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The Usborne internet-linked book of astronomy & space

Author: Lisa Miles; Alastair Smith; Judy Tatchell; Gary Bines; Peter Bull
Publisher: Tulsa, Okla. : EDC Pub., 2002.
Series: Usborne Internet-linked library of science.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the planets and other components of the solar system, offers brief biographies of key astronomers, describes stellar types and life cycles, and discusses eighty-eight constellations. These books open up worlds inaccessible to the naked eye. Fascinating yet practical, beginner's guides with an abundance of amazing photographs and realistic illustrations. Include clearly explained activities, experiments and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Miles; Alastair Smith; Judy Tatchell; Gary Bines; Peter Bull
ISBN: 0794501168 9780794501167 158086385X 9781580863858 141556860X 9781415568606
OCLC Number: 51502485
Notes: Originally published: London : Usborne Pub. Ltd., 2001.
Includes index.
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Universe: Universe --
Story of the universe --
Finding out about space --
Our solar system: Our solar system --
The Sun --
Eclipses --
Mercury --
Venus --
The Earth --
The Moon --
Mars --
Jupiter --
Saturn --
Uranus --
Neptune --
Pluto --
Asteroids --
Comets and meteors --
Exploring space --
Famous astronomers --
Stars: Star groups --
Milky Way --
Birth of stars --
Life of a star --
Variable stars --
Star patterns --
Describing stars --
Constellations: Maps of the stars --
Draco to Cancer --
Cygnus to Serpens --
Camelopardalis to Aquarius --
Gemini to Lepus --
Columba to Microscopium --
Corvus to Dorado --
Sagittarius to Crux --
Home astronomy --
Star photographs --
Telescopes --
Astronomy facts and lists: Famous constellations --
Map of the Moon --
Stars at-a-glance --
Space objects at-a-glance --
Landmarks of astronomy --
Questions and answers --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: Usborne Internet-linked library of science.
Other Titles: Internet-linked book of astronomy & space
Book of astronomy & space
Astronomy & space
Usborne Astronomy & space
Responsibility: Lisa Miles and Alastair Smith ; edited by Judy Tatchell ; designed by Laura Fearn, Karen Tomlins and Ruth Russell ; cover design by Stephen Wright ; illustrated by Gary Bines and Peter Bull ; consultants: Stuart Atkinson and Cheryl Power.

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Explores the planets and other components of the solar system, offers brief biographies of key astronomers, describes stellar types and life cycles, and discusses eighty-eight constellations. These books open up worlds inaccessible to the naked eye. Fascinating yet practical, beginner's guides with an abundance of amazing photographs and realistic illustrations. Include clearly explained activities, experiments and projects. Astronomy and Space gives you a breath-taking surface-eye view of the planets. See stars exploding, black holes forming, and zoom through the solar system with comets and asteroids. Navigate the night sky using our clear, detailed maps. This updated edition shows you the universe, using the latest amazing information from astronomers around the world, and space probes around the galaxy. This book also includes practical information on home astronomy and buying and using equipment. See X-ray images of the sun, learn about eclipses and see the International Space Station in orbit on the Quicklinks Website.

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