a solar calendar, measuring time by the cyclical movements of the stars, and they were also the first to notice that planets moved differently compared to the stars in the sky. Although ancient civilizations made great strides in astronomy, they could accomplish only so much without advanced instruments, physics, and more sophisticated measurements of light. Given our technological leaps and further understanding of the size of the universe and the different objects within it, astronomy is now one of the biggest sciences possible, easy to get both engrossed in and lost in at the same time. In this quick but comprehensive primer, The Illustrated Guide to the Universe by Bill Andrews of Astronomy magazine gives a complete overview of our universe, starting with our solar system before moving outward to explore the rest of the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Along with more than 20 pictures and illustrations, The Illustrated Guide to the Universe explains the workings of the universe and everything in it, from the planets and stars to quasars and black holes. Whether you are an experienced amateur or a complete novice, let The Illustrated Guide to the Universe be your guide to the stars.
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The Illustrated Guide to the Universe

The Illustrated Guide to the Universe

In this quick but comprehensive primer, The Illustrated Guide to the Universe by Bill Andrews of Astronomy magazine gives a complete overview of our universe, starting with our solar system before moving outward to explore the rest of the ...

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1985623005

Category:

Page: 54

View: 388

*Includes pictures. Science has always been a daunting topic, but one field has never failed to fascinate people. From the moment life on Earth began, it has slept beneath the gaze of hundreds of little balls of light in the night sky, and a Moon that very noticeably changes its shape. For as long as people have been around, they could not help but notice the movements of the stars in the sky, the Moon's phases, and the coming of eclipses and comets hundreds of thousands of years before anyone determined what these bodies were. At its most basic, astronomy is the study of the objects in space, which goes at least as far back as written history, beginning with the Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations in the 4th millennium B.C. Ancient civilizations were mystified by the stars and planets that they saw every night, and they attached religious and mythological importance to them, making it all the more important to closely track their movements. The Babylonians became the first recorded civilization to create a solar calendar, measuring time by the cyclical movements of the stars, and they were also the first to notice that planets moved differently compared to the stars in the sky. Although ancient civilizations made great strides in astronomy, they could accomplish only so much without advanced instruments, physics, and more sophisticated measurements of light. Given our technological leaps and further understanding of the size of the universe and the different objects within it, astronomy is now one of the biggest sciences possible, easy to get both engrossed in and lost in at the same time. In this quick but comprehensive primer, The Illustrated Guide to the Universe by Bill Andrews of Astronomy magazine gives a complete overview of our universe, starting with our solar system before moving outward to explore the rest of the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Along with more than 20 pictures and illustrations, The Illustrated Guide to the Universe explains the workings of the universe and everything in it, from the planets and stars to quasars and black holes. Whether you are an experienced amateur or a complete novice, let The Illustrated Guide to the Universe be your guide to the stars.
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DK Eyewitness Books Planets

DK Eyewitness Books  Planets

A visual and informative guide to our solar system with the most recent photographs from NASA and ESA, in the DK Eyewitness Books format. Blast off into space and be an eyewitness to our solar system in DK Eyewitness Books: Planets.

Author:

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 1465462503

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 326

A visual and informative guide to our solar system with the most recent photographs from NASA and ESA, in the DK Eyewitness Books format. Blast off into space and be an eyewitness to our solar system in DK Eyewitness Books: Planets. From Mercury to Neptune and beyond, get an up-close view of the the rocky planets, gas giants, dwarf planets, moons, stars, asteroids, and more. See amazing up-to-date photographs from NASA probes, and learn hundreds of amazing facts. What is a planet? How many rings does Saturn have? Could people live on other planets? Find out and explore in DK Eyewitness Books: Planets. DK Eyewitness Books: Planets takes kids as close as they can get to the other worlds of our solar system. Series Overview: Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds

Brave New Worlds: Guide to the Solar System is an exhaustively researched and gorgeously illustrated guide to every world in our Solar System every visited up close and photographed by spacecraft.

Author: Mickey McDonald

Publisher:

ISBN: 1734447915

Category:

Page:

View: 819

Brave New Worlds: Guide to the Solar System is an exhaustively researched and gorgeously illustrated guide to every world in our Solar System every visited up close and photographed by spacecraft. Using clever illustrations, stunning photographs, and dramatic writing, author Mickey McDonald describes the worlds of our Solar System with depictions of what it would like to stand on their surfaces, anecdotes about their impact on the history of science, and stories of the robotic explorers whose cameras brought us their images.
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