An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302700
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302703
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Our Search for knowledge about the universe has been remarkable, heartbreaking, fantastical, and inspiring, and this search is just beginning. This series takes readers through a virtual time warp of our discovery. From the nascent space programs of the 1960's to today's space tourism and the promise of distant planet colonization, readers will be transfixed. Throughout this journey of the mind, Earth-bound explorers gain keen insight into the celestial phenomena that have fascinated humans for centuries. Thrilling narratives about indefatigable scientific contributors and technological advances will rouse the imagination. Each book is lavished with photographs and illustrations that transport readers more deeply into the interstellar action.

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An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series: Astronomical Observations: Astronomy and the Study of Deep Space  (ISBN-10: 1615300546 | ISBN-13: 9781615300549)

The night sky is positively teeming with wonders, from star clusters and nebulae to quasars. Astronomy is the means by which these and other similar phenomena are discovered and observed. This stellar resource traces the path of modern astronomy, from initial efforts to map the heavens to today's use of high-tech telescopic devices that help people delve deeper into celestial discovery.

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An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series: Manned Spaceflight  (ISBN-10: 1615300392 | ISBN-13: 9781615300396)

Space travel is a familiar concept. Such was not the case in the early 20th century, when the United States and the former Soviet Union were locked in a race to send humans into orbit. This book details the history of manned spaceflight, from the development of rockets to the advent of space tourism. Readers also are introduced to the men and women who have been willing to soar into the great unknown.

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An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series: The Inner Solar System: The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars  (ISBN-10: 1615300503 | ISBN-13: 9781615300501)

The planets closest to the Sun—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars—include the world we know and its closest neighbors. However, despite our proximity, these rocky, silicate-based planets still represent so many mysteries yet to discover. Through a trove of images and a narrative bursting with detail, The Inner Solar System imparts what is known about this small corner of the Galaxy, and piques reader interest in the unknown.

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An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series: The Milky Way and Beyond: Stars, Nebulae, and Other Galaxies  (ISBN-10: 1615300538 | ISBN-13: 9781615300532)

The Sun is merely one of some 200 billion stars that make up the Milky Way--and the Milky Way is only one of a billion galaxies in the known universe. Packed with fascinating facts and stunning photography, this book examines the Galaxy humans call home and travels light years away, to the domain of phenomena such as the Oort cloud.

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An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series: The Outer Solar System: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the Dwarf Planets  (ISBN-10: 1615300511 | ISBN-13: 9781615300518)

Beyond Earth's small, red neighbor Mars lie the gaseous, giant planets of the Outer Solar System. This book investigates these behemoths and dwarf planet Pluto, as well as other curiosities within the solar system's farthest reaches, such as asteroid fields and the Kuiper belt.

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An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series: The Universe: A Historical Survey of Beliefs, Theories, and Laws  (ISBN-10: 1615300554 | ISBN-13: 9781615300556)

The universe has been both a subject of study and supplier of fresh mysteries. This book tackles a topic that is infinitely broad with extreme precision and careful organization, bringing the far reaches of the universe squarely into the hands and minds of readers.

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An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series: Unmanned Space Missions  (ISBN-10: 161530052X | ISBN-13: 9781615300525)

Satellites and robotic spacecraft have long travelled where humankind cannot, or dare not, go. By delving into the pages of this book, readers will learn about the technology, people, and organizations that have made fruitful unmanned space missions a reality.

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