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.
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
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