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Discovering the Universe

Discovering the Universe

by Stuart Clark

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From the "Big Bang" to "Black Holes," this book has everything—the solar systems, stars, telescopes, space probes, the American space program, and the international space stations—it's all here! Part of the "An Inside Look" series. 2000, Gareth Stevens Publishing, $16.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: J. Cook SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
Children's Literature
Part of the British-import science series "An Inside Look," this book's broad title is misleading. It is, in fact, a brief history of space missions—manned and unmanned. The British slant is notable in that the section about the very earliest space flights details the Soviet efforts of the early 1960s rather than the usual American ones. John Glenn won't be found here. There is, however, adequate coverage of later Apollo missions, as well as space shuttle and space station updates. The coverage of the Mars Pathfinder and Voyager missions is also useful. The study wraps up with essays about black holes, magnetic fields, a glossary, and reference/further research material. The illustrations diagram their subjects clearly and well. 2000, Gareth Stevens, $22.60. Ages 7 to 11. Reviewer:Kathleen Karr

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Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
Inside Look Series
Product dimensions:
10.12(w) x 12.34(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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