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The Handy Space Answer Book
(The Handy Answer Book)
by Phillis Engelbert, Diane L. Dupuis, Neil deGrasse Tyson
- ISBN: 9781578590179 (1578590175)
- Publisher: Visible Ink Press
- Author: Phillis Engelbert, Diane L. Dupuis, Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Format: paperback, 400 pages
- Series: The Handy Answer Book
- Language: english
- Release date: September 1, 1997
- Genres: science, reference, space, astronomy
About The Book
The Handy Answer Book series is an engaging and entertaining line of question and answer books (requiring no previous knowledge of any kind to use) in scientific areas as well as history, sports, and general reference. With 12 titles, the series appeals to students and adults alike, and many more who are, perhaps, different. Every Handy Answer Book provides hundreds of questions you (or someone close to you) wished you’d asked (generally accompanied by a similar number of answers) in a simple-to-use topical arrangement, with lots of photos (some of them in color) and illustrations (hopefully connected to the text).Our best-selling Handy Science Answer Book delivers an expert, easy-to-follow overview of the sciences and is an indispensable family reference, even in families given to dispensing with references.
Information-hungry kids are sure to find The Handy Bug Answer Book and The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book delicious, especially on wheat. The new Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents), is devoted to more than 700 kid-specific questions and answers, including why is the sky blue and what is this thing hanging from my nose? It has range. Like kids.
Science readers of any age will find the Handy titles on physics, weather, geography, the ocean, and space (outer) the cat’s pajamas or, better yet, the parakeet’s sweater, tiny though it may be.
The very helpful Handy History Answer Book surveys, in nearly 700 pages, several thousand years of big events — wars, inventions, religion, disasters, art, epidemics, exploration, catastrophes, philosophy, and many other things that seem to have happened mostly in the past. Find out who did what and why they did it. It’s a wonderful book,and we’re thinking we’d really like to sell more.
With astronomers able to peer ever deeper into space, discoveries that fundamentally change our understanding of the universe continue to accelerate. Dark energy is the new anti-gravity, and strange cosmic explosions don’t behave according to theory. The future is now. Find out why, in spite of gravity, the universe appears to be expanding, what happened during the big bang, why Pluto is maybe not a bona-fide planet (particularly in Manhattan), and answers to 1,200 other very interesting questions in The Handy Space Answer Book. Just what is a light year? Why is gazing across the universe like looking back into time? An easy-to-use general reference for anyone seeking to satisfy their heavenly curiosity or improve their space literacy, it tackles hundreds of technical concepts — space-time continuum, quasars, pulsars, neutron stars, black holes, white dwarfs, dark matter, red giants, super-novas, cosmic strings, bright nebula, neutrinos, interstellar gas, spiral galaxies, planetary motion, solar flares — in everyday language accompanied by a bevy of illustrations. Handy Space also covers cosmology through the ages, profiles major astronomers and physicists, describes major observatories, tours the local solar system and galaxy, and details the history of space exploration.
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