Solar System: A Visual Exploration
Generously illustrated with images taken from space probes, this book presents a detailed, up close look at the heavenly world beyond ours. Beginning with the birth of our solar system (4.55 million years ago, according to this book), we enter a whirlwind tour of the planets, dwarf planets, moons, and asteroids that orbit our sun. 3D Maps, computer graphic simulations, illustrated cross sections, maps, vital statistics and more introduce a world found only in our dreams and Hollywood movies. Includes 18" x 10" removable poster. Published in partnership with app developer, Touchpress, creators of The Elements and Solar System for IPad. Pb. 224 pgs. ~ Deanne
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.