Series: Earth and Space Coloring BookFeaturing Photographs from the Archives of NASAPaperbackChronicle Books9781452160641$21.95GAMES & ACTIVITIES Mar 21, 2017
With more than 35 magnificent images of outer space from NASA, this coloring book will capture the imagination of anyone interested in science, astronomy, and space exploration. Each spread features a full-color photograph from NASA's archives to inspire coloring on the adjacent page.
Series: Space Swirl Colored Pencils10 Two-Tone Pencils Featuring Photos from NASAGeneral merchandiseChronicle Books9781452160986$21.95NON-CLASSIFIABLEMar 14, 2017
Featuring Photos from NASA! Reach new coloring heights with these 10 twotone colored pencils inspired by NASA's deepspace images. Each pencil creates alluring swirls and features informative labels for deep-space identification.The premium colored lead in these pencils is very soft. For best results, please use a manual sharpener.
Series: Kingfisher EncyclopediasThe Kingfisher Space EncyclopediaPaperbackDr. Mike Goldsmith9780753473535$19.50JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 11Jul 03, 2017
This amazing 160-page volume is the perfect guide to space and outer space for children aged seven plus. It is packed with colorful illustrations, step-by-step sequences, and the latest photography to keep children engaged and entertained.Arranged thematically into key areas, the concise text is clear, accurate, and perfectly pitched, making this an unbeatable resource for home and school. Plus, a glossary and index are included along with a list of websites for further learning.
Launch into your favorite card games while immersing yourself in deep space! Each playing card features extraordinary NASA photography and two Pantone colors on beautifully designed card backs. Includes a complete 52-card playing deck, plus 2 jokers.
Series: In FocusIn Focus: SpacePaperbackRaman Prinja9780753473504$17.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 11Jul 18, 2017
Why did scientists send a dog to space? What was the first song to play on Mars? Which planet has the most moons?In Focus: Space has the answers!In Focus is a cool, new information series that's perfect for curious kids. These fun books feature modern, magazine-style pages, including top 10 lists, fast facts, quickfire quizzes, and more! With pages packed with vivid photography and fun facts, kids will have fun learning about the world around them!Each In Focus book features a contents page, glossary, and index, plus front and end flaps on the ... + Read More
Series: The Universe in Your HandA Journey Through Space, Time, and BeyondPaperbackChristophe Galfard9781250076410$24.99SCIENCE Apr 04, 2017
"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic."—Jordan Ellenberg,New York Times besteselling author ofHow Not To Be WrongQuantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their lang... + Read More
Series: Smart KidsSmart Kids: SpaceFor Kids Who Really Love Space!HardcoverRoger Priddy9780312514594$9.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 7May 22, 2012
Open your eyes to a world of discovery with this amazing fact-packed book from Roger Priddy. From the Solar System to the Milky Way, from Mars to Mercury, from UFOs to the Space Shuttle,Smart Kids Space is an ideal first guide to the mysteries and wonders of our incredible universe. Written in an accessible and fun style, the informative text is perfectly complemented by visually stunning, large-sized, full-color photography. Perfect book to introduce children aged three and over to the fascinating world above us.
With all the features that madeThe Ultimate Construction Site Book a bestseller, this oversized volume offers a fact-filled and action-packed look at the amazing universe of outer space. Bursting with 40 flaps, pop-ups, pull tabs, and movable parts,The Ultimate Book of Space provides a richly illustrated, hands-on exploration of space travel, the Earth's place in our galaxy, the solar system, and so much more! Sure to encourage curious young readers to venture deeper into space, this is a must-have book for any budding scientist's library.
Series: Space Matching GameFeaturing Photos from the Archives of NASAGameChronicle Books9781452133904$21.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Sep 08, 2015
NASA's dazzling images from deep space are featured in this eye-popping matching game, which will hone memory and build astronomical knowledge. Marvel at Saturn's rings, Jupiter's storms, the Hubble Space Telescope, spectacular nebulae, and more. Just remember where you spotted a planet, comet, or galaxy to win! Space fans will want to launch into this game again and again!
