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National Geographic proudly presents the essential reference book for what is now officially a NEW AGE in space.

In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union redefined the word "planet" and relegated Pluto to the status of a dwarf planet, along with Ceres and Eris. Naturally, National Geographic is there to map out this new view of our solar system. In 11 Planets, David Aguilar, an expert who works on the leading edge of this astounding...

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Overview

National Geographic proudly presents the essential reference book for what is now officially a NEW AGE in space.

In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union redefined the word "planet" and relegated Pluto to the status of a dwarf planet, along with Ceres and Eris. Naturally, National Geographic is there to map out this new view of our solar system. In 11 Planets, David Aguilar, an expert who works on the leading edge of this astounding shift, explains and explores our new galactic knowledge.

Using spectacular computer artwork, exclusive to National Geographic, and simple engaging text, this colorful book profiles all 11 planets in our newly categorized solar system: terrestrial Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars; gas giants Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; and dwarf planets Pluto, Ceres, and Eris. The author of the hugely popular Planets, Stars, and Galaxies now leads young minds through into this exciting new view of space, giving readers a vivid "you are there" sensation through his photorealistic artwork.

David Aguilar’s 11 Planets is a simple yet compelling introduction to the solar system as it is now classified. This beautiful volume also includes informative spreads on: The Sun Earth’s moon Mars’ moons, Phobos and Diemos Ceres, one of the new dwarf planets The Asteroid Belt Pluto and its moon, Charon Sedna and Eggland, two large Kuiper Belt objects Saturn's rings and moons Comets and the Oort Cloud Other new worlds now being discovered

This engaging volume also includes fun activities for young readers. Aguilar’s text presents the latest discoveries in space to young imaginations in a compelling and scientifically accurate way, encouraging understanding of mankind’s new view of our solar system. This is the volume that every library needs; and the book that every child should have access to as the ultimate reference for the new age in space.

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Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
While most people learned that nine planets exist in the solar system, a change in the definition of a "planet" in the last few years now gives us 11 planets to learn about. This excellent book, written by a leading expert on the subject, takes a complex subject and offers it to the mid-grade reader in understandable terms. The new solar system, including the addition of Ceres and Eris as planets, is explained well. The text is packed with fascinating facts and brilliant computer artwork that gives the reader the feeling of being "up close and personal" with every planet. Of special interest are the symbols and pictures of gods and goddesses associated with each planet. The practical yet engaging format is one that presents information about the planets in the order they appear from the sun. Each planet is fully covered by a spread consisting of one page of text and another of photos. This book is a must for middle grade students learning about the solar system. It can be described as striking, attention-grabbing and educational without seeming to be didactic. A sure winner is a great opening page, written by a National Geographic Planet Contest winner, in the form of a trick to help remember the names of the planets in their order from the Sun. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
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Though trailing the main rush of solar system updates that followed the International Astronomical Union's 2006 reclassification of the planets, this fluently written, handsomely designed tour makes a good choice for smaller and less-well-budgeted collections. Steering a typical itinerary, Aguilar begins with the Sun, visits each terrestrial planet, dwarf planet, and gas giant from Mercury to Eris, then closes with glimpses of other solar systems, plus a compressed set of comparative charts and useful Web sites. His grasp of classical mythology is not firm (Apollo was not "the mightiest of all the gods"), but his astronomical information is both accurate and expressed in lively ways: "A soda can dropped on the surface [of Venus] would be crushed by the atmospheric pressure. These thick clouds also work like windows in a car, trapping incoming sunlight." The author's big, bright digital paintings, supplemented by an occasional photo, offer a gallery of close-ups, group portraits, moons, comets, diagrammatic views, and cutaways that will attract casual browsers as well as budding astronomers and assignment-driven readers. Use as a replacement; it's past time to retire any title on your shelves that refers to "nine planets."-John Peters, New York Public Library

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426302374
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 3/11/2008
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

David Aguilar, author of Planets, Stars, and Galaxies, is the Director of Science Information at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Previously, he was the Director of the Fiske Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Colorado. He is an accomplished astronomy illustrator and an experienced educator with an enormous enthusiasm for bringing science to children. David Aguilar lives in Boston, MA.

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Table of Contents

Our New Solar System     6
How Our Solar System Formed     8
The Sun     11
Mercury     13
Venus     15
Errth     17
Earth's Moon     18
Meteorites     20
Mars     23
Ceres / Asteroio Belt     25
Jupiter     27
Jupiter's Moons     28
Saturn     31
Saturn's Moons     32
Uranus     35
Neptune     37
Pluto     39
Eris / Kuiper Belt     41
Comets / Oort Cloud     42
Other Solar Systems     44
Glossary     46
Planet Charts     46
The Solar System in a Grocery Bag     47
Acknowledgments     48
Further Exploration     48
Index     48
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