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An earthling's guide to outer space : everything you ever wanted to know about black holes, dwarf planets, aliens, and more / Bob McDonald.

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  • ISBN: 9781982106850
  • ISBN: 1982106859
  • Physical Description: x, 225 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Simon & Schuster Canada edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Simon & Schuster, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This Simon & Schuster Canada edition October 2019"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
The great beyond: answers to the big questions -- Home, sweet home: our planet Earth -- Fly me to the moon... and beyond: humans in space -- Weird, wacky, and wonderful: strange galactic phenomena.
Summary, etc.:
"Beloved science commentator Bob McDonald takes us on a tour of our galaxy, unraveling the mysteries of the universe and helping us navigate our place among the stars. How big is our galaxy? Is there life on those distant planets? Are we really made of star dust? And where do stars even come from? In An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space, we finally have the answers to all those questions and more. With clarity, wisdom, and a great deal of enthusiasm, McDonald explores the curiosities of the big blue planet we call home as well as our galactic neighbours--from Martian caves to storm clouds on Jupiter to the nebulae at the far end of the universe. So if you're pondering how to become an astronaut, or what dark matter really is, or how an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, look no further. Through a captivating mix of stories, experiments, and illustrations, McDonald walks us through space exploration past and present, and reveals what we can look forward to in the future. An Earthling's Guide to Outer Space is sure to satisfy science readers of all ages, and to remind us earthbound terrestrials just how special our place in the universe truly is."-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic format.
Subject: Astronomy > Miscellanea > Juvenile literature.
Questions and answers.
Espace extra-atmosphérique > Miscellanées > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Univers > Miscellanées > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Astronomie > Miscellanées > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
SCIENCE / Reference.
SCIENCE / Space Science / Astronomy.
Outer space > Miscellanea > Juvenile literature.
Universe > Miscellanea > Juvenile literature.
Outer space.
Outer space.
Genre: Trivia and miscellanea.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.