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Space : a visual encyclopedia.

Publisher: New York : DK, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an exploration of space from the nearest planets of the solar system to far-off galaxies and examines the tools and techniques of space flight, utilizing contributions from astronauts and experts and NASA photographs.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780756662776 075666277X 9780756670047 0756670047
OCLC Number: 449890522
Description: 254 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Observing The Universe: --
What is space? --
Our place in space --
Circle of stars --
Early ideas --
Telescopes --
Giant telescopes --
Seeing light --
Infrared astronomy --
Messages from the stars --
Invisible rays --
Hubble Space Telescope --
Witches and giants --
Observatories in space --
Unusual observatories --
Violent Universe: --
What is the universe? --
Birth of the universe --
100 billion galaxies --
Galaxy formation --
Sombrero in space --
Milky Way --
Magellanic clouds --
Local group --
Heart of the Milky Way --
When galaxies collide --
Active galaxies --
Dark matter --
Liftoff!: --
How rockets work --
3,2,1 --
Space shuttle --
Launch centers --
Launching Ariane 5 --
Artificial satellites --
Satellites in orbit --
Satellite shot --
Space probes --
Space debris --
Space nations --
Super spacecraft --
Humans In Space: --
Space pioneers --
Becoming an astronaut --
Space walking --
Living in space --
Animals in space --
Extending the house --
First space stations --
International Space Station --
Science in space --
Space tourism --
Future flyers --
Reaching for the stars --
Solar System: --
Birth of the solar system --
Sun's family --
Mercury --
Venus --
Views of Venus --
Mars --
Mars missions --
Martian sand art --
Asteroids --
Jupiter --
Jupiter's moons --
Voyager 1 & 2 --
Saturn --
Saturn's moons --
Saturn by sunlight --
Uranus --
Neptune --
Pluto and beyond --
Comets --
Comet missions --
Meteors --
Meteorites --
Life on other worlds --
Earth: --
Unique Earth --
Perfect planet --
Earth's seasons --
On the surface --
Up in the air --
Life on Earth --
Moon: --
Earth's companion --
Eclipses --
Lunar surface --
Destination moon --
Man on the moon --
Splashdown! --
Return to the moon --
Sun: --
Sun --
Inside the sun --
Sun's atmosphere --
Solar storms --
Amazing aurora --
Solar cycle --
Observing the sun --
Stars And Stargazing: --
What are stars? --
Birth of a star --
Flash of brilliance --
Death of a star --
Interstellar space --
Multiple stars --
Globular clusters --
Other solar systems --
Extreme stars --
Black holes --
Be a skygazer --
Night sky --
Northern sky --
Southern sky --
Space in time --
Glossary --
Index --
Acknowledgments.

Abstract:

Provides an exploration of space from the nearest planets of the solar system to far-off galaxies and examines the tools and techniques of space flight, utilizing contributions from astronauts and experts and NASA photographs.
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Very interesting

by FireStar (WorldCat user published 2011-09-14) Excellent Permalink

Space : a visual encycolpedia is a great book for people who are new or old to this subject, because it contains lots of good solid information, but states it in a way everyone can understand. You can do research with this book, and...
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