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Monday, 17 October 2016

Review: Destination: Space

We are invited by five young people to accompany them on an adventure into Space on a mind-blowing journey of discovery. The journey begins with, and explanation of, the Origins of the Universe and our planet - the Big Bang - and moves right up to the Universe today.

Whatever you have wanted to know about the Universe is told here in brief. But it will satisfy young searching minds, and generate an interest to further research this cluster of invaluable subjects.

We are told how atoms were formed, about the expansion of the Universe, and our Galaxy. There is a Time Line of Events, Space Shuttles, comparisons of Matters, and the science and physics behind the stars. This is only a part of what in included.

This book has been digitally illustrated so the brilliant colours expose up close all the beauty that is out there in Space. It is book is for people (like me) who want to simplify the study of our Universe. The Solar System, Black Holes, Asteroids, Comets and Meteoroids, all the things that I longed to learn about, I found here in simple, accessible language and format.

There is a large folded double-sided poster of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the back, with a perforated edge for easy removal to place on a wall. Beautifully produced and presented with a fantastic layout of framed blocks of information, Destination: Space is an ideal addition to any child’s bookcase and for dipping into any time.

Title: Destination: Space
Author: Dr Christopher Englert
Illustrator: Tom Clohosy Cole
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions, $26.99 RRP
Publication Date: 24 August 2016
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781847808240
For ages: 8+
Type: Junior Non Fiction

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