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Exploring Space : from Galileo to the Mars Rover and beyond
Exploring Space : from Galileo to the Mars Rover and beyond
Jenkins, Martin2017
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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.
Main title:
Exploring Space : from Galileo to the Mars Rover and beyond / written by Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Stephen Biesty.
Imprint:
London ; Sydney : Walker Books, 2017.
Collation:
63 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.
Notes:
Includes glossaryIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
The Solar System . . . and beyond -- Looking at the sky -- Getting into space -- Coming back to Earth -- Surviving in space -- Is there anybody out there? -- Crowded skies -- Where do we go from here? -- Index -- Timelines -- Glossary -- Sources.
ISBN:
9781406360080
Dewey class:
629.4
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryJunior Science and TechnologyJ 629.4 JENOnloan - Due: 11 Dec 2021
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