Space Exploration (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Now reissued with a CD and wall chart, Eyewitness Space Exploration is a spectacular and informative guide to the mysteries beyond Earth and its atmosphere, and offers a unique view of the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.

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Overview

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Now reissued with a CD and wall chart, Eyewitness Space Exploration is a spectacular and informative guide to the mysteries beyond Earth and its atmosphere, and offers a unique view of the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.

Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
Like all books created by the DK staff, there's a lot of information crammed into the topically arranged pages of this Eyewitness Book of Space Exploration. Most of it is what you'd expect to see in an overview of such a broad topic. Two sections, however, make the book more than worth its purchase price. "Space Technology on Earth" and "The Future in Space" excite the reader by revealing what has been made possible in our current lives as a result of space exploration. They also point to what may very well become possible both in space and at home as we Earthlings become more knowledgeable about and comfortable with the final frontier.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6The once-revolutionary nonfiction series ventures beyond our atmosphere for the first time in a survey that touches on an array of space-exploration topics, from the early history of rocketry to animals in orbit, space stations, astronaut underwear, and probes to the outer planets. The familiar blizzard of cutout color illustrations includes sharp photos of actual spacecraft, scale models, toys, commemorative bric-a-brac, new and worn-out parts, plus portraits of people and selected heavenly bodies, all with detailed captions. The focus is, eye-openingly, international, with European Space Agency technology and astronauts from small countries sharing equal time with the personnel and programs of the U.S. and the former Soviet Union. What with recent events on Mars and Mir, the information is already dated, but the book's broad scope and surefire popularity make it a useful lead-in to more systematic treatments of the subjects.John Peters, New York Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756658281
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 532,989
  • Age range: 8 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Dreams of space 8
What is space? 10
Space nations 12
Rocket science 14
Reusable rocket 16
The race for space 18
Space travelers 20
Man on the Moon 22
How to be an astronaut 24
Astronaut fashion 26
Living in space 28
Astronauts at work 30
Rest and play 32
Danger and disaster 34
Space stations 36
Science without gravity 38
Testing equipment 40
Lone explorers 42
In-depth investigators 44
Landers and discoverers 46
Crowded space 48
Looking at Earth 50
Looking into space 52
The future in space 54
Space technology on Earth 56
What lies ahead 58
Index 60
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    When we opened the box and took out the book we were impressed by the picture of the cargo bay of the shuttle. The details were so vivid you can see who is taking the picture of the mission specialist in his helmet. The photographs inside seem to be Hi Definition and the book starts with details regarding space exploration history to the construction of EVA's to composition of and the packaging of the food the specialists eat! A couple of nice surprises were:1- a DVD with some cool pictures of the shuttle and other clip art you can transfer to your desktop and,2- a really nice poster with a time line that leads up to the present day space exploration programs. We enjoy this book for a couple of hours at a time, and my "kids" are 25!

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