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Smithsonian Discover: Space


Silver Dolphin
Available: 10/01/14
8 x 10 · 64 pages
Ages 8 years and up
CDN $23.95 · be
Hardcover Concealed Spiral

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Denise Baggett

Take a spectacular journey into the farthest reaches of space with the Smithsonian. This engaging and informative guide to the galaxy, the planets, and the universe brings the incredible experience of a visit to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum into the pages of a fun and fantastic book. Smithsonian Discover: Space is organized as a virtual trip through outer space, starting at the edges of the expanding universe, continuing into the spiral Milky Way galaxy, then arriving in our solar system to explore each planet in turn.

And when kids are done gallivanting around the galaxy, there are 12 solar system fact cards, a large double-sided poster, and glow-in-the-dark stars and planets to turn their rooms into a sparkling space scene. So get ready-the Smithsonian is about to take you out of this world to discover the spectacular science of the universe!

Denise Baggett studied music, art, and communications at Pacific Lutheran University, The Evergreen State College, and the University of Washington before becoming an editor and writer. She has worked as an artist, theater director/producer, singer, and percussionist. Her work has appeared in a variety of media, including books, magazines, film, advertising, theater, and the Web. She has worked as an editor for several international publishers, including the Oxford University Press, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and the Princeton University Press. Denise's favorite pastime is writing and reading for children. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, in Olympia, Washington, with her husband and sons, their four chickens, and tabby cats, Pierre Bear and Rupert Peety.