Eclipses; Nature's Blackouts

Eclipses; Nature's Blackouts

by Billy Aronson
     
 
The books in the highly praised First Book series provide basic facts on subjects in the social studies, the sciences, sports, and practical and fine arts. An inviting format, lively text, and interesting illustrations make these books especially popular with young readers. Each book is indexed and, where appropriate, includes a glossary, maps, further reading, and

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The books in the highly praised First Book series provide basic facts on subjects in the social studies, the sciences, sports, and practical and fine arts. An inviting format, lively text, and interesting illustrations make these books especially popular with young readers. Each book is indexed and, where appropriate, includes a glossary, maps, further reading, and bibliography.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-7These series titles provide clear explanations of astronomical phenomena that many youngsters may experience firsthand. Aronson discusses both solar and lunar eclipses, topics rarely covered for children apart from general works on the solar system, the sun, or the moon. Helpful diagrams and photographs are well placed and captioned. Several historical examples are cited to demonstrate the effect these events had on people who did not understand them. Meteors offers a clear and concise explanation of a more common phenomenon. Both text and glossary make the meanings of "meteoroid," "meteor," and "meteorite" readily understandable. The well-chosen photographs of assorted meteorites and their effects will appeal to readers. Both books include brief lists for further reading (two and four titles respectively) and two Internet sites. Libraries will still want Patricia Lauber's Voyagers from Space (Crowell, 1989) for slightly older children, and Seymour Simon's Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids (Morrow, 1994), but Aronson's books will prove useful for report writers and budding astronomers alike.Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531158104
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
First Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile:
990L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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