The Usborne book of astronomy & space /

by Miles, Lisa.
Edition statement:[New] ed. Published by : Usborne, (London :) Physical details: 96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 28 cm. ISBN:9781409508434 (pbk.) :; 1409508439 (pbk.) :. Year: 2009
Item type Current location Call number Copy number Status Date due
Young Learners Books British Council Library
520 (Browse shelf) 1 Available
Young Learners Books British Council Library
520 (Browse shelf) 2 Available

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This is an overview of the universe, from our closest planetary neighbours to stars, galaxies and black holes many millions of light years away from Earth. Readers can use the clear detailed maps of the stars to navigate the night sky.

Includes index.

Formerly CIP. Uk

Reviews provided by Syndetics

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-4-This terse but unusually broad survey of the extraterrestrial universe and our exploration of it combines basic background information with practical advice for stargazers and sky photographers. After briefly explaining just what the physical universe is comprised of, the authors tell of the planets and other components of the solar system, followed by a page of thumbnail biographies of eminent astronomers. They move on to discuss stellar types and life cycles; linger over 88 constellations visible from either hemisphere; suggest tips for using binoculars, telescopes, and cameras most effectively; and then recapitulate some of the previous information through charts. The color illustrations are artists' renderings and photographs. Without giving the pages a busy look, the designers have done a good job of staving off visual monotony by changing background colors, type sizes, and picture shapes from one topical spread to the next. A string of copyright dates hints that not all the material here is new, but it is clearly presented and current enough to include last year's Pathfinder mission to Mars.-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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