Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System

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Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System

Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System

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This richly-illustrated collection of inspiring true stories is a celebration of Black history from the 16th century to the present day, showcasing the achievements of more than 50 remarkable icons from across the globe. She then embarks on the journey of a lifetime from Earth to the outer edge of the Oort Cloud, located around 15 trillion km away, via the sun, moon, planets, satellites and asteroid belts. Her hugely successful academic career, commitment to exploring all things to do with space and her abilities to communicate complex ideas to children, are all evident in this book. Each page is packed full of interesting information written in an accessible style and accompanied by fabulous illustrations, diagrams and photographs, which help bring the experience to life. The introduction provides an excellent overview of the Solar System as well as introducing Dr Maggie as the tour guide.

She has worked as a space scientist for many years on projects such as the James Webb Space telescope. She already has another book by this author which loves and I’m sure she’ll enjoy this one even though it is held out to be for 8-11 year olds.At the end of the book is a ‘database’ of fascinating facts, such as how long it would take to travel to each planet, as well as details about scientists, engineers and astronauts, whose pioneering work has provided a greater understanding of what lies beyond planet Earth. 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. This book breaks down some really complicated science into bitesize chunks that children can process and use. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

Very pleased with purchase and recommend for any parent who wants their child to enjoy STEM subjects. Overcoming Dyslexia to study at Imperial College, she obtained her degree in Physics and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. 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. For Art Prints please allow 5 working days for unframed prints and 15 working days for framed prints/ stretched canvas. Maggie is a pioneering figure in promoting science to the public and runs her own company engaging children and adults all over the world with the wonders of space science.This marvellous exploration of the history, design, engineering, technology and innovation of car-making is essential reading for any child with an interest in cars.

An inspiring woman full of knowledge ready to ensure there is a new generation of astronauts, scientists and astrophysicists! An inter-stellar and stand-out addition to the world of non-fiction; Dr Maggie is a revelation in the STEM world. The programme earned Maggie the Talkback Thames new talent award at the prestigious Women in Film and TV Awards in December 2011. As well as fronting The Sky at Night, Maggie has appeared in numerous programmes including Stargazing Live and Doctor Who Confidential. In 2006 she was one of six ‘Women of Outstanding Achievement’ winners with GetSET Women and in 2009 she was awarded a Member of the British Empire for her services to science and education.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. She is currently presenting the new series of The Sky At Night on BBC 4 and Mini Stargazing for CBeebies. This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter, 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. This is like an enhanced glossary with information set out clearly and accessibly, including a really useful list of ‘space words’, to which I referred regularly as I read the book.

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. While doing this she has toured the UK speaking to inner-city schools inspiring the next generation of physicists.This non-fiction text is presented as a ‘grand tour’ that children are invited to go on at the start of the book. This book is designed for the younger audience but as someone involved in astronomy out reach with school children, I find it a great teaching aid. This fantastic, imaginative reference book would be a wonderful resource in the classroom and treasured by any young person with an interest in space. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock on an epic journey through the Solar System - visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, all the way to the Oort Cloud.



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