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First Space Encyclopedia (DK First Reference) Hardcover – January 21, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 7
  • Series: DK First Reference
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN (January 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756633664
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756633660
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great book for kids and adults.
M. Fisher
My 9 year old daughter is a space enthusiast and absolutely loves this book!
Sarah Skeen
Lots of great pictures and text, historical and current.
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75 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Ursula K. Raphael TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 11, 2010
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After reading the product description and the other reviews, I was expecting this book to be centered around the solar system. When in fact, the section on the solar system is one of the smallest sections, and doesn't really go into much detail about the planets -- least of all other space objects like Ceres, Eris, the Kuiper Belt, etc.

The title is very misleading. This is not an encyclopedia about space itself, but rather space science: astronaut training, satellites, and other space technology. They even put in a mention of stormtroopers from Star Wars (space in pop culture), and gave four pages to UFOs.

There is a tremendous amount of information provided, and this is a nice addition to our homeschool library, but I don't understand why our solar system wasn't given more attention. I noticed that a lot of the science facts found in this book could also be found in the DK First Science Encyclopedia.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer E. Burch on February 9, 2009
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We bought this for my daughter on her fifth birthday and she simply adores it. It comes in the car with us, to the dinner table, she's been up many a night reading it when she was supposed to be asleep, etc. This book is very well done with lots of facts that my solar system obsessed daughter didn't know. It's done in accessible language with gorgeous pictures. Highly recommended!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Juniormint on September 23, 2010
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Content is a bit too old for my 5 year old. This is not the books fault as the reading level says 9-12. We have all the DK First reference series and this one will serve her better when she gets a little older. Highly recommend all the DK First reference books. They are wonderful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robin Wood on February 20, 2009
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I bought this book for my four-year old daughter. It's a great first encyclopedia. Lots of photos and interesting information. She's a little young for a book with this much information on one page though. She easily gets distracted by all the shiny objects. At least we can answer her questions. I know she'll grow into this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cassie on January 31, 2013
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I bought this for my 6 year old first grader who needed to do a project on the solar system and I chose this one because we own a couple others like it (love them as well! We have First Encyclopedia and First Science encyclopedia). It is a great book with stunning detailed pictures that I think is perfect for the age range. My daughter loves that there are little fun fact questions on the bottom of every page.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Swtpea on January 24, 2013
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great infomation , A nice book. Got in for my 7 year old grandson. Got it to go with his teleascope.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Shipp on September 10, 2009
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My 7 year old granson wants to be an astronaut. This book has kept him interested and he is reading more and more of it by himself with good understanding. The book focuses on specific yet simple explanations of all aspects of space. It's a winner in my book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Camden Schacher on March 31, 2010
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My 5 year old son has so much fun with this book. The photos and information is outstanding and I have to admit I have wasted away a few hours reading through it myself!
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