The Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia by David Darling and Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Most of the books teens read today are fictional and often tell a story. This, however, does not mean that nonfiction books can’t be just as entrancing, if not more. The Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia captures just the scope of what I am talking about. Upon opening it, you are plunged into an amazing narrative which is straight out of science fiction, yet happening right before us in real life: the search for extraterrestrial life. All around the planet, top thinkers and scientists, space agencies, technologically advanced telescopes and devices are scanning the skies, searching for the first proof of alien life. Rockets are being sent up, probes are being deployed, and hypotheses are being tested in a mind-blowing, almost unreal race. But the craziest thing is that most of us are totally unaware of it.
This Basher Science book is about Astronomy. It is an essential guide to almost everything you want to know about the space. The universe is an enormous place. Imagine it as the home of a crowd of cool cosmic characters, each with its own personality. There are tons of cool facts in this book and has cool stuff like Super massive Black Holes, Supernova, Galaxies, Planets, Dwarf Planets, and more.
“Lost In Outer Space” is a three astronauts who are, obliviously, lost in outer space. This is the “summary” on the back of the book.
It was the world’s third mission to the surface of the moon, and everything was running smoothly – until an explosion ripped through the blackness of space. Now, three men are left hurtling away from Earth at three times the speed of sound, losing power, and leaking oxygen into the void. A crippled spaceship, 200,00 miles from home. A team of Earth-bound engineers, pushed to their limits to bring three astronauts safely back. A 16-year-old daughter, left to wonder if her father will make it home alive.
Since astronomy is my favorite subject, this book is almost my favorite.