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Title How space works / [contributors, Abigail Beall, Philip Eales, John Farndon, Giles Sparrow, Colin Stuart ; editors, Annie Moss, Hannah Westlake].

Publication Info. New York : Dorling Kindersley Limited, c2021.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  520 How    ---  Available
Edition First American edition.
Description 223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Facts visually explained
Facts visually explained.
Note Includes index.
"The facts visually explained" -- Cover.
Summary How the Universe works - and how we explore it - explained in simple words and clever graphics. The clearest, most visual guide to space and the Universe for complete beginners to astronomy. Have you ever asked yourself how big the Universe is, how far it is to the nearest star, or what came before the Big Bang? Then this is the book for you. How Space Works shows you the different types of object in the Universe (so you'll know your pulsars from your quasars) and introduces you to some of the strangest and most wonderful things known to science, including dark matter particles and ancient white dwarf stars that are almost as old as the Universe itself. The book starts with an explanation of our view of the Universe from Earth, then takes a tour of the Solar System, the stars and galaxies, and the furthest reaches of space. The last chapter looks at the technology we use to explore the Universe, from the International Space Station to Mars rovers and the new and revolutionary reusable rockets. Illustrated with bold graphics and step-by-step artworks - and peppered with bite-sized factoids and question-and- answer features - this is the perfect introduction to astronomy and space exploration.-- Source other than the Library of Congress.
Contents Space from Earth -- The Solar System -- Stars -- Galaxies and the Universe -- Space exploration.
Subject Astronomy -- Popular works.
Galaxies -- Popular works.
Solar system -- Popular works.
TECHNOLOGY / Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Astronomy. (OCoLC)fst00819673
Galaxies. (OCoLC)fst00937121
Solar system. (OCoLC)fst01244288
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
Added Author Beall, Abigail, contributor.
Eales, Philip, contributor.
Farndon, John, contributor.
Sparrow, Giles, 1970- contributor.
Stuart, Colin (Science writer), contributor.
Moss, Annie, editor.
Westlake, Hannah, editor.
Cover Title How space works : the facts visually explained.
Other Form: ebook version : 9780241522349
ISBN 9780744027488

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