Solar System: A Visual Exploration Of The Planets, Moons, And Other Heavenly Bodies That Orbit Our…

Paperback | April 5, 2016

byMarcus Chown

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Never before have the wonders of our solar system been so immediately accessible to readers of all ages. This beautiful book presents a new and fascinating way to experience our planetary neighborhood. With hundreds of stunning photographs and graphics, as well as fascinating text by the award-winning writer and broadcaster, Marcus Chown,Solar Systemtakes us on a whirlwind tour of the planets, dwarf planets, moons and asteroids that orbit our sun. From the surface of Mars to the rings of Saturn, from the volcanoes of Io to the latest images of Pluto from NASA'sNew Horizonsprobe,Solar Systemoffers a window seat from which to view the science and beauty of space.

Marcus Chownis an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, he is now cosmology consultant forNew Scientistmagazine. He lives in London, England

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Never before have the wonders of our solar system been so immediately accessible to readers of all ages. This beautiful book presents a new and fascinating way to experience our planetary neighborhood. With hundreds of stunning photographs and graphics, as well as fascinating text by the award-winning writer and broadcaster, Marcus Cho...

Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, he is now cosmology consultant forNew Scientistmagazine. He lives in London, England

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.75 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316268054

ISBN - 13:9780316268059

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very detailed, but... This is a great book for the in-depth home astronomer. Plenty of information about the planets, moons and other objects in outer space, however I find it very wordy and it takes a while to read. Maybe less detailed info and more straight to the point facts will appeal to most readers, at least to me anyway. The poster that comes with this book is not that great either. Doesn't make me want to pick it up and read, seems more like a burden. Sorry, wish I could write a better review.
Date published: 2016-08-31