Written and illustrated by David A. Aguilar (accompanied by full-color photos). National Geographic Kids' Space Encyclopedia gives kids (and adults) a first-hand look at our fascinating universe.
Beginning with what we
know about the universe the book then gives us a tour of our solar system, a journey
to the stars and beyond, explores if we are alone in the universe and delves
into the dreams of tomorrow.
Beginning with the Big Bang
readers soon explore the missing universe, travel to other solar systems,,
experience space weather, explore our sun and planets, stand in awe of the immensity
of the Milky Way, view history in the skies and explore the who, what, where,
when and how of the universe.
The book is written so
that it is easy to understand, color photos and art bring the planets, stars
and galaxies to life and succeeds in opening the entire vista of the universe
to anxious and hungry minds.
America's Wild, Wild West
has always fascinated people here in the U.S. and around the world.
Wagon trains, outlaws, lawmen,
the Gold Rush, the Western Expansion, saloons, gunslingers, the railroads, the
Pony Express-all have been portrayed in countless movies, books and TV series.
The Old West was set in
the time when America was expanding its borders. Pioneer explorers and settlers were traveling the wild plains, plateaus,
valleys, rivers, lakes and mountains of the unexplored Western regions. Many flourished and many died.
Immigrates from all over
the globe flocked to the U.S. to start a new lives. Many were met with open arms, others were ostracized and taken
In The Old West, by
Stephen G. Hyslop, readers take part in the great Western Expansion, fight in
the Mexican War and get gold fever in the Gold Rush, take part in the war between
the states, fight Native Americans for domination of the Great Plains, discover
what it was like when law and order finally arrived in the West and watch as
the last frontiers are conquered.
Archival photos, drawings,
paintings, maps, charts, letters and documents coupled with new photos of Western
gear, weapons and everyday items for living bring the Old West alive.
Strap on your six-shooter,
dust off your britches, don your hat, slip on your boots, pack up your vittles
and gears and get ready to saddle up as you set off to explore the Old West.