Eyewitness Planets

Author DK
Hardcover
$16.99 US
8.75"W x 11.38"H x 0.48"D  
On sale Apr 18, 2023 | 72 Pages | 9780744079944
| Grades 3-7
Packed with stunning photography, Eyewitness Planets explores Earth’s neighborhood, space and the Solar System.

Become an eyewitness to the fascinating world of outer space, in this picture-led reference guide that will take you on a visual tour of Earth and its neighborhood with this spectacular planetary guide. Children will be mesmerized by this eyewitness view from Mercury to Neptune, of the rocky planets, gas giants, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and other bodies that make up our Solar System.

This unique, beautifully illustrated guide reveals the secrets of space, examining the latest space exploration equipment, and the scientists behind discoveries both ancient and new. Using striking full-color photographs and illustrations, discover where comets come from, learn why Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet, and much more.

Throughout the pages of this newly-revised book on planets, you can expect to find:

- A fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature.
- Amazing facts, updated diagrams, statistics, and timelines.
- Brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field.

Eyewitness Planets introduces the ultimate guide to our Earth’s neighbors, exploring the bodies that make up our Solar System. Children can learn about the Asteroid Belt that runs between Mars and Jupiter filled with small pieces of rock that were left over from when the planets were forming, the icy rings of Saturn and the many moons of Jupiter. This all-emcompassing Solar System guide is a must-have for curious children aged 9+ with a thirst for learning, as well as teachers, parents and librarians.

So, what’s new?

 
Part of DK’s best-selling Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.

Explore the series!

Globally, the Eyewitness series has sold more than 50 million copies over 30 years. Journey down the River Amazon and explore the rainforest with Eyewitness Amazon, learn how to combat climate change with Eyewitness Climate Change or take a trip aboard the most famous ship in history with Eyewitness Titanic.
We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK
  • WINNER
    NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies
  • WINNER
    Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
  • WINNER
    Parents' Choice Award
  • WINNER
    Society of School Librarians International (SSLI): Social Studies

Past praise for the DK Eyewitness Books series:

"The folks at DK have almost single-handedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children." — Newsweek

"A mini museum between the covers of a book." — The New York Times

"These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers." — School Library Journal

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Packed with stunning photography, Eyewitness Planets explores Earth’s neighborhood, space and the Solar System.

Become an eyewitness to the fascinating world of outer space, in this picture-led reference guide that will take you on a visual tour of Earth and its neighborhood with this spectacular planetary guide. Children will be mesmerized by this eyewitness view from Mercury to Neptune, of the rocky planets, gas giants, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and other bodies that make up our Solar System.

This unique, beautifully illustrated guide reveals the secrets of space, examining the latest space exploration equipment, and the scientists behind discoveries both ancient and new. Using striking full-color photographs and illustrations, discover where comets come from, learn why Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet, and much more.

Throughout the pages of this newly-revised book on planets, you can expect to find:

- A fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature.
- Amazing facts, updated diagrams, statistics, and timelines.
- Brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field.

Eyewitness Planets introduces the ultimate guide to our Earth’s neighbors, exploring the bodies that make up our Solar System. Children can learn about the Asteroid Belt that runs between Mars and Jupiter filled with small pieces of rock that were left over from when the planets were forming, the icy rings of Saturn and the many moons of Jupiter. This all-emcompassing Solar System guide is a must-have for curious children aged 9+ with a thirst for learning, as well as teachers, parents and librarians.

So, what’s new?

 
Part of DK’s best-selling Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 percent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.

Explore the series!

Globally, the Eyewitness series has sold more than 50 million copies over 30 years. Journey down the River Amazon and explore the rainforest with Eyewitness Amazon, learn how to combat climate change with Eyewitness Climate Change or take a trip aboard the most famous ship in history with Eyewitness Titanic.

Author

We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK

Awards

  • WINNER
    NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies
  • WINNER
    Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
  • WINNER
    Parents' Choice Award
  • WINNER
    Society of School Librarians International (SSLI): Social Studies

Praise

Past praise for the DK Eyewitness Books series:

"The folks at DK have almost single-handedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children." — Newsweek

"A mini museum between the covers of a book." — The New York Times

"These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers." — School Library Journal

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