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A visual guide to the planets and our local star system. This book describes each planet in detail, what the core's are made of, if the planet has a magnetic field and what satellites have visited the planet.
By No scientist, but
Do not get this book to help your child get accurate facts on the solar system. I'm no scientist, just have a general interest in the subject and noticed three glaring errors within the first two or three pages. The sun is not 250 million kilometres from Earth (it's around 150m km), the Sun's surface temperature is not 5000 C (5500-6000) and an earth year is not 365.95 days (365.25). I stopped reading at this point and would urge anyone looking to be educated in the fundamentals of our small part of the universe to look elsewhere.
A fantastic read!
I found this book to be very interesting with up-to-date information in an easy to read format. The diagrams and 3D models are very impressive and enhance the interest of the book by making it interactive as well as aesthetically pleasing. This is a fantastic book and I await with anticipation for the next by Mr Woodward.
An Excellent Read!
I had to download this book for my son, as he loves the cosmos. It kept him busy for hours! It was very clever with the interactive sections especially. My and my boy love it.