Basher Basics: Space Exploration

Basher Basics: Space Exploration

by Simon Basher
     
 

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Basher Basics: Space Exploration, Created & illustrated by Simon Basher

From Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, astronomy, planet Earth, chemistry and more, comes a book that shines its light into out-of-this-world beings who make the universe tick.

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Basher Basics: Space Exploration, Created & illustrated by Simon Basher

From Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, astronomy, planet Earth, chemistry and more, comes a book that shines its light into out-of-this-world beings who make the universe tick.

Learn about the amazing research that is revolutionizing space exploration, from the pioneering space crafts and equipment known as 'Space Aces' that have been used to delve into deep-space exploration to the scientists known as 'The Outerplanetary Mob' that have not only taken voyages to space and back but have contributed to our understanding of the universe. Space Exploration is a compelling guide to developments at the very forefront of science - a must-read for anyone wishing to understand, and engage with, modern space.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 3–6—A breezy tone and ultra-cute illustrations enliven this introduction to space-exploration missions. Two-page spreads per topic, with one page devoted to a brightly colored illustration, provide bite-size chunks of information in a cheeky, first-person voice. Four chapters cover miscellaneous space exploration objects and concepts ("Space Aces"), spacecraft that explore the inner planets ("Sunshine Superstars"), outer planets ("Outer Planetary Mob"), and beyond our solar system ("To Infinity and Beyond"). The lighthearted tone never wavers, even when discussing sad topics, such as the one-way spaceflight of Laika the cosmonaut dog. Round-faced, pink-cheeked line drawings anthropomorphize each topic, from orbit to space tourist to the Mars rover Curiosity. While students will need titles with greater depth and more technical illustrations, such as Carole Stott's Space Exploration (DK, 2009), for reports, this book's charm lies in its upbeat, goofy approach.—Sarah Stone, San Francisco Public Library
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“A breezy tone and ultra-cute illustrations enliven this introduction to space-exploration missions. Two-page spreads per topic, with one page devoted to a brightly colored illustration, provide bite-size chunks of information in a cheeky, first-person voice. . . . this books charm lies in its upbeat, goofy approach.” —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753471654
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Series:
Basher Basics Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
146,060
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of dozens of best-selling concept books for children including The Periodic Table, Physics, Biology, and Astronomy. His characters bridge the gap between edgy Manga and the cuteness of Hello, Kitty! Basher's original artwork is regularly exhibited and sold in the UK, Europe, the US and Asia.

Dan Green has written many of the titles in the Basher Science series. He studied Geology at Cambridge University.

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