Legendary Journeys: Space

Legendary Journeys: Space

by Mike Goldsmith
     
 

This is the slide-out, lift-up, see-through story of the world-famous space travel!
Starting with man's first experiments 700 years ago, and progressing through the most up-to-date developments in space technology and exploration, Legendary Journeys: Space is the ultimate interactive guide to the quest to explore beyond our planet. From the basics on our

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This is the slide-out, lift-up, see-through story of the world-famous space travel!
Starting with man's first experiments 700 years ago, and progressing through the most up-to-date developments in space technology and exploration, Legendary Journeys: Space is the ultimate interactive guide to the quest to explore beyond our planet. From the basics on our solar system, to Moon exploration, satellite communications, living in space, the Space Station, the Space Shuttle, Mars exploration, and contemporary experiments like space tourism--the entire history of space travel magically unfolds in the pages of this book. Ten two-stage sliders with die-cuts and flaps make dramatic features that pull out to reveal amazing details of the world's iconic spacecraft and their inner workings. The pioneers who made space history are there too, including Yuri Gagarin, the first human being to orbit the Earth, Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the Moon, and today's crews who continue man's greatest and most legendary space adventure.

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Kirkus Reviews
Aside from a design gimmick, there's not much worth notice in this routine, scattershot history of space flight. Big, double slide-out panels are used to good advantage in presenting a 40-inch-long portrait of the Saturn V rocket and smaller but still eye-filling images of both a space shuttle and the spidery International Space Station. Elsewhere, though, said panels just function as added space for more of the self-contained, interchangeable bite-sized picture-with–explanatory-caption units that are mechanically lined up on each spread. Following quick looks at rocketry and the solar system, Goldsmith presents Space Race highlights imbued with nationalistic fervor (Sputnik I "did nothing other than send out a constant radio signal"; Alan Shepard's hop into space "did much to restore U.S. national pride"). He then goes on to sketchy surveys of satellites, space stations and space probes sent to other planets. His final spread, headed "Modern Missions," contains no specific mention of developments in commercial space flight more recent than Dennis Tito's 2001 jaunt. The digital paintings (a few of which feature cutaway views beneath flaps) are clear and sharply detailed--unlike the scanty assortment of murky photos mixed in. A one-trick pony, grounded by uneven production values and low octane content. (index) (Novelty nonfiction. 9-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753468487
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
07/17/2012
Series:
Legendary Journeys Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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