Seeing Earth from Space

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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.

Text and photographs taken from space depict the nature, evolution, and future of Earth.

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Overview

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.

Text and photographs taken from space depict the nature, evolution, and future of Earth.

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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
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)
School Library Journal
In Journey to the Planets (Crown, 1982), Lauber made good use of striking black-and-white photographs as she explored and described the solar system. Now the camera has been turned on Earth, and she also explains how different that camera has become. Infrared and radar imaging are discussed as is the seemingly strange use of color in the pictures produced by these types of remote sensors. Lauber clearly describes the ways in which scientists can use the various types of pictures now available to them. Her thrust is ecological, emphasizing the photographic evidence of the damage to the planet (ozone holes, Brazilian forest fires, climatic changes in Africa, etc.); she is persuasive without being alarmist. The vivid photographs are well-reproduced, and each is referred to frequently in the lucid text. Some photos require a bit of studying to determine the described features, but that's just how scientists read them, too. Many terms are explained when they are first used in the text, as well as in the glossary. The bibliography includes only two titles for young readers (clearly indicated as such), but the adult works cited all include generous quantities of remote-sensing images for those who want to see more of these fascinating pictures. In all, an excellent and timely introduction to one of the newer areas of Earth/space technology. --Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
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Product Details

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

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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