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Peterson First Guide to the Solar System (Peterson First Guide)

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Publisher Comments:

Budding astronomers--backyard or armchair--will learn not only where to look for the planets in the nighttime sky but also how space missions to the planets and their moons have increased our understanding of Earth, its atmosphere, and the moon.

More than 100 spectacular color photographs, including views from the Hubble Space Telescope of Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as the latest Voyager photographs of Neptune.

The latest scientific information on other solar systems and extraterrestrial life, charts showing where to find the planets in the night sky, and much more.

About the Author

Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars. These editions include updated material by Michael O'Brien, Paul Lehman, Bill Thompson III, Michael DiGiorgio, Larry Rosche, and Jeffrey A. Gordon.
Jay M. Pasachoff is the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Williams College. He is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets, as well as numerous textbooks and trade books on astronomy, weather, and more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395971949
Foreword:
Tirion, Wil
Author:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Illustrator:
Tirion, Wil
Author:
Roger Tory
Author:
Pasachoff, Jay M.
Author:
Tirion, Wil
Author:
Peterson
Author:
Peterson, Roger Tory
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Astronomy - Solar System
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Solar system
Subject:
Star Observation
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Peterson First Guides(R)
Series Volume:
2337
Publication Date:
March 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color photographs
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.25 x 3.75 in 0.26 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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