Series: IQ BooksSpace IQBoard bookRoger Priddy9780312496999$14.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8May 30, 2006
A fascinating look at planets, stars, space exploration and more.Search for alien worlds and life-forms with the Space Quest board game.Build a glow-in-the-dark planetarium.Warning: Choking Hazard - Small parts. Not intended for children under 3 yrs.
Everything young explorers needs to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the all-important question of how to pee in a spacesuit! Unique illustrations take kids to the heart of the action and amazing photos show what the universe is really like. Incredible stories of real-life space exploration for kids aged 8 and up, by author and astrobiologist Professor Mark Brake. More than 300 amazing photographs The perfect present for every aspirant astronaut! About Lonely... + Read More
Basher Basics: Space Exploration, Created & illustrated by Simon BasherFrom Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, astronomy, planet Earth, chemistry and more, comes a book that shines its light into out-of-this-world beings who make the universe tick.Learn about the amazing research that is revolutionizing space exploration, from the pioneering space crafts and equipment known as 'Space Aces' that have been used to delve into deep-space exploration to the scientists kno... + Read More
Series: The Last Man on the MoonAstronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in SpaceFirst EditionPaperbackEugene Cernan9780312263515$25.99BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jul 01, 2000
The basis of the 2014 award-winning feature-length documentary! A revealing and dramatic look at the inside of the American Space Program from one of its pioneers.Eugene Cernan was a unique American who came of age as an astronaut during the most exciting and dangerous decade of spaceflight. His career spanned the entire Gemini and Apollo programs, from being the first person to spacewalk all the way around our world to the moment when he left man's last footprint on the Moon as commander of Apollo 17.Between those two historic events lay more ... + Read More
Series: Space Dictionary for KidsThe Everything Guide for Kids Who Love SpacePaperbackAmy Anderson9781618215154$19.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Aug 01, 2016
Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about astronomy and space, Space Dictionary for Kids is certain to spark any kid's enthusiasm for the solar system and galaxy. Explore cosmology, stars and galaxies, the solar system, space exploration, and exoplanets and astrobiology. Hop on an astronomy timeline to learn the story of how primitive ancient beliefs evolved over centuries to become a high-technology science. Crack up over the humorous sidebars that expand on the topic of space with examples, explanations, diagrams, quizzes, and eve... + Read More
Series: Knowledge EncyclopediasSpace!The Universe as You've Never Seen It BeforeHardcoverDK9781465438065$31.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 10 - 17Sep 01, 2015
Covering everything you want to know about the universe, Space! features stunning 3D images, and is full of information that kids are dying to know.From the publishers of the award-winning Knowledge Encyclopedia comes Space! Truly encyclopedic in scope and fully up-to-date covering the stars and planets, space exploration, and the night sky, Space! is packed with amazing facts and NASA images revealing the wonders of the cosmos—from black holes to the big bang to the planets. Using computer-generated 3D models to explore and open up the most am... + Read More
Series: Eye WonderEye Wonder: SpaceOpen Your Eyes to a World of DiscoveryHardcoverCarole Stott9781465418562$13.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 5 - 9Feb 16, 2016
Explore the solar system, study astronomy, and discover fun facts about space shuttles with Eye Wonder: Space. From the huge volcanoes of Venus to the massive storms on Jupiter, Pluto, and the comets, plus how astronauts sleep in space, the secrets of the stars, and our future in space, every page lets the reader discover new and fascinating facts about our universe.A precursor to DK's award-winning Eyewitness series, Eye Wonder was specially developed for children aged 5+, featuring astonishing photography exhibiting subjects within their natu... + Read More
Series: Ultimate Sticker BookUltimate Sticker Book: SpaceMore Than 250 Reusable StickersPaperbackDK9781465448811$8.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8Jun 21, 2016
Explore Ultimate Sticker Book: Space, an out of this world sticker book filled with amazing facts, fun activities, and more than 250 reusable stickers.Learn about stars, planets, black holes, and more while creating your own stellar space scenes. Travel through space with Ultimate Sticker Book: Space.Taking subjects that kids love, from dinosaurs to baby animals to transportation, DK's Ultimate Sticker Book series is being refreshed and updated and now features more than 250 fun, reusable stickers. Packed with activities that allow children to ... + Read More
Series: DK First ReferenceFirst Space EncyclopediaA Reference Guide to Our Galaxy and BeyondHardcoverDK9781465443434$21.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 6 - 9Jun 14, 2016
