Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond (National Geographic Kids) Hardcover – August 27, 2013

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$21.43 (as of November 15, 2018, 2:54 am)

Presenting the latest exciting findings on space exploration and research and cutting-edge, spectacular views of the universe that technology is bringing back to Earth, all in one ultimate reference book. Authored by David A. Aguilar of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the National Geographic Space Encyclopedia is ideal for the family bookshelf, providing both accessible information for school reports and compelling reading on the mysteries beyond our world.

From Booklist

This attractive compendium of information about space is encyclopedic in the sense that its scope is broad. The facts are presented in two- to eight-page highly illustrated articles within five thematic sections. The first section, “What We Know,” comments on matters as diverse as the big bang, dark energy, near-earth objects, and solar storms. The two longest sections are the tour of our solar system (including dwarf planets and the Oort cloud) and the outward-taking a look presentation on stars, galaxies, and the universe. The final sections, “Are We Alone?” and “Dreams of Day after today,” look to the future. The articles are clearly written and informative, but the visuals steal the show. Beautifully reproduced on heavy, glossy pages, the illustrations include Aguilar’s incessantly striking, imaginative artwork in addition to many excellent images from NASA. Even as the large pictures incessantly show dramatically lit views of stars, galaxies, and planets, the smaller pictures include useful cutaway views of planets and stars. An informative volume at a very reasonable price. Grades 5-8. –Carolyn Phelan

Review

“This factual and beautifully designed overview presents new astronomical information so that it will enlighten and entice readers. Dazzlingly illustrated with full-color NASA satellite photography, in addition to original art created, photographed, and computer painted by the writer, it’s a page-turner.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“The articles are clearly written and informative, but the visuals steal the show…An informative volume at a very reasonable price.” –Booklist

“This outstanding volume showcases the brillian color photography and illustration for which National Geographic is best known.” —Library Media Connection

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Presenting the up to date exciting findings on space exploration and research and state of the art, spectacular views of the universe that technology is bringing back to Earth, multi functional ultimate reference book. Authored by David A. Aguilar of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the National Geographic Space Encyclopedia is ideal for the family bookshelf, providing both accessible information for school reports and compelling reading on the mysteries beyond our world.