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Our solar system

Author: Seymour Simon
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Primary school : English : Updated edition, revised editionView all editions and formats
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Takes readers on an interplanetary tour from the sun to the ever-mysterious Mars, and then, thanks to the Voyager missions, to the planets beyond. Describes the origins, characteristics, and future of the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Simon
ISBN: 9780062333797 0062333798 9780061140105 0061140104 9781480666993 1480666998
OCLC Number: 865063512
Notes: "Updated edition"- title page; "Revised edition"- verso page.
Target Audience: Ages 6-10.
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Other Titles: Our solar system : all about planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and more!
Responsibility: Seymour Simon.

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Takes readers on an interplanetary tour from the sun to the ever-mysterious Mars, and then, thanks to the Voyager missions, to the planets beyond. Describes the origins, characteristics, and future of the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets.

Our Solar System was born almost 5 billion years ago at the edge of the Milky Way galaxy. In over fifty dramatic, full-color photographs and an easy-to-read text, award-winning author Seymour Simon takes you on a fascinating tour of the nine planets, dozens of moons, and thousands of asteroids, meteoroids, and comets that travel around our sun. First, Simon explores the star at the center of our Solar System -- from the constant nuclear explosions at its core to the giant storms on its surface as geysers of flaming gas over a hundred thousand miles long rise and fall in just a few hours. You will also learn about the four rocky inner planets, from airless Mercury to fiery Venus, her sister planet, Earth, and mysterious Mars. Then join the thrilling Voyager missions to explore the four gaseous outer planets: gigantic Jupiter, ringed Saturn, tilted Uranus -- the planet "lying on its side" -- and windy Neptune. You will finish your journey at distant Pluto, then visit the asteroid belt and examine comets, the "dirty snowballs" in space. -- Publisher description

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Our Solar System

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2015-03-02) Excellent Permalink

This is the perfect book for kids who like space. It has excellent pictures of our planets and some of the moons in our solar system. The planets are explained in detail and the information about them is quite fascinating. The sky and all it holds seems so small until you better understand the solar...
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