Reach for the stars in the updated First Space Encyclopedia!Explore the planets and discover amazing facts about nearby galaxies. A delightful first reference book about space for young astronomers, First Space Encyclopedia takes readers on a journey through the universe, from the beginning of space itself to current space technology.Find out what it takes to be an astronaut, what it is like to live in space, and what they take with them in their suitcases! Children can test their knowledge with quizzes, try out at-home space activities, learn ... + Read More
Series: Visual EncyclopediaSpace Visual EncyclopediaHardcoverDK9781465454720$20.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Nov 01, 2016
From the Big Bang to space exploration and stargazing, young readers will see everything there is to know about space as they blast off on this extraordinary journey with Space Visual Encyclopedia.Kids will discover how galaxies are born, find out the essential facts about our solar system's planets, see how humans first blasted off into the vastness of space, learn about the iconic individuals who played a part in these scientific discoveries over the centuries, and explore the constellations that light up our night sky. Highly visual spreads ... + Read More
Series: Basher ScienceBasher Science: AstronomyOut of this World!PaperbackSimon Basher9780753462904$12.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 10 - 14May 12, 2009
Basher Science: Astronomy, Out of this World! created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green:Like a Facebook for the universe,Astronomy gives every important celestial body and concept its own page, where readers can learn its behaviors, likes, and dislikes up close and personal. From the flashy stars to the shadowy and strange objects that hang out like loners at the edges of the universe, no player goes unnoticed. Every profile has a hip anime-style portrait to round out the picture, but make no mistake: while the presentation ... + Read More
Series: 4th Rock from the SunThe Story of MarsHardcoverNicky Jenner9781472922496$36.00SCIENCE Jun 20, 2017
Mars is ingrained in our culture, from H. G. Wells's 1898 novelThe War of the Worlds toLooney Tunes's hapless Marvin the Martian to David Bowie's extraterrestrial spiders. Ancient mythologies defined the planet as a violent harbinger of war, stargazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position. Science fact is now surpassing science fiction. Robot vehicles have trundled across the planet's surface, beaming back views of its rust-orange surface, and have tested soil and atmosphere to get clues ... + Read More
Series: What If the Earth Had Two Moons?And Nine Other Thought-Provoking Speculations on the Solar SystemPaperbackNeil F. Comins9780312673352$31.25SCIENCE Aug 02, 2011
"What if?" questions have always stimulated people to think in new ways.What if the Earth Had Two Moonsleads us on a fascinating 10 world journey exploring what the Earth would be like if conditions in the universe were slightly different. The answer: Earth would be different, often in ways that would surprise us. The title chapter, for example, gives us a second moon orbiting closer to Earth than the one we have now. The night sky is a lot brighter, but not forever. Eventually the moons collide, with one more-massive moon emerging after a peri... + Read More
Series: Dr. Dave – AstronautGo For Liftoff!How to train like an astronautPaperbackDave Williams9781554519149$14.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 11Apr 11, 2017
Find out what it takes to become an astronaut—from someone who knows! How many kids aspire to become an astronaut one day? Wouldn’t it be great to float in space and do neat experiments? But before all the “fun” begins, it takes an incredible amount of hard work to prepare oneself for the ride of a lifetime. Before they are sent to space, astronauts have to go through spacecraft systems training, wilderness training, underwater training, roller coaster–like flight training, and teamwork training, not to mention science, technology, medical, eng... + Read More
Series: Dr. Dave – AstronautTo Burp or Not to BurpA Guide to Your Body in SpacePaperbackDave Williams9781554518531$14.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 10Oct 11, 2016
An informative and humorous look at what happens to your body in space – by someone who has been there. Of all the questions astronauts are asked by kids, the most frequent one is "How do you go to the toilet in space?" This book not only answers that question, but many others about the effect of zero gravity on the human body: How do you brush your hair in space? What happens when you sweat? What does food taste like? The best thing is that the answers are provided by Dr. Dave Williams, a NASA astronaut who speaks from first-hand experience. ... + Read More
Series: Canadians in SpaceThe Forever FrontierPaperbackJohn Melady9781550029406$27.99HISTORY Aug 24, 2009
In 1984, Marc Garneau became Canadas first astronaut and a national hero. Since then, seven of his fellow citizens have followed in his footsteps, many more than once. This book was written as a twenty-fifth anniversary tribute to these brave men and women who defied tremendous odds, risked their lives, and soared from Earth on sheets of flame.
