Synopses & Reviews
Travel from Earth to the ends of the known universe. Space is a colorful first guide to astronomy packed with facts about space exploration, the solar system, planets, stars, galaxies, and much more. Dramatic, atmospheric photography provides a wealth of visual information. Packed with facts and written in an accessible style, Eye Wonders are the perfect educational start for young children. A groundbreaking reference series specially developed for younger children aged five plus. In a stunning style departure for DK, wonderful photography shows subjects within their natural setting, offering a whole new level of information through powerful images. Vocabulary is accessible to children aged five plus, with the meanings of new, subject-related words clearly explained. The series provides an excellent knowledge base on the natural world forchildren starting to learn. The combination of breathtaking visuals and informative, accurate text will hook even those children who usually avoid books. Open your eyes to a world of discovery.
This photographic first guide to the universe introduces astronomy and space exploration to young readers. Full-color photos.
About the Author
Carol Stott, BA, FRAS, is an astronomer and space writer, author of more than 20 books for both adults and children -- including the DK CD-ROM Encyclopedia of Space and the Universe -- and a regular contributor to encyclopedias and science magazines. She is also former head of the Old Royal Observatory at Greenwich, London (UK).
Table of Contents
Staring into space -- Our place in space -- A closer look -- Journey to the Moon -- Earth's moon -- The Sun -- Family of the Sun -- Mercury and friends -- Sister Venus -- The Red Planet -- A rocky racetrack -- King of the planets -- Planet of the rings -- Distant twins -- Pluto and the comets -- Secrets of the stars -- The Milky Way -- About the universe -- Liftoff -- Life in space -- Our future in space.