Saturn

Saturn

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A breathtaking look at the most beautiful of all the planets with its magnificent rings and moons. From School Library Journal: "An introduction to the planet and its major satellites. Despite the strength of the text, it is the color photos that steal the show, highlighting [the] planet’s exotic beauty in much the same way that black-and-white photography

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A breathtaking look at the most beautiful of all the planets with its magnificent rings and moons. From School Library Journal: "An introduction to the planet and its major satellites. Despite the strength of the text, it is the color photos that steal the show, highlighting [the] planet’s exotic beauty in much the same way that black-and-white photography accented the moon's starkness. In all, a delightful coupling of sound exposition with dazzling illustrations.” Newly Updated 2012.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Stunning photographs and the author's characteristic clear writing provide introductions to two planets in the solar system. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 Except for the glorious color photographs here, from NASA's Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft, these two books are virtually identical in format and style to Simon's Earth and Moon (both Four Winds, 1984). The two volumes provide an introduction to these planets and their major satellites. The composition, atmosphere and rings of both planets; the four large Galilean satellites of Jupiter; Saturn's giant moon, Titan; and eight of its intermediate-sized moons are covered. The texts are readable and up-to-date, presenting the essentials on the two giant planets without overwhelming readers with detail. The only flaw is a poor explanation of the orbits of the particles that make up Saturn's rings: explaining that Saturn's gravity keeps the rings from flying off into space, Simon says that gravity pulls them toward the center of the planet but fails to explain that their motion prevents their actually falling to the planet's surface. This quibble does not significantly detract from these books' overall quality, though. Despite the strengths of the texts, it is the color photos that steal the show, highlighting these planets' exotic beauty in much the same way that Moon' s black-and-white photography accented the moon's starkness. In all, a delightful coupling of sound expositions with dazzling illustrations. Chalk up two more for Simon. Jeffrey A. French, Rocky River Public Library, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936503193
Publisher:
StarWalk Kids Media
Publication date:
02/14/2014
Sold by:
Seymour Science
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
16 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Seymour Simon, whom the New York Times called "the dean of the [children's science] field," is the author of more than 250 highly acclaimed science books, more than seventy-five of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. He has introduced tens of millions of children to a staggering array of subjects, and his Collins photo-essay series is co-branded with the Smithsonian Institution, giving them a special seal of approval from a leading authority on science and education. 

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