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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 Children
(first published September 15th 1994)
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May 28, 2014 Timothy McNeil rated it liked it · review of another edition
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).
Apr 18, 2014 Maria Celis rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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
DK Eyewitness's "Astronomy" is full of information on topics ranging from constellations to moon rocks. The text is paired with large images and graphics, making it more accessible for a young student who's dying to learn more about our universe. Its variety of topics and images make it a great resource for gaining knowledge or even for a class report. At the back of the book you can find a glossary, helping to simplify some of the complicated jargon that accompanies astronomy and space. The ind ...more
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.More about Kristen Lippincott...