Mars

Mars

by Conrad J. Storad
     
 

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A description of Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun. The text discusses Mars' distinguishing characteristics, its position in the solar system its composition and atmospheric conditions, its moons, and how scientists have learned about Mars over time. Color photos and diagrams enhance understanding of the text.

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A description of Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun. The text discusses Mars' distinguishing characteristics, its position in the solar system its composition and atmospheric conditions, its moons, and how scientists have learned about Mars over time. Color photos and diagrams enhance understanding of the text.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-3–These stimulating volumes each cover one planet’s internal and external structures, major moons (if any), and significant visits by space probes; Pluto also includes mentions of three other recently designated or discovered dwarf planets. The books in this series open with lists of words to look out for in the narrative, include picture captions that restate information in the accompanying text or even ask questions about it, and close with multimedia resource lists, as well as suggestions for adults on good ways to share and discuss books. Fleisher offers some uncommon information, noting for example that Venus’s day is longer than its year. The books are enhanced with mixes of space art and photography that has been reproduced with special attention to image sharpness and color clarity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761349808
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Conrad J. Storad grew up in Barberton, Ohio. He works at Arizona State University, where he is the editor of two nationally award-winning magazines, ASU Research and Chain Reaction. He also is the author of numerous science and nature books for children and young adults, including Saguaro Cactus, Scorpions, Tarantulas, The Circulatory System, and Inside AIDS: HIV Attacks the Immune System. Storad lives in Tempe, Arizona, with his wife, Laurie, and their miniature long-haired dachshund, Sophia.

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