Lonely Planet Kids’Â Amazing Night Sky Atlas,Â the follow up to our bestsellingÂ Amazing World Atlas, looks upwards to the skies for a fun- and fact-packed guide to astronomy.Â
Featuring a mixture of photography and illustration, this hardcover book explores both the science of stargazing – explaining what can be seen in the night sky in different parts of the world – and the practicalities, with handy tips such as how to use a telescope. It also covers the background and history of astronomy, travelling around the world to discover the different stories cultures have told about the night sky and the influence the Moon, the stars and the movement of the planets have had on their people.Â
Expert insights come from David Hawksett, a science writer, lecturer and researcher who has previously worked as the Science & Technology Consultant at Guinness World Records and written for Sky at Night Magazine.
Perfect for learning at home, in the classroom or being given as a gift, Lonely Planet Kids’Â Amazing Night Sky AtlasÂ will inspire budding astronomers and excite them for a lifetime of looking to the skies.
- Introduction to the Night Sky
- History of stargazing
- How to use a telescope
- Seasons in the Sky
- The Zodiac
- Patterns in the Sky – a global guide
- Black Holes
- Meteor Showers
- Night sky legends from around the world
About Lonely Planet Kids:Â Lonely Planet Kids – an imprint of the world’s leading travel authority Lonely Planet – published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!