WorldCat Identities

Sparrow, Giles 1970-

Overview
Works: 231 works in 761 publications in 7 languages and 24,494 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  Popular works  Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works  Handbooks and manuals  Charts, diagrams, etc  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Other, edi
Classifications: QB601, 520
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Giles Sparrow
The planets by Heather Couper( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring all-new 3D models built using data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency
The science book by John Farndon( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innovative and accessible guide to theories in technology and nature. Learning about science can be daunting, but this book makes it easier by giving you all the big ideas simply explained. Simple explanations and stylish infographics open up the world of science to even the complete novice
The night sky month by month by Will Gater( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features illustrations of stars, prominent constellations, and meteor showers for each month between 2010 and 2019
Night sky by Giles Sparrow( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and Danish and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Night Sky" helps readers identify particular constellations, recognize the difference between a star and a planet, and understand why the entire sky appears to spin. They will discover how stars are born and die, what nebulae are, and how comets and asteroids are formed. Includes star charts, space images, and graphics
The stars : the definitive visual guide to the cosmos by Robert Dinwiddie( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The definitive visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond. Chart the wonders of the cosmos in our own solar system and beyond with The Stars. Packed with 3-D artworks of each constellation and incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, ground-based observatories worldwide, and more, this awe-inspiring guide features the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering star-birth nebulae to supermassive black holes. The position, size, and color of every night-sky object is revealed with unprecedented clarity, and a specially commissioned 3-D model of the celestial sphere that surrounds our planet charts all 88 constellations, together forming a complete map of the sky. From the Big Bang to the search for extraterrestrial life, key areas in astronomy and cosmology are covered, and colorful infographics distill a wealth of data into an easy-to-digest visual format. Whether you want to know more about space and the night sky or are eager to take up stargazing, The Stars is your guide to exploring these fascinating marvels of the universe, "--Amazon.com
Astronomy : a visual guide by Ian Ridpath( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive guide to the universe, from craters on the Moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and includes maps of the night sky, profiles of constellations, and tips on using binoculars and telescopes
Spaceflight : the complete story from Sputnik to shuttle-- and beyond by Giles Sparrow( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive history of space exploration chronicles the development of space technology, including rockets, vehicles, and equipment; the role of the "space race"; tragedies; key accomplishments; and past and future missions
Universe by Giles Sparrow( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Children will find out about the universe, our solar system, observations of the starry skies, and the mind-blowing wonders of outer space. From the birth of stars to the mysteries of black holes, the Universe has been constantly studied to understand how it works. Learn about icy planets and explosive stars, far-off galaxies that powerful telescopes looking deep into space have captured, observatories and astronomy, and whole new worlds discovered by space-exploring probes in this beautifully illustrated children's book that is crammed with amazing facts about the universe."--Publisher's website
Carbon by Giles Sparrow( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the origin, discovery, special characteristics, and uses of carbon
Iron by Giles Sparrow( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the origin, discovery, special characteristics, and uses of iron
The way the universe works by Robin Kerrod( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and German and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the science behind planets, stars, galaxies, and other celestial phenomena. Includes more than 60 experiments and projects
Starfinder : the complete beginner's guide to the night sky by Carole Stott( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starfinder is the ideal indroduction to the night sky and how to observe it. It explains all you need to know about the Solar System and the rest of the Universe and shows you how to find and recognize objects such as stars and planets. To help you build your astronomy skills, it includes a month-by-month observation guide, a detailed directory of all 88 constellations, and a planisphere that reveals the night sky at any time of the year. The planisphere is a circular map of the stars with a rotating window on top. By turning the window, it can be set to show the stars as they will appear aat a particular time on any chosen night of the year."--Page 4 of cover
Mars by Giles Sparrow( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color photos and diagrams fill this overview of Mars, which describes its surface, how it was formed, its climate and moons, Mars myths, and the history of Mars research. Also includes a glossary and further-reading list
Space exploration by Giles Sparrow( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the life of an astronaut from take off to surviving, adapting, and working in space stations. Discusses space travels throughout history, including the first landing on the Moon, and looks at future space exploration plans"--
Moon by Giles Sparrow( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures and text describe the Earth's moon
Spaceflight : the complete story, from Sputnik to Curiosity by Giles Sparrow( Book )