Series: Maple Leaf in SpaceCanada's AstronautsPaperbackJohn Melady9781554887521$19.99YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION Age (years) from 12 - 15Jan 11, 2011
Marc Garneau, Roberta Bondar, Julie Payette, Robert Thirsk, Chris Hadfield, and more recently, Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque de Soleil, all have one thing in common: they’re some of the very few Canadians who have been in space. The launch of a spaceship is terribly exciting. That’s why thousands of people come to watch. They laugh, cheer, and applaud as the rocket rises. They see the smoke, steam, and white-hot fire as millions of litres of fuel burn in seconds. They feel the chest-thumping impact of the sound. Then they stare upward f... + Read More
Series: Out of OrbitPaperbackChris Jones9780887847936$14.95SCIENCE May 01, 2008
In February 2003, American astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin were on a routine fourteen-week mission maintaining the International Space Station. But then the space shuttle Columbia exploded far beneath them. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts had suddenly lost their ride back to earth.Out of Orbit chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered mission controls in Houston and Moscow as they worked frantically against the clock, ultimately settling on a plan that fe... + Read More
Series: Apollo 8The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the MoonHardcoverJeffrey Kluger9781627798327$42.00HISTORY May 16, 2017
The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to ... + Read More
Includes collectible keychain! Fast forward to the future when outer space is no longer the final frontier, but the ultimate vacation destination! My Tourist Guide to the Solar System & Beyond catapults armchair astronauts on a wild exploration of the planets, moons and stars. By way of a quirky guidebook approach, young readers will survey the lay of the land by hiking the Mariner Valley on Mars, collecting icy pebble souvenirs from a flight through Saturn’s rings, and bouncing on the gravity-light moon Enceladus. Stunning images and photograp... + Read More
Series: DK EyewitnessDK Eyewitness Books: AstronomyDiscover the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Science from Constellations to MoonHardcoverKristen Lippincott9781465408952$21.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Jul 01, 2013
The perfect guide to understanding the mysteries of the planets, stars, and universe, Eyewitness: Astronomy delves into the fascinating world of space, providing a comprehensive look at the discoveries and research that have transformed our understanding of the universe.Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects in words and pictures.
A young scientist's guide to planetary bodies, including how they interact with other elements in the universe and emphasizing how questions and observations can lead to discovery.
Series: The PlanetsPhotographs from the Archives of NASAHardcoverNirmala Nataraj9781452159362$58.00PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 07, 2017
This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteriesof the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to ... + Read More
Series: Earth and Space 100 PostcardsFeaturing Photographs from the Archives of NASAPostcard book or packNirmala Nataraj9781452159386$29.95PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 12, 2017
This stunning collection of photographs lets fans of NASA, science, and space exploration share the wonders of the cosmos with friends and family. Featuring astonishing images of Earth from above, the phenomena of our solar system, and the celestial bodies of deep space—all paired with informative captions—this collection of 100 different postcards infuses any correspondence with out-of-this-world splendor.
