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Space: The Whole Whizz-Bang Story
     

Space: The Whole Whizz-Bang Story

by Mike Phillips
 

What would happen if you were flying a spaceship near a black hole? Find the answer, along with a whole solar system of games and puzzles.

What is a black hole? How do we know that stars and galaxies are billions of years old? What is the difference between stars and planets? Find the answers to these and other space-related

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What would happen if you were flying a spaceship near a black hole? Find the answer, along with a whole solar system of games and puzzles.

What is a black hole? How do we know that stars and galaxies are billions of years old? What is the difference between stars and planets? Find the answers to these and other space-related questions in this funny and informative book. Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, like supermassive black holes, galaxies, telescopes, planets, solar flares, constellations, eclipses, and red dwarfs, this book contains absolutely no boring parts!

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"...a humorous and approachable overview of astronomy." —School Library Journal

“Author Glenn Murphy writes as though he is having a conversation with the reader and turns what would normally be big daunting information about the universe, stars and the solar system and skillfully turns it into a light and funny read.” —Smart Books for Smart Kids

School Library Journal
06/01/2014
Gr 4–6—Beginning with the history of astronomy and the contributions made by the Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, and Arabs to the understanding of the universe, this humorous and approachable overview of astronomy is illustrated with black-and-white cartoons. The author uses a conversational tone throughout to present information and text boxes to highlight the definitions of concepts such as light years, astronomy vs. astrology, and weight vs. mass. Although the science is solid, the information is marred slightly by participatory fill-in-the-blanks pages, such as a Planetary Sudoku and an "Astronomer Word Search" that asks readers to find words such as "heliocentric," "orbit," and "gravity." Moreover, with only a table of contents as a finding aid, this title is more an individual purchase than one for a library collection.—Frances E. Millhouser, formerly at Fairfax County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447226239
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
05/28/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
619,030
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Glenn Murphy is the author of How Loud Can You Burp? and Why Is Snot Green? He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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