The Outer Solar System

An Explorer's Guide to the Universe

The sun's warmth--while enjoyed by the inner planets--loses its strength in the outer solar system, as does our knowledge. The mysterious Jovian planets and dwarf planets, ultra-red matter, and short-period comets will fascinate readers endlessly. As NASA's New Horizon mission will tell us more about Pluto and the Kuiper Belt in 2015, this book lays the foundation in anticipation of our impending new truths. The narrative is supported by gorgeous photographs and fascinating sidebars.

* Reviews *

Series Review: An Explorer's Guide to the Universe
"The series is written for those students who enjoy the night skies and beyond. Detail is in-depth so even the adult reader will benefit from these titles. This series would be extremely valuable for the reference collection and science staff."
--Library Media Connection

Series Review: An Explorer's Guide to the Universe
"The set is an excellent introduction to astronomy and space exploration...the set succeeds in collating many disparate bits of information into a cohesive whole. This set would be a good first stop for students preparing science research papers."
--VOYA Magazine
Library Bound Book List: $42.00 / S&L: $35.70
eBook List: $42.00 / S&L: $35.70

Reading Level: 9

Interest Level: 9-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-6153-0014-3
Author : Erik Gregersen
Copyright : 2010
Language : English
Category : Technology, History
Pages : 256
Trim : 7 3/8" x 9 1/4"
Dewey : 523.2
Subject : Technology, History
Binding : Library
BISAC : JNF051000
Glossary • Sidebars • Index • Introductory and Epilogue Material • Further Reading • Annotated Illustrations • Graphic Organizers