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Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System

Extent: 128 pages

Size: 246x189mm

Publication Date:

Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9781780555751

Categories: Buster Reference

About the Book

This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System – visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where no human has been before.

Along the way, kids can discover how we could live on Mars, learn about the hunt for a mysterious super-Earth, have a snowball fight on Mercury, climb the tallest mountain in the Solar System and much, much more. From spotting solar flares on the Sun to exploring objects at the edge of the icy Oort Cloud, this fun, action-packed title leaves no question unanswered and no meteorite unturned.

Publication Date: 05/09/2019

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781780555768

Categories: Buster Reference

About the Book

This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System – visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where no human has been before.

Along the way, kids can discover how we could live on Mars, learn about the hunt for a mysterious super-Earth, have a snowball fight on Mercury, climb the tallest mountain in the Solar System and much, much more. From spotting solar flares on the Sun to exploring objects at the edge of the icy Oort Cloud, this fun, action-packed title leaves no question unanswered and no meteorite unturned.

About the Author

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience and demonstrating that you ‘don’t need a brain the size of a small planet’ to understand, participate in and enjoy science.

Maggie is committed to inspiring new generations of astronauts, engineers and scientists through her 'Tours of the Universe'. She shares the wonders of space, and has given these talks to over 60,000 people across the globe. Her programme Do We Really Need the Moon? (BBC 2), which explored our intimate relationship with the moon, showed just that. The programme earned Maggie the Talkback Thames new talent award at the prestigious Women in Film and TV Awards in December 2011. She went on to present a follow up Do We Really Need Satellites? (also BBC 2) and was one of the Scientists on Channel 4’s Brave New World as well as regular stints on The One Show. She is currently presenting the new series of The Sky At Night on BBC 4 and Mini Stargazing for CBeebies. In 2009, Maggie was appointed an MBE for her services to science and education.

Reviews

  • 'This fantastic, imaginative reference book would be a wonderful resource in the classroom and treasured by any young person with an interest in space', BookTrust
  • 'A fun guide to the Solar System', Radio Times
  • 'Inspiring... It does exactly what books like this should
  • answering all the questions readers will have, while inspiring them to future journeys of discovery', LoveReading4Kids, Andrea Reece
  • 'Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System makes you feel like you're pottering around the planets in your own spaceship', First News
  • 'A fantastic tour, right from the Sun all the way out past Pluto and beyond!', Fun Kids Radio, Science Weekly
  • 'The perfect guide to the universe we live in', Primary Times
  • 'A cleverly presented and engaging personal tour of the Solar System, Dr Maggie's Grand Tour runs Saturn-sized rings around other children's space books', The School Reading List
  • 'Full of facts and illustrations, this is a fascinating tour of the Solar System', Mini Travellers Blog
  • 'An inter-stellar and stand-out addition to the world of non-fiction; Dr Maggie is a revelation in the STEM world. A book that will leave its readers informed, inspired, intrigued and itching to find out as much as they can about the wonders of our Solar System and beyond. Many books are being published on the subject but this is absolutely one of the best I've come across for children.', The Reader Teacher
  • 'Absorbing, fascinating space science served up in a truly fabulous and enthusiastic way. A nigh-on essential guide for young space fans.', Read it Daddy
  • 'If you're going to let anyone take you on a tour of the Solar System, it would be Dr Maggie. A brilliant, eye-catching book whose content you know you can trust', Library Girl and Book Boy
  • 'This book breaks down some really complicated science into bitesize chunks that children can process and use. There's beautiful graphics and illustrations aplenty to enhance with is an excellent science book.', A Little But a Lot
  • 'The perfect space book to suit the entire family! An inspiring woman full of knowledge ready to ensure there is a new generation of astronauts, scientists and astrophysicists!', My Shelves Are Full
  • 'An absolute visual feast', Let Them Be Small

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