Atlas of the Universe (Insiders Series)

Overview

Inside this remarkable guide to outer space, you'll find everything from detailed planetary topography to the most current facts and figures about our amazing Universe. In addition to extensive maps of outer space, this atlas also includes constellation charts; diagrams and cross sections of space objects like asteroids and meteorites; the latest information on space shuttles and missions; and stunning, oversize images that capture exploding supernovas and distant galaxies, Designed for the next generation of ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (26) from $1.99   
  • New (14) from $9.98   
  • Used (12) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Inside this remarkable guide to outer space, you'll find everything from detailed planetary topography to the most current facts and figures about our amazing Universe. In addition to extensive maps of outer space, this atlas also includes constellation charts; diagrams and cross sections of space objects like asteroids and meteorites; the latest information on space shuttles and missions; and stunning, oversize images that capture exploding supernovas and distant galaxies, Designed for the next generation of space enthusiasts, Atlas of the Universe contains everything you need to navigate the night sky — and the farthest reaches of the cosmos.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
While the target age group is middle readers and up, I felt it was more like taking an astronomy course. The book is just chock full of information, accompanied by detailed illustrations, drawings, and fabulous photographs. It starts with our solar system, and for each planet, there are pictures and descriptions of unmanned probes or human exploration, as in the case of Earth's Moon. There is a discussion of meteors and meteorites, the asteroid belt, and comets. Then, the story moves on to the universe. There are an incredible number of star systems and types of stars, and the text is accompanied with stupendous pictures of nebula, galaxies, galaxy clusters, and black holes. There is an entire section devoted to stargazing. It includes a good discussion of stargazing, early telescopes, and mapping the stars (the book has more than a dozen star maps, which will help anyone trying to identify constellations in the night sky). The concluding section focuses on space—starting with what are presumed to be the earliest observatories, such as Stonehenge, and showing the interest and records of the Chinese, Babylonians, and Egyptians, all of whom paid close attention to the movements of the stars and planets that they could see and kept records of the seasonal changes. After a brief introduction to Ptolemy, Brahe, Copernicus, Newton, and Galileo—it is a fast forward to the current space program. First, the book covers unmanned missions and telescopes, then man's venture into space, including, of course, the first landing on the Moon, space probes, what the future may hold for exploration, and whether or not life exists elsewhere in the vast realms of space. Missions and launches arerecapped. There is an extensive glossary and multi-page index. This book is an excellent reference and also one that can be picked up and perused and time and again to learn more. For any kid who has an interest in our solar system and beyond, this would be an outstanding purchase. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal

Gr 5-7- Seamlessly commingling luscious, color space photographs and dramatic, sharply detailed digital imagery, this tour of the universe earns high marks for visual impact. It's not too shabby in breadth of coverage either, opening with both single and group portraits of the solar system and its components, continuing on to do the same for stars and galaxies, adding star charts and other aids for amateur astronomers, and then closing with a history of space exploration. Placed on the art and so, usually, white on black, the text is about evenly split between specific captions and brief general comments, and backed up with summary "Fact File" spreads in each section. The many star charts are large and easy to read (though not outside at night, of course-a common failing of star charts). As there are no leads to print or online resources, or any special emphasis on recent discoveries, this won't replace the more comprehensive likes of Robert Dinwiddie, et al's Universe (DK, 2005) or Patrick Moore's Firefly Atlas of the Universe (Firefly, 2003)-but it will draw a younger audience, and be equally popular for reference and general enquiry.-John Peters, New York Public Library

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416955580
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 7/8/2008
  • Series: Insiders Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 363,475
  • Age range: 9 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 13.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)