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Journey to the Planets
     

Journey to the Planets

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by Patricia Lauber
 

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ISBN-13:
9780517590294
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/09/1993
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.59(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.48(d)
Lexile:
950L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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Journey to the Planets 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
John_Ianucci More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly,with rudimentary equipment, skygazers actually learned much about the planets and particularly their movements ,but what the surfaces and surrounding "atmospheres" were like remained primarily conjecture, until the mid 20th Century when it became possible to send rockets and satellites into space to photograph, take measurements and even return with samples. We have learned much about what the planets are like, but why and how still remains filled with mystery. In this book of just under 100 pages, we seThis book is an excellent attempt to present what has been learned in the last century about the planets that have been observed by scientists over the many centuries .e great images of what these space missions have found and the sense of wonderment far surpasses even man's greatest imagination. The text which accompanies these photographs gives the best explanations of the how and why of the planets, but clearly shows there is much more to be learned. This is a book good for anyone above a fifth grade reading level who wants to know more about what they see as they look up in the sky and the solar system. One thing that this book tries to say and get you to to realize is how wonderful, different and precious our planet Earth is in this universe. This book has to be one of the best books I’ve read on our solar system planets. The length is perfect because it does not end up dragging on too long and make the reader lose interest. I learned many new things reading this book for example Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system, which surprised me since it is the second closest planet to the sun not the first. Venus’ average temperature is 864 degrees Farenheit. I fully recommend purchasing this book.