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National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Universe Hardcover – January 1, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0792227311 ISBN-10: 079222731X Edition: Revised

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society; Revised edition (1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 079222731X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0792227311
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 10.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #535,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After glancing through a friend's copy of this book back in 1980, I saved my money to buy a copy for myself.
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This book is a must for children or adults who want to learn more about astronomy.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
National Geographic Picture Atlas of Our Universe is THE best solar system book. I never really thought anything of the Universe, and the planets, until I found this book! It is amazing! It answers questions my science teacher couldn't answer. It gives detailed, understandable information, with beautiful pictures! After reading this, I can name some of the planet's moons, and how many a planet has! I feel like I know tons more than I ever did about the solar system, and Our Universe!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Karen L. Houle on February 28, 2008
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When I was a child, I would borrow this book from the library as often as I could. It really sparked my interest in the solar system and space in general. Even though the information in the book is considered out-of-date, I believe it is still relevant today. It can stir anyone's interest in astronomy!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A reader on September 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Besides my own copy, I have never seen another one of these books. It's a shame really, because this book combines information and illustration in the way only National Geographic can. The nine planets of our solar system make up the majority of text material here, which goes a long way in preserving the shelf life of this book.

Our Universe begins with a brief history of astronomy entitled from 'Sun Gods to Gamma Rays' and is written in a manner accessible for all ages. Gallant then proceeds to examine our solar system piece by piece, beginning with the sun and then the orbiting planets. Each planet is given its own chapter, complete with graphs of orbital patterns, atmospheric qualities and actual photographs if available. Stunning artwork is peppered throughout, and in my opinion makes this book a treasure.

Finally, Our Universe includes chapters on comets, asteroids and meteors, and the various galaxies outside our own Milky Way. It's a book that everyone can enjoy. Adults might learn something new, and the artwork will garner interest in kids to learn more about our universe.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jay Nightingale on June 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book has fascinated me since I was in the third grade. All of the colorful illustrations and easy to read facts taught me a great deal about the Universe that I am a part of. I must have checked this book out at least twenty times between the third and fifth grade. This book is a must for children or adults who want to learn more about astronomy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 21, 1999
Format: Hardcover
My father used to read sections of this book to my brother and I every night before bed when we were small. Through the wonderful text and outstanding pictures, a love affair w/ astronomy and the search for truth in this reality was set into motion. No other book is as emotive or manages to capture the imagination as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Celia A. Escalante on February 7, 2005
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This book was my favorite growing up. I would take it everywhere: to grandma's house; on doctor's visits. I had at the age of three! I still have parts of it. (I had to tear it apart when my cousins needed me to fax pages from it for their homework projects.)This book gives you a look at how we as Americans have advance upto the 1980's. The pictures are amazing and there is mythological information for each plantet and the sun (Apollo). It even gives scientic information like physics and math. There's a section on men and women scientist who's contributions make our world a better place.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Saturnia on February 4, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I got this book when I was 4, and I still adore it. I read it so many times it literally fell apart. It's out of date, but still wonderful! One of my favorite things about this book is the speculation on what alien species might look like, and how they would live on the planets and moons in our solar system.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Miller on January 12, 2001
Format: Hardcover
During library hours, every week as a child, I rushed to this read Our Universe. With it's easy to understand content, and fascinating ideas is the foundation to my most prized possession. Imagination. Give this gift to every child of 8, and watch her or his mind grow even beyond the scope of television.
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