10 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling story of exploration charts and celebrates humankind in space, from Sputnik's launch in 1957 through the Apollo Moon landings and the International Space Station to future missions to Mars and beyond. Spaceflight chronicles how, in the half-century that followed Sputnik, the world was revolutionized by space travel and exploration. The opening up of Earth's orbit to satellites led to a revolution in communications, monitoring of the environment, and materials science. For the human imagination, the impact has been even greater: the voyages of robotic space probes have transformed our view of the Solar System, while Earth-orbiting satellites and missions to the Moon have forever changed our view of ourselves. This book is a celebration of human ingenuity and imagination. From the work of pioneers like Wernher von Braun, Yuri Gagarin, and Neil Armstrong to the triumphs and tragedies that followed, it reveals the people, science, and technology that have propelled us into the Space Age
Sun by Giles Sparrow( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color photos and diagrams fill this overview of the sun, which describes its features, how it was formed, sun myths, the solar system, sun storms, eclipses, and the history of sun research. Also includes a glossary and further-reading list
The planets : a journey through the solar system by Giles Sparrow( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the solar system, with almost two-hundred images, every planet is visited in this journey into space using robotic scouts and powerful telescopes
Inventions : a visual encyclopedia by John Farndon( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Find out about the greatest inventions, inventors, ideas, and discoveries from ancient history to the modern day. From the humble wheel to electricity, computers to robots, Inventions: A Visual Encyclopedia covers a range of areas organized by theme: transportation (including cars and bicycles), communication (such as pens, TVs, phones, and cameras); home (from toilet paper to microwave ovens); work (the lathe and the microscope), health (including vaccinations and prosthetic limbs); and space (inventions that were made for astronauts and that are now used on Earth, such as smoke alarms and memory foam). The book also includes galleries that contain a collection of related inventions on one spread, while profile spreads explore the lives of prolific inventors, such as Thomas Edison, or key inventive ages, from Ancient China to the Digital Revolution. This also helps young readers--the innovators and "disruptors" of tomorrow--to understand how a particular invention made an impact on society at a particular time and in the years after it was first put to use. --
The natural world close-up by Giles Sparrow( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Natural World Close-up is an incredible journey through the wondrous diversity, complexity and majesty of the natural world as seen through the glass of a super-magnifying lens. More than 300 extraordinary close-up photographs reveal the intimate details of nature's most remarkable creations. These are the closest views that technology will allow. Spectacular high-magnification images zoom in on the most amazing details of plants, animals and natural features of our planet. Like a moving zoom lens, the subject is viewed closer and closer until it no longer resembles the familiar subject first shown. Concise, informative text accompanies the book's photographs. Leafy sea dragons, poison arrow frogs, leaf stomata, fern spores, quartz crystals, metamorphic rocks, glacier ice, rainbows -- the world will never again appear the same. Ideal for all nature lovers, conservationists, wildlife watchers and zoologists, this stunning visual reference is perfect for revealing the beauty and diversity of the natural world"--The publisher
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Spaceflight : the complete story from Sputnik to shuttle-- and beyond
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Night skyAstronomy : a visual guideSpaceflight : the complete story from Sputnik to shuttle-- and beyondCarbonIronThe way the universe worksStarfinder : the complete beginner's guide to the night skyMars
Alternative Names
Sparrow, Giles

Sparrow, Giles Hadleigh Weymouth, 1970-

Weymouth Sparrow, Giles Hadleigh, 1970-

스패로, 자일스

스패로, 자일스 1970-

스패로우, 자일스 1970-

스페로, 자일스 1970-

스페로우, 자일스 1970-

スパロー, ジャイルズ

スパロウ, ガイルズ

スパロウ, ジャイルズ

Languages
English (150)

French (13)

German (9)

Dutch (6)

Japanese (4)

Swedish (4)

Danish (1)