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Astronomy (DK Eyewitness Books) Hardcover – June 30, 2008


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Grade 6-10?This title begins with two-page overviews of the history of astronomy, early instruments used in both astronomy and navigation, and astrology. Double-page spreads on optical and radio telescopes, observatories, spectroscopy, the solar system, the sun and moon, and each planet follow. The book concludes with a discussion of meteors and cosmology. The illustrations consist of small, full-color reproductions of paintings and full-color drawings and diagrams; all have captions that often contain more information than the introductory paragraph they surround. An excellent introduction to the topic.?Margaret M. Hagel, Norfolk Public Library System, VA
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...a mini museum between the covers of a book. [Eyewitness series] -- The New York Times

These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers. [Eyewitness series] -- School Library Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: DK Children; Pck Har/Co edition (June 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756637678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756637675
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.7 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #731,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By April Musgrove on August 9, 2005
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I have always loved astronomy, and was hoping to share it with my children. I love the DK books because of their wonderful pictures and simple explanations, perfect to get kids excited, even great for the beginning adult. This would be a perfect book to go along with a first telescope and a star chart. Great book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carla Hoskins on December 17, 2012
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Purchased this as a gift for my son. I love the historical content and all of the illustrations. I believe it will be a great read for someone who isn't very interested in reading, yet wants to have a good basic reference handy on a subject they love. I personally read through the book before wrapping and was fascinated. Great book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Colonel Electron on January 14, 2012
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Excellent book. I have not been able to find a DK Eyewitness book that I did not like. Reading one is like taking a trip to the museum or planetarium and not leaving your couch. High quality stuff.
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We gave this book to a kid who loves to learn. He really enjoyed the book. If you know someone that has a lot of those "But why" questions, I think he/she will find this fascinating.
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By Ryan J O'Toole on July 24, 2013
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My girlfriend loves space and loves books with the pictures of everything that's out there very clear and high resolution photos
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By DEBBIE fleming on September 10, 2014
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Great book. Using Astronomy as a "elective" in homeschooling. Fast. Great condition book with lots of information.
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