Take a tour of Earth and its neighborhood with this spectacular planetary guide.
Know more about the eight planets in the Solar System, from the small, rocky ones to the gas giants. Surf along the icy rings of Saturn and count the many moons of Jupiter. Explore the Asteroid Belt that lies between Mars and Jupiter and is filled with small pieces of rock that were left over when planets were forming. Then venture further out and find out why Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet, discover where comets come from, and much more.
Filled with stunning computer-generated images and the most up-to-date images from NASA and ESA taken by probes, Eyewitness Planets takes you as close as you can get to the objects in our Solar System.
Series Overview: Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.
About the Author
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