The New York Public Library Amazing Space: A Book of Answers for Kids

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The New York Public Library amazing space

Travel to distant galaxies and explore awesome constellations. Discover mysterious planets and catch a comet by the tail. Find the answers to your questions about the wonders of space . . .

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY's best-selling reference books include The New York Public Library Desk Reference, The New York Public Library Book of Answers, and The New York Public ...

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The New York Public Library amazing space

Travel to distant galaxies and explore awesome constellations. Discover mysterious planets and catch a comet by the tail. Find the answers to your questions about the wonders of space . . .

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY's best-selling reference books include The New York Public Library Desk Reference, The New York Public Library Book of Answers, and The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference. ANN-JEANETTE CAMPBELL is the coauthor of The New York Public Library Incredible Earth.

Also in this series . . . The New York Public Library Incredible Earth

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In this book of questions and answers, the chapters range from an introduction to astronomy and the Universe to a close look at our solar system and a recap of space exploration. In addition to the questions and answers, there are fact boxes that provide detailed explanations of topics such as Newton's Laws, Einstein's theories, space facts and figures, and trivia. All of the text is liberally illustrated with black-and-white drawings. It's fun, and a handy reference for any student with an inquiring mind at a price that is equally attractive. There is a glossary, selected reading list and an index.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8Arranging her material into nine general categories, Campbell presents a great deal of information on space exploration, the solar system, individual planets, galaxies, and related phenomena. Diagrams are used to help explain some points, while sidebars add interesting factoids and related anecdotes or suggest experiments. The writing is clear and the information logically arranged within each chapter, leading readers from the simpler points to more complex subjects. Most answers are brief, but they provide sufficient detail to be useful for report writers as well as those satisfying personal curiosity. A lengthy glossary offers definitions of terms, many of which are explained more fully in the text. A bibliography of sources is included, and readers might also use it as a guide to further reading. The careful attention to sequencing and useful index make this question-and-answer title an informative introduction to astronomy and space.Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
Kirkus Reviews
Campbell (with Ronald Rood, The New York Public Library Incredible Earth, 1996) pens a creative and exciting introduction to almost everything readers dreamed of knowing about space. Following the format established in the first book, this is a collection of the most commonly asked questions at the New York Public Library about the basics of astronomy and their answers. Clever black-and-white drawings throughout turn highly complex topics into simple and understandable information. Campbell organizes the multitude of questions into accessible chapters: "All About Astronomy," "Looking at Celestial Objects," "The Universe and Its Galaxies," etc., ending with "Space Exploration." A must-have for browsers interested in the "final frontier," and an excellent resource for instigating specific research.
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Table of Contents

All About Astronomy.

Looking at Celestial Objects.

The Universe and Its Galaxies.

Stars and the Sun.

The Solar System.

Earth and Its Moon.

The Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and Mars.

The Outer Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.

Space Exploration.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

The New York Public Library's Recommended Reading List.

Index.

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