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The Solar System: A Firefly Guide - A Firefly guide (Paperback)
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The Solar System: A Firefly Guide - A Firefly guide (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 04/12/2003
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A concise, illustrated guide to the solar system. Just as the explorers of the sixteenth century unveiled the night skies, the Hubble space telescope and space probes such as Voyager, Pioneer and Cassini are expanding our knowledge of our neighbouring planetary worlds. New fields of research are opening up, such as the exploration of the asteroids and comets. Scientists have recently discovered a new family of trans-neptunal bodies as far away as Neptune's orbit. This discovery may even lead to the demotion of Pluto from a planet to a smaller body. This comprehensive reference explains the origin of stars and the sun and extensively covers each planet. It is illustrated with spectacular photographs and meticulous colour diagrams. * Detailed directory of web sites direct you to new sources of information. * An appealing, authoritative reference for any stargazer of any age. * Firefly Guides are a beautifully produced top-quality Mondadori-printed international co-edition series.

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781552976791
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 190 x 140 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Provides a great deal of well-organized information making it a good addition to any ready-reference collection.--Barbarly Korper McConnell"Library Journal" (04/01/2004)
Compact and easy-to-use resource... The tables (one for each planet) and the cutaway diagrams of planets and moons are especially well done.-- (05/01/2004)
Each page is packed with stunning photographs, illustrative insets, with concise text -- a visual feast.-- (01/01/2004)
Comprehensive reference... spectacular photographs and meticulous color diagrams.-- (01/01/2004)
This comprehensive guide to the solar system provides an abundance of information in an easy to read language coupled with a wealth of photographs and illustrations... a welcome addition to a college or public library.-- (07/01/2004)
A neat little book that packs a lot of information... the prose is clear and accessible.-- (10/01/2004)

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