A fascinating account of space exploration with lavish cross-section illustrations by Stephen Biesty, covering early astronomy, rockets, the Space Race and the future of space-travel.
The extraordinary story of space exploration, from Galileo's telescope to the launch of the International Space Station - and beyond! Martin Jenkins' accessible and wide-ranging narrative covers early astronomy, the history of flight, the Space Race, the day-to-day of astronauts in the International Space Station and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and considers where future missions might take us. Stephen Biesty's magnificent cross-section illustrations lay bare the intricate workings of space probes and shuttles, the Mars Curiosity Rover, spacesuits and Soyuz rockets. Back matter includes a comprehensive timeline and glossary of terms. With hours' worth of detail to pore over, this is the perfect gift for all space enthusiasts, young or old.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 289 x 249 x 7 mm
"The illustrations are full of amazing detail [...] This is a fascinating and fact-filled book [...]" * Armadillo *
"[..] an engaging narrative style that makes reading easy and enjoyable [...] An excellent book to inspire an interest in space exploration." * Parents in Touch *
"Beautifully illustrated [...] this would be a welcome addition to most school library science sections, and would also be welcome as a gift or prize." * The School Librarian *
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