Series: Scientists in the FieldImpact!Asteroids and the Science of Saving the WorldHardcoverElizabeth Rusch9780544671591$26.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 10 - 12Nov 14, 2017
Asteroids bombard our atmosphere all the time. Some are harmless, burning up in a flash of light. But others explode with a great sonic boom, smashing windows and throwing people to the ground. Worst of all, some asteroids strike our planet, blasting out massive craters and destroying everything nearby on impact. Follow the award-winning author Elizabeth Rusch into the field with scientists as they search for dangerous asteroids in space, study asteroids that have smashed into the ground, and make plans to prevent an asteroid strike if one ever... + Read More
Series: The Planet FactoryExoplanets and the Search for a Second EarthHardcoverElizabeth Tasker9781472917720$36.00SCIENCE Nov 07, 2017
Twenty years ago, the search for planets--and life--outside the solar system was a job restricted to science fiction writers. It is now one of the most rapidly growing fields in astronomy, with thousands of these "exoplanets" discovered so far. The detection of these worlds has only been possible in the last decade, with the number of discoveries increasing enormously over the last year following the findings of the Kepler Space Telescope. These new worlds are more alien than anything in fiction. Planets larger than Jupiter with years la... + Read More
Series: Did You Know? SpaceAmazing Answers to More than 200 Awesome Questions!HardcoverSarah Cruddas9781465461865$28.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 6 - 8Sep 05, 2017
Did You Know? Space answers all the probing questions children ask about space.What are shooting stars? Why is Jupiter stripy? Is anyone else out there? Featuring the most amazing space pictures from NASA, as well as the latest space exploration news, this is a book perfect for young space fans as well as children new to the subject. Covering the solar system, stars, galaxies, and space exploration, the book has clear and simple text, meaning information is easily accessible and utterly fascinating for this age range. Featuring answers to more ... + Read More
Series: Star Finder!A Step-by-Step Guide to the Night SkyPaperbackDK9781465464750$21.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12Oct 10, 2017
From Orion to the Pleiades and Cassiopeia to Aries, this simple guide to star-hopping will takes kids on an exciting journey around the night sky’s most famous constellations.Budding astronomers will love this stunning, new approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying more than 20 constellations across the northern hemisphere, and making the night sky easier to navigate than ever before. From the constellations of the Zodiac to our very own Milky Way, kids can learn the learn the fascinating stories behind each constella... + Read More
An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos—from ancient times to the present day.From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biogr... + Read More
A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year.Explore the wonders of the night sky in The Practical Astronomer. Informative and easy-to-use with illustrated, step-by-step instructions and star charts with constellations visible all over the globe, the book offers practical advice with naked-eye observation, while illustrated instructions show readers how to setup and use binoculars and telesco... + Read More
Science is vital for every inhabitant of today’s world, and being scientifically informed and literate is a crucial part of any child’s education. Science can seem daunting –- especially as scientific knowledge advances so quickly –- and this volume is the perfect purchase for any family. It will bear repeated use by all the family from 10+ through the teenage years.Fully updated for this new 4th edition with the very latest facts and data; clear text and more than 1000 photos and illustrations will inform and amaze.
The revealing backstory of spaceflight before the establishment of NASA.NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969, but itsprehistory is an important and rarely told tale.Breaking the Chains of Gravity looks at the evolving roots of America's space program--the scientific advances, the personalities, and the rivalries between the various arms of the United States military.America's space agency drew together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer. The National A... + Read More
Series: Smart KidsSmart Kids Spacewith more than 30 stickersPaperbackRoger Priddy9780312522896$7.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8Apr 03, 2018
Exploring the planets of our solar system and much more,Smart Kids Spaceis an ideal first guide to the mysteries of our incredible universe.Perfect for helping children in elementary or first grade with school projects, it is packed with amazing photographs and accessible, informative text to help kids learn facts.With over 30 stickers just for fun, this paperback book is a must-have for kids who are interested in the wonders of space.
Series: AllAboutSpaceHardcoverGeraldine Krasinski9782745995506$21.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Jun 05, 2018
Flaps, pull tabs, and many other movable parts show young readers an amazing universe beyond Earth! From astronaut training and rocket launches to landing on the moon and working on the space station, this book is filled with age-appropriate information and provides a fascinating introduction to the world of space exploration.
Series: Amazing AdventuresBlast off to SpacePaperbackK.C. Kelley9781681522715$11.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Feb 06, 2018
What's more fun than exploring? In this beginning reader series, young readers will dive deep, journey far, and discover new parts of their world. Colorful action photos and carefully chosen text makes reading these books truly an Amazing Adventure! This beginning reader takes young people out of this world and into space! Using text aimed at emergent readers, each book also features vocabulary specific to its place in the world. Colorful photos make exploring fun!
