DK space encyclopedia

by Couper, Heather.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 6 of 9 copies
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In the tradition of DK's acclaimed Children's Encyclopedia series, the DK Space Encyclopedia is a comprehensive school, library, and home reference to the fascinating world of space, from strange phenomena like black holes to the latest stunning images from the Hubble Telescope. Covering cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, and space exploration, the book's clear, informative text and thousands of photos, graphics, cross sections, maps, and charts give children age 8 and up an absorbing, unparalleled view of our universe.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Like most DK titles, this is a fact-filled visual experience, with every page colorfully and carefully illustrated and clearly annotated. Content is organized thematically in chapters--"Observing the Universe," "Exploring Space," "Planets and Moons," "Stars," "Galaxies and Beyond," and "Practical Stargazing" --that introduce astronomical concepts, discoveries, and equipment. Each chapter is divided into smaller sections that consist of several two-page spreads. Sections in "The Stars," for example, include "The Sun," "Life of the Stars," and "Star Death"; among the six spreads in "Star Death" are "Supernovas" and "Black Holes." In addition to captions, most of the text consists of sidebars that provide statistics, historical background, and other information. The concluding section of the volume contains a time line, glossary, brief biographies, and astronomical names. A thorough index and "Find Out More" references link concepts throughout the book. Both adults and children will appreciate the nice overview. Of course, this is an introduction and not a research volume. Users will find a brief paragraph defining the Chandrasekhar limit (related to the gravitational collapse of stars), for example, but not a description of the research that leads to the discovery. Authors Couper and Henbest have collaborated on other well-reviewed titles on the solar system, including How the Universe Works (Reader's Digest, 1994); The New Astronomy (Cambridge, 1996); and The Space Atlas (Harcourt Brace, 1992); and this volume deserves recognition, too. It is a perfect choice for a home bookshelf, where family members will pick it up again and again for browsing. Most school and public libraries will want to have at least one copy. Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Space and the Universe, the CD-ROM that is included with the book, is fine for a glance, with an easy-to-use star finder. Text, sound, and 3-D effects help demonstrate concepts. The CD-ROM isn't aligned with the book in a way that makes it a real companion piece of software. Still, it's free and fun to look at and listen to."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Astronomy -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Space sciences -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile.
Astronomy -- Encyclopedias.
Space sciences -- Encyclopedias.
Publisher New York :DK Pub.,1999
Edition 1st American ed.
Other Titles Space encyclopedia
Contributors Henbest, Nigel.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
System Details System requirements of accompanying disc: Windows 3.x/95; 486DX 33MHz CPU; 4MB (8MB recommended) RAM; 640 x 480 pixels, 256 colors screen display; 10MB available hard drive space; 8 bit sound card (product will not run without sound card); loudspeakers or headphones; mouse.
Description 304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 0789447088
0789408813 (CD-ROM : for sale in N. Amer. only)
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