The Story of Space: Satellites by Steve Parker
  

The Story of Space: Satellites

Written by Steve Parker
Illustrated by
Part of the The Story of Space Series

Synopsis

The Story of Space: Satellites by Steve Parker

More than 3,000 satellites have been placed in orbit around Earth since the very first, Sputnik 1, made history in 1957. Satellites perform a huge variety of functions. From the huge Hubble Space Telescope to weather and communications satellites, these objects make a difference to our lives here on Earth every day. How do they get there, how do they stay up there and what job does each of them do? Find out in this in-depth look at all kinds of satellites.Six books that reveal the thrilling journeys, triumphs and disasters that men and women have experienced in the exploration of our universe. These books examine the mind-blowing technologies involved in space endeavours and tells the all too human stories of some of the key figures.

About the Author

Steve Parker is an award-winning science author for children and adults. After gaining a degree in Zoology and working at the Natural History Museum, Steve moved into educational publishing and has now written more than 300 titles. He is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Steve Parker
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Author's Website

www.steveparker.co.uk/

Publisher

Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

28th April 2015

ISBN

9781445140469


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