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Overview

Stars and Planets is part of Discoveries, a dynamic new reference series for children. Atmospheric illustrations, strong photographs and lively text engage and encourage readers to discover for themselves the world around them. Titles from Natural History, Our World, Science and Technology and Our Past cover an exciting span of subjects: from the inner workings of The Human Body to the intriguing world of Mammals.A four-page foldout in each title reveals a dramatic, and perhaps unexpected, perspective.

Provides an overview of the solar system and its various parts, as well as such other related topics as stars, galaxies, telescopes and observatories, and more.

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Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Another entry in the "Nature Company Discoveries Library," this book reviews the components of our solar system and touches on other celestial phenomena such as black holes, nebulae and quasars. As with all volumes in this series, bold illustrations fill each page with lots of fun facts crammed in sidebars and captions. Kids will learn how hot the sun is (27 million degrees F) and how long Neil Armstrong's footprint will remain on the moon (millions of years). A list of upcoming lunar and solar eclipses (through 2001) appears at the back, as does a glossary. Among the many titles in the series are Great Buildings, Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece.
Children's Literature - Kristin R. Harris
Stars and Planets provides an in-depth investigation of astronomy that begins with a brief history of man's interest in the heavens. Illustrated with period art, the progression of ideas about the relationship of the earth to the sun and other planets is highlighted with details about the lives of such important early astronomers as Copernicus, Ptolemy and Brahe. Starting with our solar system, large detailed illustrations accompany information about the sun and its planets in the section entitled "Our Neighborhood." Numerous sidebars present a wide range of related information, such as scientists' theories and biographies. More information is presented in "The Universe" section, which explores the life cycle of stars and galaxies and discusses observatories and telescopes. This beautiful book would be a great addition to any child's library. A glossary, facts and figures, and index make it a valuable reference.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760746356
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Discoveries Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years

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Stars and Planets is part of Discoveries, a dynamic new reference series for children. Atmospheric illustrations, strong photographs and lively text engage and encourage readers to discover for themselves the world around them. Titles from Natural History, Our World, Science and Technology and Our Past cover an exciting span of subjects: from the inner workings of The Human Body to the intriguing world of Mammals.A four-page foldout in each title reveals a dramatic, and perhaps unexpected, perspective.
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  • Anonymous

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    Cool Book

    These discoveries books may look boring, but they are awesome! There're perfect for reports, and there pact full of infromation! If you are a parent and are looking for the perfect books for your kids buy these! Your childern will enjoy reading them!

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