Solar System

Solar System

A Visual Exploration of the Planets, Moon, and Other Heavenly Bodies That Orbit Our Sun

Book - 2011
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Beginning with a fascinating overview and then organized by planet, in order of its distance from the sun, "Solar System" takes us on a trip across time and space that includes a front-row seat to the explosive birth of the solar system, a journey to (and then deep inside) each of its eight planets, and even an in-depth exploration of asteroids and comets.
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, c2011
ISBN: 9781579128852
Branch Call Number: 523.2 CHO
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm

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ManMachine
Apr 10, 2019

Believe me - This is a super-duper book for anyone wishing to explore the vast wonders of our solar system (a corner of the universe that astronomers understand more fully every day).

This glossy volume contains some truly impressive photographs taken from recent satellites, manned spaceflights, the International Space Station, and the Hubble telescope.

For students and stargazers, alike - Here's a book that really brings the night sky to life.

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Archeteuthys
Feb 10, 2019

What I love about this book is that, not only does it refresh you on the basics of our Solar System, it answers questions like "at what point does a chunk of matter condense into a sphere rather than, say, that potato shape that asteroids we see tend to have?" or "is Jupiter a failed star?" and does so in a friendly, playful way relatable to both adults and older children. The rich array of pictures (many of them of moons I didn't know had even been photographed) would work for younger kids in any case, rendering this book one that a young person could grow up with and appreciate in many different ways. Spoiler alert: there's still plenty of things we don't know about our planetary neighbors.

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green_cat_3454
May 07, 2018

Everyday I see in some way how Evolution has mutated our world.(see what I did there :)But I see not the evidence for evolution, but the people who follow it. Most of these lost souls know nothing else but to have faith in a belief that everything came from one.
This book has nothing bad about it except for the evolutionist view.

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