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Universe: The Story of Our Galaxy and Beyond

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It is hard to conceptualize both the scale and the mind-boggling diversity of the Universe, but this book changes that. Come along on a vivid experiential journey to explore some of the Universe's most intriguing places, and along the way understand the amazing history of the Cosmos. A series of rich, full-bleed spreads give stunning snapshots of distant galactic locations ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Kingfisher (first published September 1st 2012)
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Regina Hunter
Jan 30, 2013 Regina Hunter rated it it was amazing
I tjink it has interesting art.concepts, there are many scientists in NASA doing similar work. Its interesting to examine planet from far away and based on what we know about genetics we can imagine what can be born and survive in different conditions, in future we will be able to design ones too. Fun, fun.
Target Audience- Anyone interested in outer space, elementary students to junior high
Genre- Nonfiction, informational, outer space
Connections- I chose this book because of its giant pages that are totally covered in pictures of outer space. I like the way it's layed out and doesn't have too many words. It's well organized and has a diagram that comes with it. Children love to learn about what lies outside our galaxy and how big the universe is. This book is great at putting all of that into pers
May 04, 2016 Jackie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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this book contains wonderful images, and info i appreciate having in print, but:
for the sake of sequencing, i would've swapped the "Melting world" and "Twin-star sunset" pages, & would've swapped the "Ghostly hourglass" and "Star death" pages ~ the images used for "Melting world" and "Star death" did not need to be similar / placed so far apart.
(& the "Galactic heart" page could've presented a much clearer image of the black hole it describes you don't have to wait until you reach
Universe: Journey into Deep Space by Dr. Mike Goldsmith is a children's non-fiction book about deep space. It discusses different parts of our galaxy and that beyond. The book explores space with its moons, planets, and local and distant stars. It gives facts and shows how different the worlds around certain stars can be.

I would pair this non-fiction book with the novel Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, which is an adventure story where children are breed to be child geniuses and then trained to
This is a most excellent picture book for upper-middle grades. The authentic space photography is spectacular. The two scientists who wrote the book did so directly, succinctly, and intelligently. Each galactic item is prefaced with its distance in light years from earth, and features such stellar things as cold dust, gas storms, sister planets, deep heat, stars, supernovas, and star deaths, with ancillary end sections called "Across the Galaxy", "World's Beyond", and "Neighbors in Space". A sop ...more
May 07, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is like taking a trip with the crew of the Enterprise, only real, not fictional. Big brilliant pictures and a "not to scientific" explanation in the back makes this essential for a school library.
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Dr. Mike Goldsmith studied the philosophy of time and space at Keele University, where he also obtained his PhD in astrophysics. He was formerly the head of Acoustics at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory and is now an author of non-fiction books for children.
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