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Children's Atlas of the Universe : Planet and Star Maps & Hands-on Projects  - Reader's Digest

Children's Atlas of the Universe

Planet and Star Maps & Hands-on Projects

By: Reader's Digest (Editor)

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Children's Atlas of the Universe will revolutionize the way kids learn about the stars. Combining spectacular color art (including maps of the planets) and hundreds of photographic images from space missions and telescopes, the atlas tells the story of the universe as it has never been told before.

Every page is a storehouse of riveting, up-to-the minute information. Introductory sections cover Earth's place in space, the history of astronomy and space exploration, and modern observatories and space travel. The atlas then visits each of the planets of our solar system in turn, along with asteroids, comets, and meteors, before proceeding to the stars and galaxies of deep space. Included are detailed star charts for both Northern and Southern Hemisphere stargazers, a universe fact file, a glossary, and an index. Activities and projects provide a hands-on approach to understanding the principles of astronomy.

The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the Universe continues the high standard in children's reference publishing established by The Reader's Digest Children's Atlas of the World. For children of all ages, this beautifully produced volume is the ultimate resource for learning about the mysteries of the universe.

How to Use This Atlasp. 6
Our Planetary Neighborhoodp. 8
The Home Galaxyp. 10
The Cosmosp. 12
The First Observersp. 14
Models of the Universep. 16
Great Leaps Forwardp. 18
Astronomy from the Groundp. 20
Astronomy from Orbitp. 22
Visiting Spacep. 24
Probing Spacep. 26
Our Solar Systemp. 28
The Planetsp. 30
The Sunp. 32
Mercuryp. 34
Venusp. 36
Earthp. 38
Earth and the Sunp. 40
The Moonp. 42
Earth and the Moonp. 44
Meteors and Meteoritesp. 46
Marsp. 48
Asteroidsp. 50
Jupiterp. 52
Saturnp. 54
Uranusp. 56
Neptunep. 58
Plutop. 60
Cometsp. 62
Deep Space
Deep Spacep. 64
Nebulasp. 66
Starsp. 68
Variable Starsp. 70
Supernovasp. 72
Other Solar Systemsp. 74
Star Clustersp. 76
The Milky Wayp. 78
Galaxiesp. 80
The Local Groupp. 82
Black Holesp. 84
The Universep. 86
Stargazing
Stargazingp. 88
Constellationsp. 90
Using a Star Mapp. 92
Winter Stars of the Northern Skiesp. 94
Spring Stars of the Northern Skiesp. 96
Summer Stars of the Northern Skiesp. 98
Autumn Stars of the Northern Skiesp. 100
Winter Stars of the Southern Skiesp. 102
Spring Stars of the Southern Skiesp. 104
Summer Stars of the Southern Skiesp. 106
Autumn Stars of the Southern Skiesp. 108
Universe Fact Filep. 110
Glossaryp. 122
Indexp. 126
Acknowledgmentsp. 128
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ISBN: 9781575843735
ISBN-10: 1575843730
Series: RD Children's Atlas Ser.
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8+ years old
For Grades: 3+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st June 2000
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 1.91 x 27.94  x 34.29
Weight (kg): 1.34