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The world of astronomy

Author: Carole Stott
Publisher: New York : Kingfisher, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes the history of human astronomical discoveries and the astronomers who made them. The World of Astronomy is bursting with comprehensive and exciting facts about planets, moons, stars, and galaxies. It explores the fascinating discoveries of astronomers through the ages and examines the high-tech equipment that allows today"s scientists to see farther into space than ever before.
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Stott
ISBN: 9780753460061 0753460068
OCLC Number: 61309319
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Earth's eye view --
Earliest astronomers --
Centre of the Universe --
Looking closer --
Astronomer at work --
Tools of the trade --
Observatory Earth --
Invisible Universe --
Space explorers --
Solar system --
Sun --
Earth: Home planet --
Earth's Moon --
Rock worlds --
Near neighbours --
Spacerocks --
King --
Ringed worlds --
Planetary moons --
Ice kingdoms --
Realm of the starts --
Seeing stars --
Giants and dwarfs --
Explosive finish --
Islands in the Universe --
Life--
Beginning to end --
Reference --
Glossary --
Index --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: by Carole Stott.
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Describes the history of human astronomical discoveries and the astronomers who made them. The World of Astronomy is bursting with comprehensive and exciting facts about planets, moons, stars, and galaxies. It explores the fascinating discoveries of astronomers through the ages and examines the high-tech equipment that allows today"s scientists to see farther into space than ever before.

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