The Family of the Sun

by Edward S. Holden

Description:  A sequel to Earth and Sky, dealing descriptively with the planets that orbit the sun—their appearances in the telescope, and the deductions that can be drawn from these appearances. All the planets are described in turn, their resemblances and differences brought out, and their relationships explained. Above all, the child is encouraged to observe phenomena for himself, becoming familiar with the phases of the moon and making a model of the solar system, using common objects ranging in size from a mustard seed to an orange.

Additional information:

Ages:  9-12
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2014
ISBN:  978-1-59915-868-6
Genres:  Science and Technology, Astrology

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Table of Contents

1. The Planets
2. Space and Other Suns
3. Distances in the Solar System
4. Model of the Solar System
5. Are the Planets Inhabited by Human Beings?

6. The Moon
7. The Smaller Planets
8. The Larger Planets
9. The Sun

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