Exploring the Solar System (Dover Nature Coloring Book)

  • ISBN-13: 9780486403618
  • Author: ["Bruce LaFontaine", "Coloring Books"]
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 1998-01-12
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 48
  • $10.29

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Combining the history of astronomy with the latest advances in space age technologies, this exciting coloring book also joins fun with facts about space exploration and our solar system.Forty-four stunning illustrations, carefully researched and meticulously rendered, depict the geocentric and heliocentric solar system models; Galileo's drawings of the moon; the NEAR (Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous) spacecraft orbiting the asteroid Eros; an astronaut on the lunar surface with an "earthrise" overhead; the Magellan spacecraft penetrating the clouds of Venus to radar-map the continents; the enigmatic "face" on Mars; a U. S. space shuttle and its sleek successor, the Venture Star; plus representations of all the planets and much more.Each illustration is accompanied by a fact-filled caption in this celestial guide, which is sure to fascinate students, teachers, and colorists of all ages.

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