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Overview

INSIDERS — a visually groundbreaking, state-of-the-art nonfiction series that outshines Eyewitness and Discoveries. This stunning new series offers an inside look into twelve riveting subjects, beginning with Dinosaurs, Egypt, Oceans, and Space. Expertly written, each book will feature an arresting design, complete with dynamic, multi-layered CGI and 3-D model imagery that is complemented by fascinating, up-to-date information presented in a user-friendly format.

With state-of-the-art illustrations that reveal the anatomy of a supernova; provide a glimpse of the inner workings of a comet; and probe the surface terrain of Mars, Space is a young explorer's guide to every aspect of the universe.

Examines the nature of outer space, our solar system, and our universe, including descriptions of the sun, moon, and planets, as well as constellations, nebulas and black holes.

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Double-page spreads and eye-catching, state-of-the-art illustrations that seem to jump out at you are just some of the alluring features of Simon & Schuster's Insiders series. The three-dimensional quality of the interior is prefigured by each book's vivid embossed, metallic cover. But this book isn't just glitz and pictures: it covers the subject in detail. Appealing graphics; memorable factoids.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416938606
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 7/24/2007
  • Series: Insiders Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.62 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Dyer, one of Canada's foremost experts on astronomy, is the resident astronomer at the TELUS World of Science in Calgary, Alberta. He is also the author of INSIDERS: SPACE, published in 2007. Asteroid #78434 is named after him.

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Table of Contents


In the Beginning
Our Place in Space     8
It Started with a Big Bang     10
Objects in Space
Inside the Solar System     12
Comparing the Planets     14
Snowballs in Space     16
Stars and Nebulas     18
A Universe of Galaxies     20
Into the Unknown
Constellations     22
Gazing into Space     24
Exploring Space     26
Venturing into Space     28
The International Space Station     30
Braving the Void: Spacesuit     32
The Solar System
Engine of the System: The Sun     36
The Closest In: Mercury     38
The Evening Star: Venus     39
Earth and Its Moon     40
Mars the Red Planet     42
A Giant of Gas: Jupiter     44
Lord of the Rings: Saturn     46
The Sideways Planet: Uranus     48
The Smallest Giant: Neptune     49
Pluto and Beyond     50
Stars and Galaxies
Pillars of Creation: Eagle Nebula     52
Our Galaxy the Milky Way     54
Anatomy of Supernova 1987A     56
Into a Black Hole: Cygnus X-1     58
Our Amazing Universe     60
Glossary     62
Index     64
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