Reach for the stars in the updated First Space Encyclopedia! Explore the planets and discover amazing facts about nearby galaxies. A delightful first reference book about space for young astronomers, First Space Encyclopedia takes readers on a journey through the universe, from the beginning of space itself to current space technology. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut, what it is like to live in space, and what they take with them in their suitcases! Children can test their knowledge with quizzes, try out at-home space activities, learn how to find constellations in the night sky, and see the phases of the moon. Packed full of engaging photography and easy-to-follow text, First Space Encyclopedia brings space down to Earth for curious young readers.
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.
A tour of outer space explores the solar system as well as stars, galaxies, and the birth of planets, and speculates on whether other intelligent beings exist in the universe.
Covering the essential curriculum areas of human geography, physical geography, geology, and ecology, DK's First Earth Encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the world around us. Children can learn where and how people live, how to use maps, weather, and world environments. With additional focus on changes to the environment, it will inspire younger readers to think about their own place in the world. With superb artwork and straightforward text, plus all the exciting First Reference features such as buttons and quizzes, the DK First Earth Encyclopedia makes it all simple to understand.
From planets and comets to sunspots and spacewalks, there's so much to know about space! Show Me Space has more than 100 facts and definitions about our solar system and beyond.
Provides information on astronomy, including telescopes, space travel, and the solar system.
Blast off into space to discover the galaxies and beyond with the new edition of this out-of-this-world reference Send your child on an amazing journey into space. They'll see the Hubble telescope orbiting the Earth, discover the birth of our solar system and follow the search for life on Mars. Packed with practical tips for the amateur astronomer, spectacular images from space, detailed charts and fantastic facts. Perfect for home or school, there are even instructions on building a simple telescope! Supports Common Core State Standards.
Explore the planets, stars, and galaxy in Space Visual Encyclopedia. See everything there is to know about space. Find out what Pluto is really classified as, time how long it takes Neptune to travel around the sun, and jump into Jupiter's big red spot. Kids can see Saturn's rings, astronaut spacesuits, and more in highly visual spreads that use cutting-edge CGI photography. See the different planets, moons, and technologies of space, and find key information at glance with data boxes, facts, and figures laid out in DK's signature style. Joining DK's award-winning Visual Encyclopedia format, Space Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate one-stop reference book for everything space.
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!
Discover everything you ever wanted to know about anything with this first reference book for young readers and writers An inspiring and comprehensive collection of the best in the DK First Reference series, all gathered together in one superb volume. From prehistoric life to space travel, bacteria to the human brain, help your child discover all about the world we live in. They'll discover how life on Earth began, how the human body works, how people lived in Ancient Egypt, why some dinosaurs were so huge, what makes machines work, the countries of the world and much, much more. Full of fantastic photos, bite-sized facts and quiz questions kids will love getting their teeth into, there's lots to see and explore. Perfect for homework or just for fun. Go ahead; let your child find out more about everything!
Space: A Visual Encyclopedia builds on the enormous success of DK's best-selling encyclopedias. It is a comprehensive exploration of space from our nearest planets and stars to far-off galaxies. For this title, NASA has given DK unprecedented access to a wealth of images that have never been published before and are not available to the public. Featuring photographs, charts, stories, and contributions by NASA astronauts and experts, this encyclopedia brings children face-to-face with the wonders of space like never before! Supports Common Core State Standards.
Profiles each of the planets in Earth's solar system, including Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Haumea, MakeMake, the sun, the Oort cloud, comets, and more.
This series has been updated with a comprehensive coverage of the contemporary world: from science and technology to nature and the living world, from space and the universe to history and the arts. The scope of the encyclopedias reflects the educational needs of children. The featured entries cover key topics that children will want to look up. It combines text with illustrations of animals, plants and more. Each page communicates in a language children can understand, and carefully planned cross-referencing should encourage the reader to travel easily from one related entry to another. This should help children to place information in a wider context and so create a series of journeys. This particular encyclopedia examines people.
This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to space and outer space for children aged seven plus. It is packed with colorful illustrations, step-by-step sequences, and the latest photography to keep children engaged and entertained. Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate, and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.
Illustrations, photographs, star charts, moon maps, and scientific diagrams are compiled in a reference tool that explores the new solar system, the birth and death of stars, black holes, and space engineering.
Shows kids the dimensions of consumption, including diapers worn as a baby, bread eaten in a lifetime, and recycled cans, and explains how to create a sustainable way of living.
From asteroids to auroras and moons to the Milky Way, this jam-packed encyclopedia contains everything you need to know about space! Perfect for budding astronauts aged 8 and up.
Discover how things are made and work with this first reference for young readers, now in paperback. Help your child take an incredible look at the way things are made and how they work with this fantastic fact-packed How Things Work Encyclopedia, which shows and explains everything. They'll discover how the human body stays alive, what keeps a plane in the sky, why fireworks go 'bang', the amazing process that makes a plant grow, and much, much more. Full of bite-sized facts, curiosity quizzes and special weird-or-what features kids will love getting their teeth into, there's lots to see and explore. Perfect for homework or just for fun. Let your child find out more about how things work in our incredible world.