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Encyclopedia of Space [Paperback]

Heather Couper , Nigel Henbest
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1 May 2009

Blast off into space to discover the galaxies and beyond with the new edition of this out-of-this-world reference

Send your child on an amazing journey into space. They'll see the Hubble telescope orbiting the Earth, discover the birth of our solar system and follow the search for life on Mars.

Packed with practical tips for the amateur astronomer, spectacular images from space, detailed charts and fantastic facts.

Perfect for home or school, there are even instructions on building a simple telescope.


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; 2nd Edition edition (1 May 2009)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1405341114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405341110
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 1.8 x 27.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 510,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Heather Couper is a TV astronomer and author of more than 25 books on astronomy and space. Nigel Henbest is an award-winning science writer who specializes in astronomy and space for the general reader. He is the author of more than 30 books. They both currently live in Buckinghamshire.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative Book 22 Jan 2010
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Bought this for my 10 year old daughter who is interested in space. She loves it and is learning a lot. Pictures are good and text is clear and informative. Good level for her - not too childish but not too high-brow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly simple to understand. 24 May 2012
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Superbly written in a clear simplistic format. It seems that when Heather Couper name is on any publication it is highly informative, clear, concise and reader friendly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect introduction to the cosmos 21 Aug 2011
By Neil
Format:Paperback
This is an updated version with information on the soon to be launched James Webb telescope. It's written in an easy way for adults and children alike to dip into whenever and where ever in the book they like. There's loads of great diagrams and pictures which say more than the short captions acompanying them. I've learnt more about Space from book than any other. It's an excellent read and something you'll keep going back to for reference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids and parents 17 April 2013
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Great info, well explained for kids and their parents. The book goes into great depth about space and our understanding of it while still being understandable for its young readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good 11 Jan 2013
By Tracie Cagle - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is great. It's very detailed and has many pictures to back up the words with visual learning. This is a great book for learning about astronomy, now if it was only hardcover then I would be able to let my students use it in the classroom.
5.0 out of 5 stars ... to the Kennedy Space Center and of course much better value to order on here 16 Oct 2014
By TJ78 - Published on Amazon.com
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my daughter wanted this after going to the Kennedy Space Center and of course much better value to order on here...has a lot of information for her to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Astrology 10 May 2013
By magi48 - Published on Amazon.com
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I got an Email about this Space book reissue and I was intrigued. Reading about anything in space is big for me. So I went to Amazon and discovered it was being sold for a real bargain. The best book on things in Space I have ever read. You learn about
the Suns surface. Explore the Milky Way and all the planets in our Solar System. If you like to learn about Space, the Encyclopedia of Space is the best place to start.
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