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The Mystery of UFOs
     

The Mystery of UFOs

by Judith Herbst, Greg Clarke (Illustrator), Greg Clarke (Illustrator)
 

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Throughout history there have been many reported sightings of objects in the sky, and some that have even landed on Earth. In this witty and scientifically accurate study, Judith Herbst poses several explanations for these close encounters, ranging from human-made objects and natural phenomena to the possibility of life on other planets. Full color.

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Throughout history there have been many reported sightings of objects in the sky, and some that have even landed on Earth. In this witty and scientifically accurate study, Judith Herbst poses several explanations for these close encounters, ranging from human-made objects and natural phenomena to the possibility of life on other planets. Full color.

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Gr 2-4--Cartoon-style illustrations in muted colors add a touch of lightness to a normally serious subject. They are whimsical at times, such as showing four animal witnesses to the infamous Roswell, NM, crash with a lizard standing upright, scratching his head in wonder and a bird dressed in tank top, jeans, and sports shoes. Modern concepts of UFOs and alien beings are introduced through brief recountings of well-known sightings, mostly in the American West and Southwest. Two major theories as to what UFOs may be are advanced--theycould be alien spacecraft or visions of solid objects made real by human imaginations. One page of illustrations shows "What UFOs Are NOT." Pictures include: "lenticular clouds," a sun pillar, a meteor, Venus, ball lightning, and blimp lights and a "Flying Pancake" (experimental aircraft). These items are frequently reported as UFOs. The U.S. government's investigative efforts, beginning with "Project Sign" and ending with "Project Blue Book," are mentioned. Characteristics of a typical alien-abduction experience complete this basic survey of UFO mysteries. Elaine Landau's UFOs (Millbrook, 1995) mentions less well known sightings and has photographs, a glossary, bibliography, and index, all of which are lacking in Herbst's presentation. Both titles end with the opinion that UFOs remain mysteries that bear further investigation.--Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689838934
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
11/14/2000
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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