Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Space

The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Space

Martin Redfern




Embark on an exciting and educational tour of the cosmos in this information-packed guide -- from the first few seconds after the Big Bang to the remote-controlled Pathfinder expedition to Mars and beyond. The journey begins with an introduction to space exploration and humanity's relationship with the stars, from the astronomers of the ancient world, to the day-to-day work of orbiting satellites. Next is a tour of our own solar system, the Milky Way, and Galaxy: atmospheric planetscapes reveal the frozen methane seas of Pluto, while the carefully timed trajectory of the Voyager Probe provide stunning pictures from Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Full color photographs and computer-generated illustrations are carefully balanced with a succinct, informative text to provide curious young astronomers with a far-ranging understanding of the Universe. This cutting-edge guide is a visual and educational treat for children ready to seek the outer limits of their imaginations. Also includes a highly accessible factfile and glossary.


Praise for The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Space

“This volume is easy to read and invites many hours of investigation, which will both educate and provide entertainment. ” —Children's Literature

“This wide-angle view of what we have learned so far in our observations of the universe makes a meaty update or replacement for older books, including James Muirden's Stars and Planets (Kingfisher, 1993) and the "Secrets of Space" series (21st Century).” —School Library Journal

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