Out of this World by Clive Gifford
All the Cool Things You Wanted to Know About Space

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Are you baffled by the Big Bang? Curious about what it’s like to walk on the moon? Wondering if someday you might meet an alien? Dreaming of becoming an astronaut? This fun, comprehensive book is bursting with all the cool things you ever wanted to know about space. In Out of Space you will discover . . .

·        The Earth, the Moon, and in Between—From the birth of our planet and its fascinating blueprint to its amazing atmosphere and our nearest neighbor, the moon!

·        Earth's Neighborhood—From the eight planets in our solar system and the characteristics that set them apart to the mystifying facts about comets and meteoroids.

·        Seething Stars and Giant Galaxies—From the life of the star and its various sizes and shapes to the 200 billion that make up the Milky Way.

·        Stargazing—From the accounts and theories of the ancient astronomers to today’s scientists and their search for the extraterrestrial.

·        Exploring Space—From the first-known rockets to today’s mighty spacecraft and the famous missions that advanced our exploration.

·        How It All Began . . . and Might End—From scientists’ theories about the dawn of time to the fierce debate about how, when—and if—the universe may end someday.
 

About Clive Gifford

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CLIVE GIFFORD is an award-winning author with over 150 books published for children and adults, including Out of This World, Wow Science, and Discover the Extreme World. His books have garnered much praise and won the Children's Choice, NAPPA Gold Star, TES Book of the Year, and Smithsonian awards.ANDREW PINDER initially worked as an archaeologist and prehistorian. Upon moving to Mallorca, he began work as an illustrator, painter, and muralist. He has worked in various public and private collections. As an illustrator, he has worked on more than 20 books, mainly for children.
 
Published September 27, 2012 by Readers Digest. 140 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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