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Superb full-color photographs of scientific instruments, experiments, and innovative 3-D models reveal the discoveries and research that have transformed our understanding of the Universe. Learn how space probes photograph planets, what causes a meteor shower, what makes Mars red, why the Sun shines, where the Moon came from, how the first telescopes worked, the stages in ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published August 2nd 2004 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published September 15th 1994)
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Timothy McNeil
This is one of those good idea/bad idea books. In the good corner, DK does try to give as full an account as possible in a short amount of pages. In the (somewhat larger) bad corner, the information is too often without connective tissue to really draw it together into cohesive points. Also in that corner is the fact that much of the science is maddeningly under-explained (I passed the physics classes I went to, so I think I should be able to grasp the science presented for an eight year old).

Maria Celis
Lippincott, Kristen. DK Eyewitness Books: Astronomy (2013). Touted as the “most trusted non-fiction series in the market”, this extensive children’s non-fiction picture book ensures that nothing is left out, including numerous photos of artifacts and other astronomy-related images lining the pages alongside exhaustive snippets of facts about the universe, planets, astronomers, observatories, and their technologies. Lippincott, founder of a prestigious museum professionals organizaton, blends in ...more
I read this book in Arabic language, I must say that lots of information are new to me though I love to read about astronomy and any thing related to it. Really wonderful book and i recommend it to everyone who love this field
a good resource for children, lots of pictures and explainations about history, facts, and descriptions of the science of astronomy
Interesting, loved all the information on the equiptment used in the past and present.
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Dr. Kristen Lippincott is a Director and founding member of The Exhibitions Team, a consortium of museum professionals specializing in heritage consultancy, project management, curatorial and conservation issues, and 2-D and 3-D design. Until 2006, she was Deputy Director of the National Maritime Museum for six years; and, before that, she was the Director of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

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