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Dk Space Encyclopedia

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Dk Space Encyclopedia
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Author: Heather Couper / Nigel Henbest

A comprehensive guide to astronomy and space travel, arranged by such topics as "Observing the Universe," "Exploring Space," "Planets & Moons," "Stars & Beyond," and "Practical Stargazing."
Your child will love Dk Space Encyclopedia. The author is Heather Couper / Nigel Henbest and it was published in September of 1999 by DK CHILDREN. The child's book is centered on Astronomy and it is viewed as outstanding encyclopedias, juvenile. This version is the 1st American ed. is 304 pages long and it has colorfully illustrated pictures. The book talks about Space sciences.

From the latest dramatic images transmitted by the Hubble Telescope to the possibility of fossil life from Mars, space stories are hitting the headlines as never before. The DK Space Encyclopedia shows that anyone can turn into an astronomer: The sky's the limit. communications, weather forecasting, mineral prospecting, and also warfare are all now controlled from Earth orbit. Like Renaissance navigators who sailed uncharted oceans, our probes have been discovering"new worlds"-- in this case, not strange continents but our neighboring planets. as we start the third millennium, much more and a lot much more men and women are looking outside out globe for a truly cosmic vision with the future. and out a lot more distant forays into space have yielded astonishing rewards. Equipment employed by today's amateurs -- like computers and charge-coupled devices that amplify light -- is a lot a lot more sophisticated than that available to professionals just a generation ago. Just a couple of decades ago, these planets had been fuzzy disks even the world's biggest telescopes. Comprehensive and thoroughly up to date, the DK Space Encyclopedia is the definitive guide for the cosmos. On a practical level, access to space has transformed the way we reside. The defining achievements of the 20th century has been the exploration of space. The DK Space Encyclopedia consists of a detailed section on practical astronomy, with clear star maps,advice on what to observe, and even directions for generating a simple telescope. As a result, backyard stargazers are able to complement the operate accomplished by top scientists in the world's greatest observatories and by the Hubble Space Telescope. Now they are future destinations for humankind, with mountains, valleys, canyons, volcanoes, atmospheres, and achievable even primitive life-forms. Unlike brain surgery, astronomy is amongst the couple of sciences in which the amateur can play an active -- even essential -- role. the DK Space Encyclopedia celebrates our newfound status as citizens with all the universe, rather than mere inhabitants of planet Earth.


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