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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration: Discovering the Secrets of the Universe
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration: Discovering the Secrets of the Universe (Paperback)

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The Cosmos is a vast and fascinating subject. From the creation of the Solar System to the Moon landings, from the chances of life on other planets to how stars shine, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration investigates the Cosmos and humankind's efforts to understand it. Every spread is filled with artworks and photographs, data tables and explanations of the workings of the stars and planets, moons, astronauts, rockets and satellites. Did you know that:





The Sun is our nearest star but it takes eight minutes for its light to reach us - we see the Sun as it was eight minutes ago.

Alexei Leonov, the first astronaut to walk in Space, carried a suicide pill in case he was abandoned.

Astronomers use gravity to measure the weight of stars - the pull of one star on another tells us how much mass must be doing the pulling.





The book covers a wide range of topics, from the effects of the Moon on the Earth's tides to exploring the most distant stars, from the Great Bear to a white dwarf to the first dog in space, from the creation of the Cosmos to the politics of the Space Race to the journeys of the latest probes.



Accessibly written for the general reader and including more than 2000 colour photographs and artworks, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration will inspire and educate anyone interested in finding out more about the Universe.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksScience & MathematicsAstronomy, space & timePopular astronomy & space Publisher: Amber Books Ltd Publication Date: 14/09/2016 ISBN-13: 9781782741640  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Giles Sparrow studied astronomy at University College London and science communication at Imperial College London. He has acted as consultant and contributor on numerous popular science books, including The Universe and How to See It, and was a major contributor to Universe. He lives in east London. Judith John is a writer and editor based in South Wales, UK. A former English teacher, Judith specializes in a wide range of historical and cultural topics and has developed numerous educational series. Recent publications include a series of introductions for classic novels. Judith's research interests include Early Modern Europe and the relationship between art, literature, and history. Judith also travels internationally to train teachers and other professionals in writing and editorial skills. Chris McNab is a wilderness expert, military specialist and author of over 20 survival publications, including How to Survive Anything, Anywhere, Living off the Land, and SAS Training Manual: Endurance Techniques. He holds a PhD from the University of Wales and lives in south Wales, UK.

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