100 things to know about Space by Alex Frith, Alice James and Jerome Martin, illustrated by Shaw Nielsen and Federico Mariani
Synopsis: A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.
Published: April 2016 | ISBN: 978-1409593928 | Age: 3+ years
Mini-bio: Alex Frith, author of the Big Book of Big Dinosaurs, Alex Frith has been writing Usborne books since 2005, covering every subject you can think of, from chemistry to submarines to the human brain. He loves reading comics and watching films. His favourite dinosaur is the pachycephalosaurus. – Love Reading 4 Kids
“I was surprised to learn so much from this book. What I really like about it is that it’s full of unexpected things, it doesn’t shy away from discussing even some of the big questions that we don’t know the answers to just yet. I love that it talks about how astronomers figure things out. For example, how do we know what the sun is made out of in the inside? – we can’t go there and dig a hole, we have to use all sorts of other clever methods. Science is not just facts, it’s a process, and this book addresses all of that in a very engaging way.” – Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize Judges
“Fun, and will no doubt help inquisitive children learn a bit more about the ‘world’ of space.” – BBC Sky at Night magazine
“This beautifully illustrated book tells you the most strange and interesting facts… loads of things a budding scientist might want to know.” – Phoenix magazine
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