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Astronomy for the Under Tens - Sir Patrick Moore

George Philip, 1986, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Front flap lightly creased. Previous owner’s inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.

Signed by the author on the title page ‘To Peter, with all best wishes. Patrick Moor. 1986 December 12’ — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. From the cover: “For the first time, a real expert in the subject has written a book which describes the principles of astronomy for young children in a clear and visually exciting way. With the help of Paul Doherty’s colourful and beautifully executed artwork and colour photographs, Patrick Moore explains what the Solar System consists of and how it works in relation to the rest of the Galaxy and the universe. In the simplest terms he answers such questions as: Why can’t an aircraft go to the Moon? What are ‘hot planets’, asteroids, eclipses, prominences, novas, comets and star clouds? How do astronomers work and what is the best way to view the stars and planets? How far away are the stars? Patrick Moore’s new book is therefore the first of its kind. It is aimed at the ‘under-ten’ reader, boy or girl, who is quite able to understand what astronomy is all about but who does not yet have the vocabulary of a teenager. Unlike earlier books for very young readers, the text covers the whole of astronomy — the Earth, the Sun, the Moon, the planets, the stars and the universe itself. Older readers, who want clear and simple background information, will also find it useful.”
Size: 10" x 7½"
Number of Pages: 48
ISBN: 0540011037

£6.50 (Now Sold)