Science in Focus is a broad based series that gives a clear introduction to curriculum topics and is an easy reference tool for research. The clear, well-written text is generously illustrated with large colour photographs and diagrams. Fact and History boxes extend the information, and evidence boxes suggest practical investigations. "The Solar System" investigates the area of space that Planet Earth occupies. It looks at the planets that orbit the Sun, their moons and other features and gives a detailed account of space exploration from its early days right up to the present day. Find out about comets, asteroids and meteorites and the chances of one hitting Earth!
Anna Claybourne has been writing children for more than 10 years and has written more than 50 books. Although she has written on many subjects she specialises in science, natural history and the environment. Consultant Ian Graham has worked for 25 years as a science author, journalist, reviewer and consultant. He has written more than 175 books for young readers.