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Mission to the Moonby Alan Dyer
Produced in cooperation with NASA, this breathtaking book is packed with everything you need to know about the first moon landing. From the earliest legends about the moon to the space race and the successful lunar landing, plus subsequent missions, the oversize book is chock-full of stunning photos and fun factoids about Earth’s nearest celestial body. The
Produced in cooperation with NASA, this breathtaking book is packed with everything you need to know about the first moon landing. From the earliest legends about the moon to the space race and the successful lunar landing, plus subsequent missions, the oversize book is chock-full of stunning photos and fun factoids about Earth’s nearest celestial body. The DVD included with the book gives you a front-row seat for Apollo 11’s blastoff and the iconic moonwalk, along with never-before-seen footage culled from the NASA archives.
The New York Times
Sporting a highly visual encyclopedic format, this informative book features 200 photographs documenting early research into mankind's history with the moon, early space exploration and the space race, and the Apollo missions. Detailed cross-sections of modules, space suits and other equipment offer a sound technological overview, while information on the phases, structure and surface of the moon provides added insight ("The Moon's strong gravity stabilizes our planet's spinning axis. Without the Moon, Earth would wobble wildly over millions of years"). A DVD and poster are included. Ages 8-12. (May)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
An outstanding array of archival photos and art, along with flashy packaging, will propel this celebration of the first Moon landing's 40th anniversary into the hands of readers, and viewers too, as a DVD containing about an hour of video clips is tucked into the front cover. The single-topic spreads open with looks at the Moon in myth and prehistory, then go on to trace the development of the space race, the selection and training of astronauts, the Apollo missions from 11 on, and, best of all, recent signs (finally!) of renewed interest in revisiting our nearest neighbor in space. Each spread is bright with pictures, from depictions of cave paintings and early rockets to large cutaways of a Saturn V rocket, an Apollo Command and Service Module, and an "extravehicular mobility unit" (aka a space suit). The visuals are interspersed with informative leadoff introductions, captions, and floating blocks of text. The writing isn't as animated as in Catherine Thimmesh's Team Moon (Houghton, 2006), but the dramatic pictures more than compensate, and eight closing pages of basic Moon facts and figures tack on additional value.-John Peters, New York Public Library
- Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
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- Book, DVD and Poster
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.20(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Alan Dyer, one of Canada's foremost experts on astronomy, is the resident astronomer at the TELUS World of Science in Calgary, Alberta. He is also the author of INSIDERS: SPACE, published in 2007. Asteroid #78434 is named after him.
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Our oldest son is obsessed with space. This book was right up his alley. He looks at it nonstop. It comes with an educational DVD, which of course he also loves. I like to think that one can never have too many books. What a joy to come into a room and see the boys all sitting around reading books.