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.
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.
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!
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.
Mit Textblöcken und Bildern werden neuere Erkenntnisse über die Entwicklung und Struktur des Weltalls, über unser Sonnensystem sowie die modernen Techniken astronomischer Forschung verständlich und anschaulich dargestellt. Ab 12.
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Provides information on astronomy, including telescopes, space travel, and the solar system.
Seeing is learning with My First Picture Encyclopedias. This just-right reference book shows you everything from planets and comets to sunspots and spacewalks. Show Me Space has tons of facts about our solar system and beyond.
Presents a comprehensive reference to astronomy and space exploration, with articles on space technology, astronauts, stars, planets, key theories and laws and more.
An illustrated introduction to astronomy and space flight.
Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel" ... In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens. Seine Frau Taya schildert in bewegenden Einschüben, wie der Krieg sich nicht nur auf ihre Ehe und ihre Kinder auswirkte, sondern auch auf ihren Mann. American Sniper ist das Psychogramm eines Scharfschützen und ein fesselnder Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Krieg, den nur ein Mann erzählen kann.

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