Astronomy

Astronomy

by DK Publishing, Kristen Lippincott
     
 

Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating world of astronomy. Full-color photographs of scientific instruments, experiments, and innovative 3-D models reveal the discoveries and research that have transformed our understanding of the Universe.  See more details below

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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating world of astronomy. Full-color photographs of scientific instruments, experiments, and innovative 3-D models reveal the discoveries and research that have transformed our understanding of the Universe.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Opening with the etymology of the word astronomy (Greek for naming stars), the author moves through ancient astronomy up to current observation techniques using space-based instruments. There are brief introductions to the luminaries of the field (such as Kepler, Galileo, Angstrom, Hershel, and Hubble) and plenty of illustrations to support the text. Readers will learn about our solar system and see pictures of the ancient and modern instruments and space probes as well as diagrams that demonstrate facts such as planetary tilt and trajectory through the skies. A fact box on each of the planetary pages relates basic information about size, temperature rotation, mass satellites and the like. A great start for kids who love to gaze at the stars and want answers to some basic questions. Part of the "Eyewitness Science" series.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-This title begins with two-page overviews of the history of astronomy, early instruments used in both astronomy and navigation, and astrology. Double-page spreads on optical and radio telescopes, observatories, spectroscopy, the solar system, the sun and moon, and each planet follow. The book concludes with a discussion of meteors and cosmology. The illustrations consist of small, full-color reproductions of paintings and full-color drawings and diagrams; all have captions that often contain more information than the introductory paragraph they surround. An excellent introduction to the topic.-Margaret M. Hagel, Norfolk Public Library System, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564586803
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/1994
Series:
Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description:
1st American edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.79(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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