Stars by Adam Ford
A Family Guide to the Night Sky (Discover Together Guides)

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Punch-out cards ask readers to seek out specific constellations and sketch star positions to gain a sense of Earth’s rotational movement. Four pages of stickers are included, as is a matching game and a detachable map of constellations in the northern and southern skies.
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Who isn’t fascinated by the sheer size of the universe? Stars offers a straightforward guide to what we know and how we know it—from the Big Bang to star nurseries andto the beginnings of life on planet Earth. Find out why you can’t draw a diagram of the solar system to scale, discover how gravity holds our planet together, and learn why we’re all made of stardust.
 
Included inside:
• season-by-season guide to stargazing
• double-sided star chart covering the northern and southern hemispheres
• pull-out activities, including Test Your Eyesight cards and a “What do you weigh on other planets?” spinning wheel, plus four sheets of stickers
 

About Adam Ford

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ADAM FORD is an ordained Anglican priest, now retired, and is both a keen stargazer and an enthusiastic grandparent—the perfect combination for the challenging task of explaining the universe to the under-twelves. He has an MA in Indian Religions and lectures on astronomy, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
 
Published September 2, 2015 by The Ivy Press. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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on May 28 2018

Punch-out cards ask readers to seek out specific constellations and sketch star positions to gain a sense of Earth’s rotational movement. Four pages of stickers are included, as is a matching game and a detachable map of constellations in the northern and southern skies.

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