Series: SpotSpacePaperbackK.C. Kelley9781681522494$11.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Feb 06, 2018
The beautiful and complex natural world becomes understandable and accessible in this series for emergent readers. A search-and-find feature guides early readers as they learn new vocabulary pertaining to different parts of nature, including plants, biomes, weather, and more. Carefully chosen photos and words are sure to captivate kindergarteners and other readers alike! This search-and-find book invites emergent readers to look for new vocabulary words andpictures while giving simple facts about what lies above the clouds and into the vast uni... + Read More
Series: Information BooksOur Solar SystemNovelty bookArthur John L'Hommedieu9781846435942$13.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 16Nov 15, 2017
Packed with information, this book opens before us like a tunnel through space, enabling us to make a fascinating tour of the planets in our solar system. Revised and updated, the new edition of this three-dimensional information book encourages children to study interesting data about each of the planets. Larger trim size and additional spread.
Series: Dr. Dave – AstronautMighty Mission MachinesFrom Rockets to RoversPaperbackDave Williams9781773210124$14.95JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 9 - 12Apr 10, 2018
Check out the amazing machines that make space travel possible.From the spaceship itself to the wrench needed to make in-flight repairs, machines of every kind are the backbone of space travel. In this, the third book in the Dr. Dave Astronaut series, the former NASA astronaut takes readers on a tour of the incredible equipment that allows humans to travel, live, and work in space: Kids will be fascinated to find out: · How spacecraft have evolved from the 1960s to today · How rockets power the spacecraft for liftoff—and enable ... + Read More
Series: AstronomyA Visual GuideHardcoverDK9781465473622$39.00SCIENCE Aug 07, 2018
An accessible but genuinely comprehensive illustrated handbook of every aspect of astronomy, featuring the latest discoveries and the most recently available images of the universe.Take a tour of the universe, from the 90-mile-wide impact craters on the moon to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot—a 400 mph swirling storm that started before anyone on Earth was born.This stunningly illustrated handbook is split into eight sections that cover every aspect of astronomy. Learn about the history of discoveries in the field and astronomical phenomena, from the ... + Read More
Series: Baby UniversityABCs of SpaceBoard bookChris Ferrie9781492671121$14.99JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) to 3May 01, 2018
This alphabetical installment of the Baby University series is the perfect introduction for even the youngest astronomers!The ABCs of Space is a colorfully simple introduction for babies—and grownups—to a new astronomical concept for every letter of the alphabet. Written by an expert, each page in this mathematical primer features multiple levels of text so the book grows along with your little mathematician.Also in the Baby University Series:ABCs of ScienceABCs of PhysicsAstrophysics for BabiesBaby University: It only takes a small spark to ig... + Read More
Series: Rocket BillionairesElon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space RaceHardcoverTim Fernholz9781328662231$40.00SCIENCE Mar 20, 2018
The inside story of the new race to conquer space, as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos spend billions of their own money to explore the final frontier For the largerâ??thanâ??life personalities now staking their fortunes on the development of rocket ships, the new race to explore space could be a dead end, a lucrative opportunity — or the key to humanity’s salvation. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos take center stage in this fastâ??paced narrative as they attempt to disrupt the space economy, feed their own egos, and maybe even save the world. We also meet a... + Read More
The cosmos comes to life in this truly spectacular look at our ever-expanding universe through the lens of the Hubble telescope. “Gasp-worthy photographs. . . . This title should be essential reading.” —The Bulletin Have you ever wished you could travel back in time? Visit a galaxy light-years away? See a star being born? The Hubble telescope has allowed scientists to do just that. Its dazzling images have transformed astronomy, shedding light on the deepest mysteries of the cosmos and helping scientists find new galaxies and look back in time ... + Read More
Series: Catching StardustComets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar SystemHardcoverNatalie Starkey9781472944009$36.00SCIENCE Jun 05, 2018
