Saturno: El sistema solar

Saturno: El sistema solar

by Isaac Asimov, Patricia D'Andrea, Carlos Porras, Richard Hantula
     
 

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Children's Literature
The books from "Isaac Asimov's 21st Century Library of the Universe" series are soundly written with plenty of clear scientific explanations and interesting facts, but they are not terribly exciting. Each book reads like the next, as they all progress through the history of scientific discoveries leading to what we know about the particularly celestial body today. The rigid formatting and repetitive writing is a disservice to their often-impressive content. For example, the fact that Saturn is the only planet that could float in water because of its low density is confusingly conveyed by an illustration of children on the beach watching the planet skim the surface of the ocean. The book fares much better with its pictures, particularly the spectacular views of Saturn's rings and moons. This book is essentially a collection of wonderful facts without a coherent view of how to understand the night sky. 2004 (orig. 1988), Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 6 to 10.
—Veronica Betancourt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836838602
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Isaac Asimov's 21st Century Library of the Universe
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Meet the Author

Isaac Asimov began his Foundation series at the age of 21, not realizing that it would one day be considered a cornerstone of science fiction. During his legendary career, Asimov penned over 400 books on subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare to history, though he was most loved for his award-winning science fiction sagas. Asimov entertained and educated readers of all ages for close to five decades, until he died, at the age of 72, in April 1992.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 20, 1920
Date of Death:
April 6, 1992
Place of Birth:
Petrovichi, Russia
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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