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Seeing Earth from Space

Seeing Earth from Space

by Patricia Lauber
     
 

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Seeing Earth from Space gives readers an opportunity to soar away from our planet and view it as astronauts do. It gives them a chance to study images formed from data collected by satellites.

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Seeing Earth from Space gives readers an opportunity to soar away from our planet and view it as astronauts do. It gives them a chance to study images formed from data collected by satellites.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A change of perspective can facilitate startling changes in our thinking, even about everyday matters. When the new vantage point is outer space, and the object regarded is our own planet, the possibilities are breathtaking indeed. Lauber has compiled stunning photographs of the Earth taken by astronauts and images compiled from satellite data. She prompts the reader to consider not only their beauty but their significance to an understanding of Earth's evolution. Detailing the ways in which scientists use such images to track storm systems, predict weather and study crop conditions, Lauber pays particular attention to evidence of the environmental changes that humans have wrought. To this end, she offers involved but clear interpretations of infrared pictures of the Arctic's ozone hole and a radar impression of a long-buried Sahara riverbed. This is an unusual and thought-provoking book: it offers the magical sight of the Earth as a distant, luminous orb, and makes a resonant plea to treasure this precious planet. Ages 10-up. ( Aug. )
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
This award-winning book is a visual feast. The images of the earth are actual photographs taken by astronauts and satellites. The remote seeing devices provide images of the earth that contain an amazing degree of detail and information. Through pictures like these, scientists are learning about land use, watercourses, and the effects of pollution. They also are "seeing" for the first time the actual terrain under the vast oceans that cover so much of our planet's surface. When you look at these pictures and read the smooth flowing and informative text, you cannot help but be just as concerned as those who have traveled in space for the future of this beautiful but fragile planet. 1994 (orig.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-A universally appealing book, depicting in speculative tones and awe-inspiring photos the view of Earth from space, the fragility of the planet, and the urgent need to protect it. (Aug. 1990)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531070574
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Edition description:
1ST ORCHAR
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 10.49(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Pat Lauber has lived in southwestern Connecticut almost all her life; her family moved there just a few years after her birth in 1924. Growing up, she loved to read and also to write her own stories. After graduating from Wellesley College, where she majored in English, she began working in publishing for Scholastic. It was at Scholastic that she was encouraged to write down stories about her dog Clarence, which eventually evolved into her first book Clarence the TV Dog. Since then she has written more than 100 books for children, mostly nonfiction and has continued freelance writing and editing for several publications. She currently resides in Connecticut.

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