Stars and Planets

Stars and Planets

by Carole Stott
     
 

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From our solar system neighbors to the mysteries of deep space, this remarkable book explores the planets and stars of our galaxy and beyond. Will interplanetary travel become routine? Why do stars explode? KFK Stars & Planets will motivate avid young astronomers and aspiring astronauts to consider all the biggest questions.

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From our solar system neighbors to the mysteries of deep space, this remarkable book explores the planets and stars of our galaxy and beyond. Will interplanetary travel become routine? Why do stars explode? KFK Stars & Planets will motivate avid young astronomers and aspiring astronauts to consider all the biggest questions.

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Children's Literature
Open this book and set out on an intergalactic journey through our solar system to the far reaches of the universe. From the Kingfisher Knowledge series, this book is designed to "take readers into the heart of a subject . . . " and to guide them "through a wealth of information" on a particular topic and answer a lot of questions. Did the universe begin with a bang? How are stars created? What is a black hole? What are those dirty snowballs in the outer reaches of our solar system? Who studies the universe and how do they gather information about objects so unimaginably far away? This book is illustrated with colorful photographs and digital artwork. At the end of each chapter, readers will find a summary of the main points as well as links to websites, books and places to visit. A glossary and an index are located on the last pages. A good value. 2005, Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin, Ages 9 to 12.
—Anita Barnes Lowen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753430347
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
03/28/2011

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Meet the Author

Carole Stott has written more than twenty books on astronomy and space and is a feature writer for the U.K. magazine Astronomy Now. Carole authored Kingfisher Knowledge: Stars and Planets, I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle and Other Questions About Space, and Astronomy, and she was a chapter contributor to The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia. Before turning to full-time writing, she was curator and then the head of the observatory at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England.

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