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Astronomy

Discoveries, Solar System, Stars, Universe

Kingfisher

A panoramic look at astronomy, this book covers every aspect of the subject and chronicles the discoveries made by stargazers, from the ancient Egyptians and Aztecs to today's advanced space probes.

Crammed with authoritative information and interesting facts about everything from the birth of stars to the search for extraterrestrial life, this fascinating book offers children a broad perspective on their universe. Crisp, up-to-date photographs complement the text, while detailed captions and diagrams bring clarity to more complex concepts. There's information on how to identify familiar and unusual constellations as well as answers to the questions that have intrigued both children and great astronomers since the beginning of civilization.

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  • Carole Stott has written more than twenty books on astronomy and space and is a feature writer for the U.K. magazine Astronomy Now. Carole authored Kingfisher Knowledge: Stars and Planets, I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle and Other Questions About Space, and Astronomy, and she was a chapter contributor to The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia. Before turning to full-time writing, she was curator and then the head of the observatory at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England.
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Astronomy

Discoveries, Solar System, Stars, Universe

  • Hardcover

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Kingfisher

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