Don't Know Much About The Solar System by Kenneth C DavisDon't Know Much About The Solar System by Kenneth C Davis

Don't Know Much About The Solar System

byKenneth C DavisIllustratorPedro Martin

Paperback | September 7, 2004

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Nine planets
-- More than seventy moons --
And hundreds of stellar facts about the
Solar System!

True or False:
1. Venus is the coolest planet in our solar system.
2. Halley's comet returns every seventy-six years.
3. The universe is 15 to 20 billion years old.

Blast Off and discover the secrets of outer space! Have you ever wondered why our galaxy is called "the Milky Way," or if you could really catch a shooting star? Here's your chance to find out without ever leaving Earth. Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis packs fascinating facts and riddles into his signature question-and-answer format. He makes exploring the solar system an out-of-this-world experience!

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About® series for adults and chil...
Title:Don't Know Much About The Solar SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 10 × 8.75 × 0.68 inPublished:September 7, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064462307

ISBN - 13:9780064462303

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 9


Editorial Reviews

Gr 3-5---“The author of the popular “Don’t Know Much about” series for adults and Don’t Know Much about Space (HarperCollins, 2001) for middle readers goes after a somewhat younger audience here.Many of the facts are recycled, but the writing and art are all new, and the title doesn’t reflect the book’s scope.Davis covers the solar system’s components, stars, constellations, galaxies, and space travel, too.Not in much depth, of course:with one to three questions per page and a several-sentence answer for each one, the intent here is plainly to spark interest in a topic, rather than lay out a systematic picture.The tone is anything but earnest; Davis sprinkles his tour with lame jokes (”What planets are the saddest? Answer: Uranus and Neptune-they’re always blue!”), and Hallmark-artist Martin chimes in with plenty of lighthearted cartoon illustrations featuring wisecracking celestial bodies with faces and young explorers in space suits.Except that Galileo is wrongly credited with “proving” Copernicus’s heliocentric theory, the information is accurate, as far as it goes, and budding astronomers ready to expand their view of the high frontier even further will find a generous selection of Web-site addresses at the end.Though this tour is but one in a crowd, its combination of visual appeal and lively exposition should attract and hold even less able or interested readers.” (School Library Journal)