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Touch the Stars, Fifth edition

by Noreen Grice


Format: Large Print/Braille

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New revised edition
Written by Noreen Grice
Tactile illustrations and picture descriptions by Irma Goldberg & Shirley Keller
Large print/braille (contracted UEB)
Ages 10 and up
In one volume

Read Sky & Telescope's review of this book!

"I've had this book since I was 10 years old. As a space fanatic, I have to say it is one of my top favorite books I enjoy reading. It's amazing how the pictures are presented so that people who are blind or visually impaired can feel what the constellations, the moon, the planets and the milky way looks like. This is one I would recommend all space lovers to read." — Alissia Jones

Now you can touch the stars — without leaving the house!

This NEWLY UPDATED fifth edition of Touch the Stars was created specifically for blind or visually impaired astronomy lovers, budding scientists, or the naturally curious, and is ideal for either classroom or personal use. This edition includes a handsome hardcover book in both large print and braille, and is interspersed with 19 carefully-rendered tactile illustrations by Creative Adaptations for Learning (CAL) — as well as a companion print volume with facsimiles of the tactile illustrations for sighted readers.

Seemingly visual concepts become tangible through text and touch and bring the excitement of the constellations, comets, meteor showers, and nebulae down to earth and onto the page. Learn ancient legends about the stars; the arrangement of famous star patterns; the phases of solar and lunar eclipses; interesting facts about the major planets and Pluto; what comets and meteors are and where they originate; the life cycle of a star; the impact and legacy of the early astronomers; and much, much more!

Includes a foreword by Kent Cullers, retired Director of SETI R&D (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), the world's first totally blind astronomer. If you've ever been curious about our galaxy and the galaxies around us, this book is a must read — and its tactile graphics are a must "touch."

The milky way from touch the stars
The Milky Way

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