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DK guide to space
Bond, Peter, 1948-
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 36 cm
Presents discoveries, observations, and theories about the planets and other phenomena in our solar system and as well as in outer space, using text, illustrations, and photographs from NASA.
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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QB46 .B76 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QB46 .B76 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The DK Guide to Space takes the reader on a fascinating journey through our universe, using the latest space photography from the Hubble Telescope in a large format to create a dramatic guide to the exploration of space. The NASA photographs are supported by clear artwork explaining complex ideas. Space exploration, astronomy, and cosmology are explored in clear, concise text. Packed with information, this stunning photographic book will capture the imagination of both space enthusiasts and those who are just beginning to learn about our universe. Stunning presentation of the latest NASA and Hubble telescope photography. Over 300 dazzling color photographs.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. Featuring excellent color photographs, many from the Hubble Telescope, this visually impressive book takes readers through the solar system and beyond. Each double-page spread introduces a new topic--Saturn, the Milky Way, space stations, and the search for extraterrestrial life--through several captioned photos, large and small, and a few paragraphs of text. At approximately 14 inches tall by 11 inches wide, the book is dramatically large, and its size will present shelving problems in some libraries. Inviting for browsers and somewhat useful for reports as well. Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Aimed at a younger audience than Sue Becklake's The Visual Dictionary of the Universe (DK, 1993), this tour of the solar system and beyond is illustrated almost entirely with photos: big, enhanced-color shots that capitalize on the beauty and dramatic power of the best space photography. In the customary one spread per topic format, Bond begins with a glimpse of modern stargazing before moving to the Sun, passing each planet in succession, and launching outward past Pluto and the Kuiper Belt. He sails past stars, nebulae, and galaxies before looping back to visit several spacecraft and space stations, and concludes with a spread of summary charts and Web sites. Midsized blocks of text tucked between illustrations contain an easily digestible mix of basic facts and colorful factoids: of the Sun's 27 million degree core, for instance, the author writes, "If the head of a pin were this hot, it would set fire to everything within 62 miles." Picture captions extend the text with additional or reiterated information. Despite a few design bobbles, such as an occasional superimposed label that is hard to see, or a rare view of Venus without clouds that is partly lost in a gutter, this oversized volume is a better-than-average addition, eminently suitable both for browsing or research.-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.