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.

Revisit the story of the Apollo 11 moon landing in time for the 50th anniversary! 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: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406379815
  • Published: 01 Nov 2018
  • Price: £9.99
  • 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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