Solar System

Solar System

A Visual Exploration of the Planets, Moons, and Other Heavenly Bodies That Orbit Our Sun

Book - 2011
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This book presents over 300 gorgeous colour and black and white photographs supplied by NASA with additional custom illustrations and graphics of our solar system. Its scientifically accurate text and data and never-before-seen close ups of the planets and moons will "wow" readers and astronomy fans alike.
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal : Touch Press : Faber and Faber : Planetary Visions, c2011.
ISBN: 9781579128852
Characteristics: 224 pages :,color illustrations ;,27 cm.


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Apr 10, 2019

Believe me - This is a super-duper book for anyone wishing to explore the vast wonders of our solar system (a corner of the universe that astronomers understand more fully every day).

This glossy volume contains some truly impressive photographs taken from recent satellites, manned spaceflights, the International Space Station, and the Hubble telescope.

For students and stargazers, alike - Here's a book that really brings the night sky to life.

Feb 10, 2019

What I love about this book is that, not only does it refresh you on the basics of our Solar System, it answers questions like "at what point does a chunk of matter condense into a sphere rather than, say, that potato shape that asteroids we see tend to have?" or "is Jupiter a failed star?" and does so in a friendly, playful way relatable to both adults and older children. The rich array of pictures (many of them of moons I didn't know had even been photographed) would work for younger kids in any case, rendering this book one that a young person could grow up with and appreciate in many different ways. Spoiler alert: there's still plenty of things we don't know about our planetary neighbors.

May 07, 2018

Everyday I see in some way how Evolution has mutated our world.(see what I did there :)But I see not the evidence for evolution, but the people who follow it. Most of these lost souls know nothing else but to have faith in a belief that everything came from one.
This book has nothing bad about it except for the evolutionist view.

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