Zoom off into the galaxy and investigate all the planets, from Earth to Mars with First Space Encyclopedia. Packed full of stunning photography, quizzes and amazing facts, children will become space experts in no time. Covering everything from observatories and rockets, to the solar system and the death of stars, children will discover all about space and space travel. The First Space Encyclopedia is the perfect first reference book for children.
Up to date with the latest astronomical theories, the latest title in DK's First Reference series introduces the universe, visiting all the planets of our solar system and their moons, as well as the Sun and other stars, black holes, asteroids, comets, and other galaxies.
Previous edition written and edited by Caroline Bingham.
Take your child on an incredible journey through our Solar system and beyond with this first reference for young space explorers. Discover all about our galaxy from how big it is and where it is, to how it was formed, then explore our amazing planets together. Find out why astronauts get taller when they’re in space. Where the biggest mountain in the Solar System is and even how a mysterious black hole forms. Packed with curiosity quizzes, ‘weird-or-what’ boxes and out-of-this-world facts kids love getting their teeth into, there's lots to see and explore. Perfect for homework or just for fun. Go ahead, let your children's imagination blast off into the cosmos!
How can you help students find meaning in informational texts and become independent strategic readers and thinkers? Nonfiction Reading Power gives teachers a wealth of effective strategies for helping students think while they read material in all subject areas. Using the best children's books to motivate students, Adrienne Gear shows teachers how help students zoom-in, question and infer; find the main idea, make connections, and transform what's on the printed page. Key introductory concept lessons for each of the five reading powers provide valuable insight into the purpose of each strategy. The book also explores the particular features of nonfiction and offers lists of key books organized around strategies and subject areas.
A complete history of human endeavors in space, this book also moves beyond the traditional topics of human spaceflight, space technology, and space science to include political, social, cultural, and economic issues, and also commercial, civilian, and military applications. • 580 articles describing various aspects of manned and unmanned space exploration, including a full range of social, technological, and political issues, such as government policy, nationalism, and the technology/military-driven economy • Six overview essays, introducing each of the encyclopedia's major sections and putting that aspect of space exploration into historical context • 136 contributors, many who are leading space historians and experts affiliated with the American Astronautical Society, make firsthand knowledge and fresh insights accessible to all audiences • Numerous photos, including stunning shots from space, star charts, technical drawings, and more • Short bibliographies conclude each entry, pointing readers to the best sources to find out more about the topic • A Glossary defining the various technical terms encountered in the encyclopedia
Space shuttles bring astronauts into and out of space. Children will learn about the history of space shuttles, the advanced technology aboard, and how these vehicles perform their missions.
Outer space is unbelievably big—and it’s filled with fascinating objects, including planets, moons, stars, and black holes. Trivia fans will enjoy learning spectacular facts about the universe, including where comets come from and how many stars are in the Milky Way. Amazing photographs and drawings of the cosmos’s most far-out sites are sure to keep any reader’s attention and make them want to become space voyagers.
Presents a comprehensive reference to astronomy and space exploration, with articles on space technology, astronauts, stars, planets, key theories and laws and more.
Take your child on an incredible journey through our Solar system and beyond with this first reference for young space explorers. Discover all about our galaxy from how big it is and where it is, to how it was formed, then explore our amazing planets together. Find out why astronauts get taller when they're in space, where the biggest mountain in the Solar System is and even how a mysterious black hole forms. Packed with curiosity quizzes, 'weird-or-what' boxes and out-of-this-world facts kids love getting their teeth into, there's lots to see and explore. Perfect for homework or just for fun. Go ahead, let your children's imagination blast off into the cosmos!
1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist
Provides information on astronomy, including telescopes, space travel, and the solar system.
Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index
Everything you ever wanted to know about space in e-book format Take your child on a journey to space and beyond, they'll learn what space is and take a whirl around the sun, moon and stars. Packed with never-seen-before images from the International Space Archive and out-of-this-world pictures from NASA missions, they'll explore our universe as never before. Exclusive interviews, eyewitness accounts, incredible facts and more will teach them everything they need to know. It's an incredible look at the universe in which we live - perfect for space enthusiasts and budding astronomers.