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    Discovering the Universe

    Discovering the Universe

    Giles Sparrows
    Early humans turned what they could see above them into rich creation myths. Later philosophers created cosmologies that pushed myth closer toward empiricism. The flat disc universe yielded to celestial spheres, and the stationary Earth at the center of it all yielded to a spinning planet in a heliocentric solar system that was one of only untold hundreds of billions of solar systems in hundreds of billions of galaxies...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092648
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    Our Solar System

    Our Solar System

    Giles Sparrows
    In a mind-bogglingly vast universe, our solar system feels like a comparatively cozy home, perched out on one of the outer arms of the spiral Milky Way galaxy. Formed 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant molecular cloud, it is comprised of eight terrestrial and gaseous planets, several hundred dwarf planets, nearly five hundred moons, and other small bodies such as asteroid belts, comets, and dust clouds...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092679
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    Our Universe

    Our Universe

    Giles Sparrows
    Your readers will take a thrilling and mind-boggling voyage of discovery throughout the universe with this information-packed and gorgeously illustrated volume. And when we say "the universe," we mean all of space and time and all that is contained within them, including planets, moons, stars, galaxies, matter, and energy...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092631
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    Space Travel

    Space Travel

    Giles Sparrows
    From the shocking launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik and the subsequent acceleration of the American space program to the first manned space flights, the moon landings, and the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, the history of space travel is full of fascinating stories, technological marvels, hair-raising and death-defying feats of courage, and an inspiring spirit of both adventure and discovery...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092686
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    The Night Sky

    The Night Sky

    Giles Sparrows
    On any clear night, the night sky offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects, visible to the naked eye: stars, constellations, bright planets, the moon, human-made satellites, and sometimes even meteor showers or the International Space Station...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092662
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    The Stars

    The Stars

    Giles Sparrows
    Luminous spheres of plasma held together by their own gravity, each star is born out of the collapse of gaseous nebula and develops a core that radiates astounding amounts of energy, the result of thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium, through its interior and across outer space...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766092655
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