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Lonely Planet
01 September 2021

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This is the next in the Lonely Planet Kids series of How things (Cities/Airports/Ships/Trains) Work, and is every bit well researched and presented, and absorbing! There is slightly more text, indeed, but it follows the same format - lift-the-flaps and foldout pages bursting with information and detailed interesting illustrations contributed by James Gulliver Hancock. It covers topics such as leaving earth, satellites, rockets, people in space, probes sent out into the solar system (and beyond), landers, moon missions, rovers, space centres, life on board space stations and the future of spaceships. Marvellous for readers 8-12 (and the sort of book that adults can learn from if they share with younger readers!)  Lindy

Blast off into the cosmos with the latest title in the popular 'How Things Work' series which includes How Cities Work, How Airports Work, How Trains Work and How Ships Work - books that reveal the inner workings of familiar places and vehicles.

Featuring fantastic illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock, this title explores the ultimate vehicles: spaceships - how they do what they do, what they're used for and their development through history. Spreads will look at how rockets blast off into space, how people were sent to the Moon and back, how space centres prepare spaceships and astronauts for amazing adventures across the cosmos. It will also look at all different types of spacecraft: space stations and satellites orbiting Earth, rovers trundling over the surface of Mars, and probes travelling at thousands of miles per second through the outer reaches of the Solar System on incredible journeys of discovery.

Full-page gatefolds and flaps explore spaceships both big and small, inside and out. It's going to be out of this world!


Leaving Earth: The history of spaceflight Satellites Rockets Manned Spaceflights Space Probes Landers Moon Missions Rovers Space Centres Space Telescopes Space Stations Spaceships of the Future About Lonely Planet Kids: 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 travelers, 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!
By:   Clive Gifford
Illustrated by:   James Gulliver Hancock
Imprint:   Lonely Planet
Country of Publication:   Ireland
Dimensions:   Height: 259mm,  Width: 282mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   955g
ISBN:   9781838694623
ISBN 10:   1838694625
Pages:   24
Publication Date:   01 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 6 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Board book
Publisher's Status:   Active

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