Author: Dean Regas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-10-01
A guided tour through the universe--and beyond! From the sun's super-hot core to the many moons of Neptune, we're traveling to the far reaches of our solar system and beyond! Astronomer Dean Regas presents Facts from Space!--an exciting education on everything outside our atmosphere. Inside, you'll discover space facts and celestial trivia, including: A day on Venus is longer than its year. Early space missions ejected human waste into space, where it froze into intricate crystals that still float in space today. After being in space, some astronauts returned to Earth up to 2 inches taller than when they left. The stars in the Big Dipper are shifting among themselves and will look like a "Big Spatula" by the year 75,000. And more! Packed with fascinating information, it's a stellar read for sci-fi fans and at-home astronomers alike!
Author: Jack Goldstein
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
In this amazing eBook you can find more than one hundred facts about space. Separated into sections such as our solar system, the moon, the sun, space travel and many more, you will find some fascinating information inside! Whether you are working on an astronomy project or you just want to know more about our incredible universe, this is an excellent addition to your bookshelf. Find the information you need, fast!
Normally, you’ll be training really hard to become an astronaut who gets to experience what it’s like to be in space. This book, however, presents a shortcut. You will be learning fun facts about space that will influence your imagination so you can “experience” space on your own. So what are you waiting for? Get a copy and enjoy the read today!
Author: Amy Sklansky
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Amy Sklansky and Stacey Schuett give young explorers the moon and stars and beyond! The mysteries of the universe and the science of space exploration are perennialy popular subjects, and Out of This World is a wonderful introduction. Amy Sklansky has written evocative poems about planets and stars and rockets and moon landings and satellites. Each poem is supported by additional facts and explanations in the margins. Stacey Schuett brings it all to life with color-soaked skies and beautiful perspectives in her fabulous paintings. Space is a subject too grand for poetry or prose alone, so this book offers both to help readers truly appreciate our place in space.
Each book in this series contains 1000 bulletpoints on 100 topics, accompanied by detailed artwork and photographs and fascinating information panels. They are ideal for use at home or at school, and support Key Stages 2 and 3. This title focuses on space.
Did you know that on Venus the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east? Or that Saturn is so light it would float on water? Or that some stars are 100 times the size of our Sun? Explore our amazing universe with 500 facts presented in a highly visual way. Packed full of jaw-dropping details, incredible infographics and fully illustrated throughout, this handy book is the perfect guide to the Sun, stars and planets for readers aged 8 and up.
Look into the night sky. Humans have been trying to understand space for thousands of years. Sometimes the truth is more complicated than we originally thought. Get the real facts about outer space, and drop the fibs!
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2011-09-29
By Space Possessed brings together Clarke's essays on travel to the planets and beyond in a form where they can be read individually or as a continuing narrative. It describes the history of an enthusiasm that took a Somerset farm boy to international fame, starting with the delightful, self-deprecating humour of the early days of British Interplanetary Society and proceeding to deeper concerns when at last the early daydreams, mocked by so many, began to come radiantly true. Along the way there are delights of Clarke's prediction of the Moon landing, the lecture which prompted Bernard Shaw to join the British Interplanetary Society and the birthpangs of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Humanity's future lies in space. These ever-topical essays, covering crucial years of interplanetary speculation and exploration show that one man, Arthur C. Clarke, has always been capable of foreseeing possibilities and probabilities, and opening up magnificent vistas to those willing to look with unblinkered eyes and minds. This is a testament to his vision.
Author: Jason Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Philosophers have long been tempted by the idea that objects and properties are abstractions from the facts. But how is this abstraction supposed to go? If the objects and properties aren't 'already' there, how do the facts give rise to them? Jason Turner develops and defends a novel answer to this question: The facts are arranged in a quasi-geometric 'logical space', and objects and properties arise from different quasi-geometric structures in this space.