Exploring Space

By Martin Jenkins

Illustrated by Stephen Biesty

A fascinating account of space exploration with lavish cross-section illustrations by Stephen Biesty, covering early astronomy, rockets, the Space Race and the future of space-travel.

The extraordinary story of space exploration, from Galileo's telescope to the launch of the International Space Station – and beyond! Martin Jenkins' accessible and wide-ranging narrative covers early astronomy, the history of flight, the Space Race, the day-to-day of astronauts in the International Space Station and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and considers where future missions might take us. Stephen Biesty's magnificent cross-section illustrations lay bare the intricate workings of space probes and shuttles, the Mars Curiosity Rover, spacesuits and Soyuz rockets. Back matter includes a comprehensive timeline and glossary of terms. With hours' worth of detail to pore over, this is the perfect gift for all space enthusiasts, young or old.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 8+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406360080
  • Published: 02 Feb 2017
  • Price: £14.99
  • Size: 288 x 248 mm
  • Pages: 64

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Customer reviews


'“The graphics are the real highlight […] There’s bound to be something in here that’s new for even the most widely read space enthusiast.” – 5 star review' BBC Sky at Night

'“The illustrations are full of amazing detail […] This is a fascinating and fact-filled book […]”' Armadillo

'“[..] an engaging narrative style that makes reading easy and enjoyable […] An excellent book to inspire an interest in space exploration.”' Parents in Touch

'“Beautifully illustrated […] this would be a welcome addition to most school library science sections, and would also be welcome as a gift or prize.”' The School Librarian

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