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El Sol: El sistema solar

El Sol: El sistema solar

by Isaac Asimov, Patricia D'Andrea (Translator), Carlos Porras (Translator), Richard Hantula

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Children's Literature
Generally, the books from "Isaac Asimov's 21st Century Library of the Universe" series are soundly written with plenty of clear scientific explanations and interesting facts, but they are not terribly exciting. Each book reads like the next, as they all progress through the history of scientific discoveries leading to what we know about a particular celestial body today. But this volume escapes the rigid formatting and repetitive writing of the series and shines in its impressive content. Asimov and Hantula explain solar flares, why the sun is hot, how the sun came to be, the historical worship of the sun, and how scientists study the star. It even includes a marvelous collection of photographs that show solar flares in action as well as the shape of the sun's corona. Showing readers these beautiful engaging pictures is a marvelous way to make the star more accessible. One aspect missing from the book is an explanation of the sun's life as a star. However, this is certainly one of the better volumes from the series. It is a wonderful addition to a classroom or school library. 2004 (orig. 1988), Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 6 to 10.
—Veronica Betancourt

Product Details

Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
Isaac Asimov's 21st Century Library of the Universe
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Meet the Author

Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of 21, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 400 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas. Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades, until he died, at the age of 72, in April 1992.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 20, 1920
Date of Death:
April 6, 1992
Place of Birth:
Petrovichi, Russia
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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