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Exploring Space From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond

Written by Martin Jenkins

Illustrated by Stephen Biesty

Exploring Space From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond Synopsis

A fascinating account of space exploration with lavish cross-section illustrations by Stephen Biesty, covering early astronomy, rockets, the Space Race and the future of space-travel. The extraordinary story of space exploration, from Galileo's telescope to the launch of the International Space Station - and beyond! Martin Jenkins' accessible and wide-ranging narrative covers early astronomy, the history of flight, the Space Race, the day-to-day of astronauts in the International Space Station and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and considers where future missions might take us. Stephen Biesty's magnificent cross-section illustrations lay bare the intricate workings of space probes and shuttles, the Mars Curiosity Rover, spacesuits and Soyuz rockets. Back matter includes a comprehensive timeline and glossary of terms. With hours' worth of detail to pore over, this is the perfect gift for all space enthusiasts, young or old.

Exploring Space From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond Press Reviews

The graphics are the real highlight [...] There's bound to be something in here that's new for even the most widely read space enthusiast. - 5 star review * BBC Sky at Night * The illustrations are full of amazing detail [...] This is a fascinating and fact-filled book [...] * Armadillo * [..] an engaging narrative style that makes reading easy and enjoyable [...] An excellent book to inspire an interest in space exploration. * Parents in Touch * Beautifully illustrated [...] this would be a welcome addition to most school library science sections, and would also be welcome as a gift or prize. * The School Librarian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406379815
Publication date: 1st November 2018
Author: Martin Jenkins
Illustrator: Stephen Biesty
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 64 pages

About Martin Jenkins

Martin Jenkins is the author of many groundbreaking Walker non-fiction titles, including Can We Save the Tiger? (overall winner of the SLA Information Book Award), The Emperor's Egg (winner of The Times Junior Information Book Award) and The Story of Money. His adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic adventure story Gulliver's Travels won the Kate Greenaway Medal. Martin lives in Cambridge. Stephen Biesty is the illustrator of the best-selling cross-section titles published by Dorling Kindersley. His first book, Incredible Cross-sections (with text by Richard Platt), has sold over a million copies and been published in 16 countries; his other books include The ...

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