Oxford First Book of Space

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The Oxford First Book of Space is an illustrated introduction to space. The book explains many of the objects that fill outer space, such as planets, stars, our galaxy, and our solar system, as well as occurences such as quasars and black holes. Space travel is explained, with attention to the space suit and conditions for living in space. Activities are included to help children understand concepts and find celestial bodies.
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Overview

The Oxford First Book of Space is an illustrated introduction to space. The book explains many of the objects that fill outer space, such as planets, stars, our galaxy, and our solar system, as well as occurences such as quasars and black holes. Space travel is explained, with attention to the space suit and conditions for living in space. Activities are included to help children understand concepts and find celestial bodies.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The Oxford First Book series also takes readers to space in one of its two new titles. The Oxford First Book of Space by Andrew Langley begins with the stars, moon and sun, then moves onto the earth and its solar system, including the birth and death of a star. "Look Closer" boxes invite readers to examine scientific discoveries or questions, and several spreads focus on life in space (including taking a shower) and walking on the moon. The Oxford First Book of Animals by Barbara Taylor arranges its information thematically. For example, the spread "Living Together" highlights a termite tower, organized like a city, and a sweetlips fish that holds open its mouth for a teeth cleaning--by a cleaner wrasse, a much smaller fish. Diagrams and photographs demonstrate how nature's inhabitants both work together and fight to survive. (Feb.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-This superficial import falls below this veteran author's usual standards. Langley intersperses a rehash of basic information about stars, planets, and space exploration with simplistic claims ("Without the Sun's energy, nothing on Earth could live"); lazy generalizations (Saturn has "a series of at least seven sparkling rings"); and such poorly written lines as, "The Lunar Module landed cautiously on the Moon" or "For moving about in space, astronauts use something called a Manned Maneuvering Unit." Large, flashy pictures, most of which are enhanced-color space photos, display similar signs of carelessness. In a schematic view of the solar system, for instance, Pluto's orbit wrongly remains outside Neptune's for its entire path; and mentions of the Orion Nebula and the star Betelgeuse in the text refer to a much earlier illustration in which neither is labeled. There are no leads to sources of further information, whether on paper or online. Peter Bond's DK Guide to Space (DK, 1999) and Alan Dyer's Space (Reader's Digest, 1999) cover the same territory, both with greater attention to accuracy and more respect for the intended audience.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195216868
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/25/2001
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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