Don't Know Much About Space (Don't Know Much About...(Paperback))

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  • If Earth is round, why don't people on the other side of the world fall off? (see page 26)
  • Is Mars red because it's embarrassed? (see page 49)
  • If black holes are invisible, how do we know they're there? (see page 86)

Using the popular style that has won millions of readers, best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis blasts off for the stars! With an entertaining question-and-answer format, amusing anecdotes, and fact-filled sidebars, he sets his sights on the mysteries of space.

Humorous illustrations, along with NASA photographs, add fun and excitement to this fascinating and comprehensive book. Davis takes you back to the time when the Babylonians first charted the stars -- over three thousand years ago! You'll uncover amazing facts about the planets and stars, read how people were once convinced that Earth was the center of the universe, and discover how the experience of moonwalking astronauts may someday lead us to become pioneers on other planets.

This book is the perfect companion to Don't Know Much About® The Universe -- and all the other books in the New York Times best-selling Don't Know Much About® series.

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Don't know much about space? Interested in finding out where the good vacation spots would be on Mars if humans ever lived there? Wondering how many stars are out there in the universe? All these answers and 10 billion trillion more can be found in the latest volume from Kenneth C. Davis's fun Don't Know Much About series for kids. Oh wait--10 billion trillion is the number of stars in the universe, not answers in the book. Using a lively, witty question-and-answer format, Davis provides remarkable information about the sun, stars, planets, and the universe, and encourages readers to contemplate such issues as humans' ability to travel to and live in other worlds.

Kenneth Davis, author of the bestselling Don't Know Much About History, as well as Don't Know Much About Planet Earth, Don't Know Much About the Solar System, Don't Know Much About the 50 States, etc., has a special knack for bringing science and history alive. Simple and amusing drawings by illustrator Sergio Ruzzier accompany the text. (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

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