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Solar System : A Visual Exploration of the Planets, Moons, and Other Heavenly Bodies that Orbit Our Sun
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Now in paperback, Solar System is the instant, international bestseller and one of the most popular titles in Black Dog & Leventhal's popular science series, which has 1.3 million copies in print.
Never before have the wonders of our solar system been rendered so beautifully or made so accessible to readers of all ages.Solar System takes us on a trip across time and space. We begin with an overview of the formation of the solar system and then travel from its center, the Sun, to its outer edge. We explore each of our eight planets and their moons, asteroids, and comets, as well as essential concepts including solar winds, how planets move, and gravitational dead zones. Every heavenly body is introduced with a gorgeous, full-page image and its key data including orbital data, physical data, and atmospheric composition. Award-winning author and former CalTech radio astronomer Marcus Chown explains everything in his easy-to-understand, exciting style.
Number of Pages: 224
Sub-Genre: Astrophysics + Space Science, Cosmology, Astronomy
Publisher: Hachette Books
Author: Marcus Chown
Street Date: April 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-9211