Presents discoveries, observations, and theories about the planets and other phenomena in our solar system and as well as in outer space, using text, illustrations, and photographs from NASA. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
Take a star-studded tour through the solar system and beyond with DK Guide to Space. With photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's space probes, you will see the birth of new stars and distant worlds, and find out all the latest discoveries about planets, moons and galaxies. Did you know that a Mars day lasts 25 hours or that Saturn is the only planet that would float in a bucket of water? Learn all about space shuttles and space travel. Explore the wonders of the solar system and beyond, and learn hundreds of amazing facts about space with DK Guide to Space.
Reach for the stars in the updated First Space Encyclopedia! Explore the planets and discover amazing facts about nearby galaxies. A delightful first reference book about space for young astronomers, First Space Encyclopedia takes readers on a journey through the universe, from the beginning of space itself to current space technology. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut, what it is like to live in space, and what they take with them in their suitcases! Children can test their knowledge with quizzes, try out at-home space activities, learn how to find constellations in the night sky, and see the phases of the moon. Packed full of engaging photography and easy-to-follow text, First Space Encyclopedia brings space down to Earth for curious young readers.
The essential, most comprehensive guide to spacecraft and space exploration includes: Civilian and military spacecraft Shuttles and satellites Space agencies Information on current and historic space missions More than 400 color photographs
Brilliant action photos and informative text profile birds from around the world, such as the flightless penguins of the Antarctic and tiny South American hummingbirds, through a review of the habitats in which they live, their social structures, and behavioral characteristics.
Look inside the world of animals with the DK Guide: Mammals, an all-star gathering of apes, elephants, whales, bears, cats, dogs, and many more of humans' closest relatives in the animal kingdom. DK's singular, arresting visual style is pushed to the limits in this volume, which was conceived, written, and designed for curious young zoologists by a team of experts in the field.
This is a spectacular and informative guide to the mysteries beyond Earth and its atmosphere. Original photography of spacecraft both before and after traveling in space and pictures of astronauts and their equipment offer a unique view of the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.
More delightful fun with the Brainwaves. This time they blast off into space to bring the science to you - in fabulously fun--and funny--text. Stars, galaxies, black holes, nebulae, asteroids, and more are discussed in clear text, meant to engage and entertain readers of all ages.
Provides an exploration of space from the nearest planets of the solar system to far-off galaxies and examines the tools and techniques of space flight, utilizing contributions from astronauts and experts and NASA photographs.