This is an excellent introduction to man's view of the solar system throughout history. There is enough information given in an engaging writing style to interest both adults and children. Fantastic illustrations throughout. The planisphere which makes up the front cover is a very handy pull-out, a usable piece of equipment, as after reading about the constellations, enquiring minds will want to find them for themselves in the clear night skies. The book gives a balanced view of what man has thought about the solar system since man has been looking up at the stars and gives glimpses of what is just upon the horizon of our discovery.
It is a great book to purchase and read with a special child in your life - the gift of wonder.