Mars

Mars

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The books in the highly praised First Book series provide basic facts on subjects in the social studies, the sciences, sports, and practical and fine arts. An inviting format, lively text, and interesting illustrations make these books especially popular with young readers. Each book is indexed and, where appropriate, includes a glossary, maps, further reading, and… See more details below

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The books in the highly praised First Book series provide basic facts on subjects in the social studies, the sciences, sports, and practical and fine arts. An inviting format, lively text, and interesting illustrations make these books especially popular with young readers. Each book is indexed and, where appropriate, includes a glossary, maps, further reading, and bibliography.

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
When it comes to planets that kids remember, Mars is at the top of their list. Classes crowd around computers and televisions every time NASA sends up another Mars landing craft for pictures. The fascination continues in this text. The "red planet" has a year roughly twice as long as Earth's. Mars even has a polar ice cap that looks like Earth's North Pole. With pictures and data from the Sojourner mission and hopes of more to come in the near future, readers will be fascinated by what they find in this book as will the students that find it in my class. This book is part of the "Books About Space" series. 1999, Watts Library, Ages 10 up, $24.00 and $6.95. Reviewer: Scott S. Floyd
Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Mars has stood for many things in the eyes of mankind. "The Red Planet" has been used as a visual metaphor for the spirit of warfare. Modern observers have used Mars as a set piece for alien invasion. Scientists and lay people have been fascinated with the concept of life on Mars. The thought of lost civilizations on Mars responsible for the construction of the noteworthy canals has also captured the interest of astronomers and other observers. This brief text looks at all of these perspectives as well as actual attempts to survey Mars via space exploration. The climate of Mars is hostile, with average temperatures hovering around sixty degrees Fahrenheit. Harsh winds of over 100 miles per hour rage across a desert-like surface. Volcanoes ranging in size to three times the scale of Mount Everest give evidence of massive geologic explosions. Mars is a harsh environment, yet one that intrigues those who study it. These scientists and their efforts to reach Mars with satellites make up the lion's share of this book. Through a journeyman-like text and engaging photographs, the reader is introduced to the latest scientific information related to Mars. This book provides a good introduction to Mars and NASA's efforts to unlock its age-old secrets.
Children's Literature - Scott S. Floyd
When it comes to planets that kids remember, Mars is at the top of their list. Classes crowd around computers and televisions every time NASA launches another Mars landing craft. The fascination continues in this text. The "Red Planet" has a year roughly twice as long as Earth's. Mars even has a polar ice cap much like Earth's North Pole. With pictures and data from the Sojourner mission and hopes of more to come in the near future, the reader will be fascinated by what they find in this book as will the students that find it in my class. Part of the "Books About Space" series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531157732
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Series:
First Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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