Everything You Need to Know About the Universe: The big bang, the big crunch and everything in between

Overview

The Earth is a fascinating place of unbelievable wonder — and it’s the only home we’ve ever known. But our planet is just a small part of our universe, which is home to many other planets and moons and billions of stars. There’s much to learn about our place in this enormous system — and this book will teach you everything you want to know!

How far apart are the planets? How long is a light year? How many stars are in the Milky Way? Everything You Need to Know About the Universe...

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Overview

The Earth is a fascinating place of unbelievable wonder — and it’s the only home we’ve ever known. But our planet is just a small part of our universe, which is home to many other planets and moons and billions of stars. There’s much to learn about our place in this enormous system — and this book will teach you everything you want to know!

How far apart are the planets? How long is a light year? How many stars are in the Milky Way? Everything You Need to Know About the Universe answers these questions and many more. You’ll never visit Mars or Jupiter, but you’ll learn which is larger. You’ll never visit the Andromeda Galaxy, but you’ll learn how long it would take for it to collide with the Milky Way. Maps, charts, and illustrations in full color bring the entire universe to life.

Everything You Need to Know About the Universe is the perfect reference for anyone who wants to know more about our place in the massive, marvelous solar system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607103592
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
  • Publication date: 4/10/2012
  • Series: Everything You Need To Know
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,387,647
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Cooper is a science writer and editor. His previous books include The Solar System, How Everyday Things Work and Matter. He has also edited and contributed to many books and encyclopedias, including The Practical Astronomer, The Search for Infinity: from Quarks to the Cosmos, The Natural History of the Universe and Secrets of the Universe. He lives with his family in the English country town of Bedford.

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