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Los Asteroides

Los Asteroides

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

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Children's Literature
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 the particularly celestial body today. The rigid formatting and repetitive writing of the books is a disservice to the often-impressive content. For example, the fact that Vesta, an asteroid, is different from most of its cold companions and covered in molten rock and lava and visible from Earth is relegated to an unexciting sidebar when this information could be very exciting to readers. Showing readers how to find Vesta would have been a marvelous way to engage them, however, this book does not do so. Unfortunately, the topic of distant asteroids remains distant as readers are presented information, but no way to apply it. As such, the book is a collection of wonderful facts, but not a coherent view of how to understand the night sky. 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:
7.96(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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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