Dr. Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System (Hardcover)

By Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Chelen Écija (Illustrator)

Kane Miller, 9781684640348, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2020

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

Just how much would it cost to colonize Mars? Could a human survive on the blistering-hot surface of Venus? Space scientist Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock takes readers on the trip of a light-speed lifetime – from the proximity of the surface of our very own planet to the furthest sectors of the Solar System.


About the Author

"With a genial BBC science educator as guide, a good gander round our stellar neighborhood, from Earth to Oort cloud. ...the substantial factual payload, ably abetted by a closing 'ship's database' that includes a largely female gallery of astronomers and other 'space people,' is lightened by the author/narrator's chatty style. ...a well-informed chaperone gives this one an added boost."
-- Kirkus Reviews


Praise For Dr. Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System

"The book reads like a tour as Dr. Maggie takes you from earth to the moon and then the sun and planets in order of the solar system. The book is so well laid out kids of all ages will surely learn much and desire to learn even more. You’ll find an outstanding glossary at the back."
-- Meridian Magazine

"The main pages include stunning photographs, illustrations, and digital renderings that work well alongside the chatty text. A wondrous introductory tour for any budding astronomer or would-be astronaut."
-- Booklist

"This fun and engaging resource could strengthen astronomy collections."
-- School Library Journal

"With a genial BBC science educator as guide, a good gander round our stellar neighborhood, from Earth to Oort cloud. ...the substantial factual payload, ably abetted by a closing 'ship's database' that includes a largely female gallery of astronomers and other 'space people,' is lightened by the author/narrator's chatty style. ...a well-informed chaperone gives this one an added boost."
-- Kirkus Reviews