Stars and Galaxies

From the Series Worlds Beyond

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Each night, millions of stars light up the dark skies. Galaxies throughout the universe encompass thousands of stars. The appearance of stars in the sky have intrigued and enthralled humans since ancient time. From constellations to the big bang theory, Stars and Galaxies explores the complex world of astronomy and scientific discovery.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2005-08-01
BISACS YAN050020, YAN055010
Dewey 523.8
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents

Author: Ron Miller

Ron Miller has worked as a freelance writer and illustrator for more than 30 years. Many of his illustrations appear in magazines like Astronomy and Scientific American. He has also worked on motion pictures and created postage stamps. (One of his stamps is attached to a spacecraft headed for the planet Pluto!) He has also written short stories and novels and has even created a comic book.



“Dramatic galactic views illustrate this comprehensive title. . . Miller’s own original artwork mixes with stunning NASA photos. . . the book will draw browsers and reasearches alike to this fine resource.”

School Library Journal

“Like their predecessors, these entries in this valuable series combine clear, extended expositions with a vivid mix of colorful space photos, well-designed diagrams, and dramatic paintings of alien shores and skies. . . Solid additions for serious students of ‘worlds beyond.’”
School Library Journal


“These exceptional books on astronomy take the reader far beyond the simpler intermediate series that are popular with younger readers. . . chock full of stunning photographs and illustrations. . . written clearly and concisely. . . a valuable resource for students who need information for reports or who may be budding astronomy enthusiasts.”