Night Sky (Scholastic Discover More Series)

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We all star-gaze. On a cloudless night we wonder about the extraordinary myriad of bright lights in the sky. But do we really understand what we are looking at? From earliest times, people have been intrigued by the night sky. Over the centuries they have developed ever-more ingenious devices, from binoculars to powerful telescopes to ...

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Overview


In-depth and up-to-date books on popular nonfiction subjects, re-imagined with eye-popping graphics, vetted by world-reknowned experts.

We all star-gaze. On a cloudless night we wonder about the extraordinary myriad of bright lights in the sky. But do we really understand what we are looking at? From earliest times, people have been intrigued by the night sky. Over the centuries they have developed ever-more ingenious devices, from binoculars to powerful telescopes to spacecraft powered by the Sun's rays. With these, they have explored everything we can see, from our Moon to the most hard-to-reach areas of space. Using specially devised star charts, this book helps readers identify particular constellations, recognize the difference between a star and a planet, and understand why the entire sky appears to spin. They will discover how stars are born and die, what nebulae are, and how comets and asteroids are formed. This book is packed with the latest stunning images of our Universe and is a must-have for all young, aspiring astronomers. Hang onto your seats for this informative, stellar tour of our amazing Universe!

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Children's Literature - Caitlin Marineau
An engaging and information-packed exploration of astronomy, this title is an edition of Scholastic's "Discover More" series. The book is segmented into four sections, including chapters about star-gazing, detailed information about the stars that make up well-known constellations, planets, and galaxies. Amateur astronomers will explore everything from the various telescope types needed to see different phenomena, to star maps, the origin of planets, the life-span of stars, and colliding galaxies (including the Andromeda galaxy, calculated to collide with the Milky Way in around 5 billion years). Every chapter is filled with definitions, illustrations, and facts that will keep readers engaged for hours. Full-page photographic spreads offer beautiful images of the sky as viewed from Earth, as well as deep-space views. The book also comes with a code to download a free PDF copy of an accompanying book on the zodiac. Light-Up Zodiac features more scientific information about the constellations as well as astrological beliefs about the zodiac signs, such as personality types. With or without the digital book to accompany it, Night Sky features plenty of science in a format sure to draw in astronomy fans. Reviewer: Caitlin Marineau
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545383745
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Scholastic Discover More Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 577,880
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: IG1090L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 10.78 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author


Giles Sparrow is a freelance author and editor specializing in astronomy and physics. He has written dozens of nonfiction books for children and teens. You can learn more about him at www.gilessparrow.co.uk.
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