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    • ISBN:9780750298834
    • Publication date:11 Apr 2019
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Our Universe

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If you've ever wondered what keeps the universe going, you've come to the right place. Using fascinating infographics, discover the fundamental processes of space: how comets make tails, a star dies and galaxies are created.

There are endless facts to learn about space, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how the universe works? It expands and changes thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding it. It's time to discover how stars are born, how black holes are made and how the Sun shines. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about the universe - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!

TOPICS:
Space is big!
How to look into space
How space rockets work
How to get into orbit
How to land on a planet
How planets are made
How comets make tails
How a star is born
How to make the sun shine
How a star dies
How to make a black hole
How to make a galaxy
How to make a universe

The Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world (and the universe) go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.

Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:
Life on Earth
Machines and Motors
Our Planet
Today's Technology
Your Body

Biographical Notes

Jon Richards is an award-winning author of non-fiction books for children. He specialises in visual literacy, infographics and data visualisation.

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  • ISBN: 9780750298827
  • Publication date: 22 Sep 2016
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Wayland
Exceptionally comprehensive — Parents In Touch
The Inforgaphic series has a very strong and attractive graphic style with a good level of technical vocabulary and print to image ratio for KS2/3 readers. Several of the TRY THIS sections involve real world maths which will please parents and teachers alike. The answers to these are found at the back alongisde a very useful glossary. It bridges KS2 & 3 science curricula quite well. This is a very well-produced book that would stand up to a lot of wear in a KS2/3 class or scholl library and would be a popular choice for those children who prefer to read non-fiction. — The School Librarian
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Authors:
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