An up-close and personal look at comets and how we can use these ancient voyagers to understand our place in the solar system.Icy, rocky, sometimes dusty, always mysterious--comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants, formed within a swirling cloud of gas and dust in the area of space that eventually hosted the Sun and its planets. Locked within each of these extra-terrestrial objects is the 4.6-billion-year wisdom of Solar System events, and by studying them at close quarters using spacecraft we can coerce them i... + Read More
Series: 4th Rock from the SunThe Story of MarsPaperbackNicky Jenner9781472922526$24.00SCIENCE Oct 09, 2018
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Red Planet, revealed in an up-close and personal tour of Mars.Mars is ingrained in our culture, from H. G. Wells's 1898 novelThe War of the Worlds toLooney Tunes' hapless Marvin the Martian to David Bowie's extraterrestrial spiders. Ancient mythologies defined the planet as a violent harbinger of war, stargazers puzzled over its peculiar motion, and astrologers defined human personalities by its position. Science fact is now surpassing science fiction. Robot vehicles have trundled across the planet's... + Read More
Series: Chasing New HorizonsInside the Epic First Mission to PlutoHardcoverAlan Stern9781250098962$36.50SCIENCE May 01, 2018
Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players.On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the ... + Read More
Series: Apollo 8The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the MoonPaperbackJeffrey Kluger9781250182517$23.50HISTORY May 01, 2018
The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph.In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to... + Read More
Series: 3-2-1 Blast Off!A Journey to Our Solar SystemBoard bookHaily Meyers9781423650331$18.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 0 - 5Sep 11, 2018
Take your little one on a journey through space! In this oversized illustrated lift-the-flap board book, toddlers embark on a journey through space. They’ll visit the moon, the International Space Station, and Earth’s neighbors in the solar system, seeing the Mars Rover, Jupiter’s Red Spot, Saturn’s rings, and more before coming safely back to their own beds in 3-2-1 Blast Off! A Journey to Our Solar System. From the creators of Gotta Go, Buffalo! and the All Aboard series. Lexile: 590L Haily and Kevin Meyers are the husband and wife team be... + Read More
Series: The Night Sky50 PostcardsPostcard book or packPrinceton Architectural Press9781616897345$24.95NON-CLASSIFIABLENov 20, 2018
What is our place in the universe? For as long as humans have asked this question, we've looked to the night sky for answers. Whether through sketches, scientific experiments, photography, or painting, we are fascinated by the study of what lies beyond. This handsome foil-stamped box holds fifty postcards, each with a single sublime image: pages from Galileo's sketchbooks, Chinese star maps, artist interpretations of the universe, and rarely seen images from the NASA archives. This sparkly box is perfect for your favorite stargazer or celestial... + Read More
Series: Written in the StarsConstellations, Facts and FolkloreHardcoverAlison Davies9781787131767$24.99SCIENCE Aug 07, 2018
For anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and longed to know more about the constellations that inhabit it then this is the perfect guide to discovering the stars. Written in the Stars will lead you through the heavens above as you discover the scientific facts, legends, and myths that surround the 88 constellations of the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Uncover the patterns in the stars through the richly illustrated pages of this charming bookas each entry brings each constellation to life in the magical artwork of this book. Beau... + Read More
Series: 8 Little PlanetsBoard bookChris Ferrie9781492671244$15.99JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) to 3Oct 02, 2018
A delightfully fun, fact-filled planetary tale from the creator of the Baby University series! Travel around the solar system and celebrate what makes each planet unique! From Neptune to Mercury and all the planets in between, each one is different and each one is happy to be what they are.Old slow Neptune looks a bit behind. Orbiting the Sun takes an awful long time. But the 8th little planet doesn't need to worry. It spins on its axis in a really big hurry!Vibrant, joyful art, playful verse, and a fun die-cut shape are sure to have astronomer... + Read More
Do you know why stars twinkle? It's time to find out!Written to the classic melody of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" by an expert in astrophysics, this book is the perfect introduction to the real science behind the magic of stars. Discover how stars are created, what they're made of, and even what makes them look like they're twinkling. Stars are not only great for wishing upon, but they are also spectacular examples of scientific magic. From atmospheric turbulence to fusing atoms, these delightful (more accurate!) lyrics will become your new f... + Read More