Space

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These oversized, full color books offer an innovative introduction to essential reference topics for children. Packed with vital and fascinating information. A vibrant mix of detailed illustrations, computer-generated maps, and colorful photographs.

Describes the solar system and its planets; discusses the science of studying space; includes "fact files," "amazing facts," and glossary.

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Overview

These oversized, full color books offer an innovative introduction to essential reference topics for children. Packed with vital and fascinating information. A vibrant mix of detailed illustrations, computer-generated maps, and colorful photographs.

Describes the solar system and its planets; discusses the science of studying space; includes "fact files," "amazing facts," and glossary.

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
For the independently inquisitive reader/browser or report- bent student, have available Ms. Becklake's outstanding, wide- range overview of stars, planets, and spacecraft. Dramatic, detailed-filled, full-color drawings, photographs and computer-enhanced images are integrated with and provide background for each of Sue Becklake's two- to four-page chapters. With short introductory paragraphs, annotations, and sidebarred subtopics, she elaborates on such areas as space flight, space probes and how they work, and our future in space.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587286605
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Picture Reference Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.59 (w) x 13.43 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Surrounded by space 6
Our life-giving star 8
A family of planets 10
Planet of life 12
The Earth's neighbors 14
The smallest of all 16
The biggest of all 18
So far away 20
Space snowball 22
A star is born 24
Death of a star 26
Billions of galaxies 28
What is the Universe? 30
Looking into space 32
Three, two, one... Life-off! 34
Living in space 36
Home from home 38
Robot explorers 40
Watching the Earth 42
Voyage to the Moon 44
Are we alone? 46
Index 48
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