Astronomy and Space: From the Big Bang to the Shuttle Missions

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VOYA - Gloria Grover
Astronomy & Space is an excellent resource that covers from A to Z astronomy and the people who have contributed to our understanding of the universe. Englebert places scientific events in a historical and social context. Entries are organized in alphabetical order, so that biographical entries are interfiled with entries on the history of astronomy, technology advancements, phenomena, and space missions. Each entry is one to three pages. The set includes a detailed index and an informative table of contents that can double as an index. Students will love the clear, large black-and-white photographs; the time line that covers events ranging from the Big Bang Theory to present space missions; and the list of Web sites. The text is written in a nontechnical manner; furthermore, scientific words are highlighted so that the reader can easily look up their definitions in the "Words to Know" section. A great plus for this set is the "see also" references that connect theories. This set is a great tool for students who need information on theories, astronomers and astronauts, and space exploration. I recommend it for school and public libraries.
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Gr 4-8A wide-ranging source of information for readers looking into what we know of the High Frontier. Engelbert combines in a single alphabet some 300 one-to-four page articles on the physical laws and features of our universe; the history of astronomy and space exploration; prominent astronauts, astronomers, and observatories; and closer-to-home topics, such as "Seasons" and "Greenhouse Effect." The writing is fluid and nontechnical, with examples and sidebars to elucidate more rarefied concepts, plus evenhanded accounts of the successes and failures of international space efforts, and judicious treatment of unproven hypotheses, such as the existence of brown dwarf stars. Every article ends with several see references. Each volume opens and closes with a glossary; table of contents; index; and up-to-date lists of books, articles, and web sites for the entire set. Despite some minor organizational glitchessimilar descriptions of the sun's atmosphere in two places, and unindexed information about the search for extrasolar planets scattered through several articlesand poorly reproduced black-and-white photos, this is an exciting resource, comprehensive in its coverage of events and ideas, current enough to include Shannon Lucid's extended sojourn in space and last summer's Martian meteorite furor. A valuable addition to any reference collection serving the target audience.John Peters, New York Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787609429
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Series: Astronomy and Space Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: 3 Volume Set
  • Pages: 1456
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 3.08 (d)

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